Hollywood loves to make love, but some movies like their sexual encounters to be a little less ordinary. If the bedroom’s too boring and the kitchen too droll, leave it to Hollywood to suggest a few more unconventional places to get it on.
Whether they’re adrenaline junkies who won’t let bad guys or bad timing get in the way of sex, or perhaps they’re looking to be closer to nature by connecting in a pool or up in the air. Or maybe the quiet of a library or elevator is more their thing.
Whether it’s in a plane, train or automobile, check out these weird places the movies have gotten their freak on. Here is Screen Rant’s list of the 10 Weirdest Places That Movie Characters Have Sex.
In the pool – Showgirls (1995)
In theory, this setting should be sexy. Partners are already in skimpy clothes, it’s usually set in the dark and the water’s just right. You could even spice up the night with a little mood lighting and alcohol, but after watching the near-drowning incident that passes for sex in Paul Verhoeven’s Showgirls, consider this fantasy forever ruined.
After watching several dramatic (and comedic) strip teases, Nomi (Elizabeth Berkley) and her sleazy rich boyfriend Zack (Kyle) finally get it on in the backyard pool to disastrous but unforgettable results.
In a classroom – Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life (1983)
You probably heard rumors about the unconventional places your high school classmates disappeared to for extracurricular activities. The choices were many: the band room, behind the library, the gym locker room, or (if you went to a religious school) the chapel. But none were as bold or as hilarious as this skit in Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life.
In of the many classic Python sketches in the film, John Cleese plays a teacher who gives a lesson in sex his students won’t forget, on his desk in front of the class. So after learning that “every sperm is sacred” and where babies come from, be sure to get a few notes from the master of silly walks.
On the subway – Risky Business (1983)
You’ll never look at the express train the same way again. Horny teen Joel (Tom Cruise) gets bored while his parents are away and turns to prostitute Lana (Rebecca De Mornay) for a little excitement and a lot of attention. So much so, the new couple decides to try their luck on the public transportation, however unsanitary that may be.
The ‘80s teen classic seals the deal with cheesy slowed down footage and rushing lights to illuminate the naughty train deed. Risky Business even nails down the high probability of a creepy Peeping Tom.
In a car wash – Crash (1996)
Got a car but no place for privacy? If you don’t want to miss out on the drive-in’s double feature but can squeeze some time in to get your car washed, Hollywood’s got the solution for you. Goodness knows how many kinky couples took up the timed challenge after David Cronenberg’s Crash took car crushes to a whole another level with James Spader and Holly Hunter.
Not to be confused with the 2004 Oscar winner of the same name, this Crash is about automotive kinksters rediscovering their love lives after terrible car accidents. The sudsy quick getaway from L.A. traffic also made an appearance in 2015’s Tangerine.
In the office – Secretary (2002)
Take to your knees, Fifty Shades of Grey, the original Hollywood bondage film between a set of unequal partners is the kinkiest of office dramas. The movie begins with Lee (Maggie Gyllenhaal) seeking employment after a stint at a mental hospital, but finding work with demanding lawyer Mr. Grey (James Spader) is not quite what she had in mind. However, it begins a sexual awakening for her, and possibly even stirring up feelings for him.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. The movie is rife with awkward sexual encounters, like when Grey straps a saddle to Lee while she’s on all fours on his hay filled desk and has a carrot in her mouth. Yum?
In chinatown – Crank (2006)
For those times you can’t get home soon enough, movies like Crank have taught us that public indecency is quite an acceptable practice, so long as the parents in the crowd can shield their kids’ eyes first. This over-the-top (to put it mildly) scene with Jason Statham and Amy Smart literally stops Chinatown traffic.
What looks like a fight to poor onlookers quickly escalates to intercourse, which is fittingly disrupted by a phone call. The kink for public exhibitionism also makes an appearance in Woody Allen’s Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask) as an answer to “Why Do Some Women Have Trouble Reaching an Orgasm?”
In the library – Atonement (2007)
There’s nothing like getting caught up in a good book, or on a good book shelf. This succulent period drama from Joe Wright follows the fallout of a false accusation by Briony (Saoirse) against her sister Cecilia (Keira Knightley) and Robbie (James McAvoy).
The Downton Abbey-like class-transgressing sex scene in question all happens in the opulent library, just after Cecilia receives a dirty letter from Robbie and accomplishes every book nerd’s fantasy ever.Unfortunately, Briony, nursing a schoolgirl crush on Robbie, walks in on the pair doing the nasty in the library, and when a real sexual assault occurs on the grounds, she offers up Robbie’s name.
In a gunfight – Shoot ‘Em Up (2007)
Come hell, high water or gun toting criminals, let nothing get in the way of your personal time with bae. As Smith (Clive Owens) proves in Shoot ‘Em Up, it’s entirely possible to keep a steady hand, your eyes on the target and still please your partner. A convoluted crime spree straddles the wayward gunslinger Smith with a baby, but that puts no cramp on his way with the ladies.
Until action movies can figure out how to top this sex scene, let the Shoot ‘Em Up standard remain. If you’re looking for a little more clothed foreplay action, the fight scenes duet in Mr. & Mrs. Smith ain’t a half bad warm-up.
In the air – Watchmen (2009)
Watchmen pretty much ruined Leonard Cohen forevermore when super lovers Night Owl (Patrick Wilson) and Silk Spectre (Malin Åkerman) knocked boots in an airship that spit fire during their climax. We can also just go ahead and retire “Hallelujah” from any future use in movies because this sex scene has claimed it for time immemorial.
Having sex “in the air” can also count for a space case like the peak cheese 007 moment in Moonraker. James Bond has a license to kill, a license to drive Aston Martins and one to pull off the gravity-defying acrobatics for that stunt.
In an elevator – What’s New, Pussycat? (1965)
In one Woody Allen’s his early, funny movies, this comedy follows the problems of a fashion magazine editor (Peter O’Toole) who just can’t say “no” to the ladies – even when his engagement is at stake. One of his trysts takes place in a fancy Parisian elevator, though it’s a rather charming, hat-turning experience.
This was just three short years after O’Toole conquered the world in Lawrence of Arabia, making this caddish role a rather big departure from the tortured soul of T.E. Lawrence. What’s New, Pussycat? was also quite a few years before Aerosmith took the hint for their song, “Love in an Elevator.”
On (or with) a car – The Counselor (2013)
Somethings can just never be unseen, or so insists Reiner (Javier Bardem) in The Counselor after watching his partner Malkina (Cameron Diaz, rocking heavy eye liner and a questionable Barbadian accent) pleases herself on the windshield of his car.
Although I wish I could say this is what makes Bardem’s hair stand on its end in the movie, I’m sad to report he wears that unholy look throughout. In a film that also stars Michael Fassbender, Penelope Cruz and Brad Pitt, this is probably the scene you remember most. So take a tip from Cormac McCarthy and Ridley Scott’s strange caper and go straight for the hood or window. And for this one, no partner is necessary.
Of course, these aren’t the only movies to the offer sex in strange locations. Let us know of your favorite weird sex scenes in the comments!