As most people know, to find the good sex and nudity in film, one has to travel outside the US. I've started this topic in hopes that perverts like you and me can share some of our favourite moments in all its erotic glory. Who can't resist those saucy French vixens? Or those Italian heart-throbs? Even better when they shed their clothes... Here, I'd like for everyone to share some of their favourite nude and/or sex scenes, but folks, let's be creative and leave such recent art-house hits like Y Tu Mamá También and Sex & Lucía off the lists.
I'll start with some of the ones I treasure:
Helen Mirren bares both her soul and body in Peter Greenaway's violent allegory The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover... though I do enjoy her nudity in Caligula a bit more.
Jean-Hughes Anglade and Vittorio Mezzogiorno got down and dirty in Patrice Chéreau's L'Homme Blessé--homoerotic, passionate, and sexy.
I enjoy any film where Asia Argento bares her beautiful Italian bod -- and it's even more preverse when it's being shot by her own father!
For Middle-Eastern cinema, the recent Late Marriage contained one of the steamiest, longest, most realistic sex scenes I've seen on film in a while.
...And how could anyone leave off Sylvia Kristel in Emmanuelle?
Derek Jarman's Sebastiane comes to mind when thinking of more male nudity... (I suppose the best male nudity comes from queer cinema.)
Now that I've shattered the ice... feel free to share your thoughts as well.