After holding back the burgeoning tide of The Future of Cinema for a couple of years, I finally started a subscription to Netflix about a month back (yeah, yeah, I’m a Luddite. Who blogs.). I’ve been enjoying the “Play Now” British sit-coms and high-brow documentaries, but one of the first discs I had sent to me was 1989’s The Tall Guy, starring Jeff Goldblum and Emma Thompson.
Not only does this romantic comedy have two actors I find attractive and funny and all-around appealling, it includes plenty of silly British humor, scenes from a (fabricated) musical of The Elephant Man–called Elephant!, natch–AND my favorite sex scene of alllllllll cinematic time. I looked on YouTube for it, but no luck. Probably ’cause of the nudity.
Though I don’t want to give away the details of the scene and thereby rob you of the pleasure of surprise, I will say that it is bold and funny, and to me, very sexy, although maybe not exactly “erotic.” And it involves oranges and a piano. And Jeff Goldblum. Ahem. The film itself is far from perfect, but I love it for its silliness, and its embrace of sexuality (especially women’s) that is warm and frank, but not exploitative.
The Dude is out of town this weekend, and I’m going to be Netflixing it up. What’s your favorite (non-porn, plz) movie sex scene?