“Sex scenes can be quite awkward,” Michael Fassbender has said. From Keira Knightley: “I did a couple shots of vodka beforehand.” “I mean, regardless there’s like 150 crew men watching and you see each other’s bits and pieces. The whole thing is just wrong,” Mila Kunis has added. Poor Henry Cavill, who did “get a bit hard” after an actress with “spectacular breasts” simulated a sex scene with him in The Tudors has said: “It’s actually acutely uncomfortable being naked in a roomful of people. The very last thing it is sexy.”

But at some point, it must be sexy, because plenty of actors have crossed the line from simulating sex to having real sex on screen

Original Sin

Rumours of real sex have always haunted this film Just because of the Steamy Chemistry Between the actors

Little Ashes

The film is notable because it features a sex scene, shot from Pattinson’s waist up, while from the waist-below he was masturbating in order to produce the desired orgasm face.

Factory Girl

Both Sienna Miller and Hayden Christensen have denied having real sex in this movie about Andy Warhol muse Edie Sedgwick, but the rumours still circulate

The Postman Always Rings Twice

The graphic sex scenes between stars Jack Nicholson and Jessica Lange were so numerous and realistic that audiences believed the sex was real.

Last Tango In Paris

The infamous rape scene in Last Tango In Paris doesn’t feature real sex, but it did feature the threat of real sex, as both actress Maria Schneider and director Bernado Bertolucci have both confirmed


Is Mark Rylance maybe the only Oscar-winner to have unstimulated sex in a film