The sex scene from Wild Orchid is included here most notably because it was used as an example for why the MPAA needed another cinema rating for films which were made for adults but did not deserve an “X” rating (usually reserved for pornography with scenes of blatantly unsimulated, explicit sex.) Subsequently the NC-17 rating was introduced in America, and later the flood of erotic thrillers making money at the box-office, the perfect Saturday night date flick.
Carre Otis and Mickey Rourke became romantically invloved during the making of the film (and later a six year marriage), which led to rumours that their love scenes were real, something both actors deny but the director remains ambiguous about. The love scenes are certainly hot for the time, I remember that apart from a Danish porno VHS my friend copied for me, this was the strongest display of sex I’d ever seen in a movie. I particularly like the use of sexy-jazz (as I call it) and tribal drums in this clip, saxin’ it up to the max!
This is one I remember from when I was 15, which was a time when casually watching a Christopher Walken thriller and stumbling upon a hot lesbian scene was like discovering the missing link. Bi-sexual Anne Heche (Donnie Brasco; Wag The Dog) and Joan Chen (Twin Peaks; Lust, Caution) co-star in the movie, about a money launderer (Walken) who falls for call-girl Alex (Heche) who in turn falls for the guys attractive Chinese wife Virginia (Chen). Most interesting is that it is directed by Donald Cammell (the Scottish filmmaker who made Performance with Nic Roeg and friend of Marlon Brando who he co-wrote Fan-Tan with), and co-written by Cammell and his wife China Kong. Cammell committed suicide shortly after seeing the film drastically re-edited by its producers. Later a “director’s cut” version by China Kong was released in 2000 to critical acclaim. Harsh.
Anyway the scene is pretty hot, one of the better lesbian scenes in a mainstream movie, in my opinion, the way they move together is well done, typically when this kind of scene is done we don’t get the impression that the girls are touching each others pussies. I like the way Heche takes control, gently brushing Joan Chen’s arms at the beginning, kissing her neck, and the end when she seems to be really rubbing Joan Chen’s pussy is great. I have a feeling that Heche enjoyed filming this, Cammell saying “action” and Chen saying “hang on there is something sticky and wet on my thigh.”