Under the Covers with Eve - Episode 7: Sex in the Movies

11:39 Under the Covers with Eve episode 7 / 34 Oct 25, 2015 9 comments 3278 1163

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This week's episode is just a little ramble about something I've noticed about sex in the movies.

Potential Spoiler Alert!

Here are the movies I mention:


A Winter's Tale

Cabin in the Woods


Basic Instinct


To Die For

The Last Seduction

Body Heat

Liar Liar

Fatal Attraction

What Lies Beneath

James Bond - in general!

The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

Game of Thrones



Star Wars Episode III


Tomb Raider II

See if you've noticed the same thing I have...

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  • JustMe on 2016-05-25 00:14:29 (UTC)

    Oh dear lord why? Ok I'm gonna try to keep this short.

    Jaws- I don't think it matters if a character has sex or not in a jaws film. The great white doesn't discriminate. Man, woman, virgin or not. "A woman has sex then gets eaten, THE SEX-SHAMING OF WOMEN IS UNBELIEVABLE!" Are we gonna forget the thousands of men who have had more brutal deaths in the series or in horror movies in general just for being men? Also are we gonna forget that women are more likely to be survivors and protagonists in horror films? Meanwhile the antagonist is usually a man. See how I can easily change the narrative to make it seem as Hollywood hate men?

    A Winter's Tale- It was a play written by Shakespeare... What about it? It's history, times where different and people has different views. Why dwell on the past?

    Cabin in the Woods- Bad example Eve. It's a horror comedy where, not only is the protagonist a female, she isn't a virgin and the person everyone keeps telling her to kill to save the world is the stoner character... A man.

    Species- Another bad example. Not only is the species series kind of dumb, but what's wrong with a female creature or alien using it's sexuality as a weapon? At least it's viewed as sexy and hot, but men's sexuality is violent and disgusting, I'll give you an example. In the film "Splice", Dren is female for 95% of the film and has this very hot sexual tension with Clive. The moment Dren turns male, he kills Clive and rapes Clive's wife Elsa.

    Basic Instinct- Same rant as Species. Also in Basic Instinct it shows men as horn-dog losers that are easily manipulated by women and women being more intelligent and clever.

    Bedazzled- Again, Species rant. Also one, what's bad about a woman playing the devil, especially when there's literally thousands and thousands of films where the devil is played by a man wanting to rule the world or killing people. In bedazzled, she just teases Brandon Fraser... Boohoo. And two, what's wrong with women playing villains? I see this complaint a lot with feminists and women, they love Alien, but will call Hardcore Henry misogynistic because the main villain is a female.

    To Die For, The Last Seduction, Body Heat- Never saw them, not gonna bother.

    Liar Liar- A comedy film where a man can't lie and your complaint is, "because his boss wanted to fuck him"..... Boohoo. That's literally an aspect no one, but a handful of people noticed or cared about. The rest of us were laughing at Jim Carrey make stupid noises and faces because he couldn't lie.

    Fatal Attraction, What Lies Beneath- Never saw, not gonna bother.

    James Bond - in general!- Sigh, please Eve. Why? Really?

    The Man From U.N.C.L.E.- Never saw, not gonna bother. I don't watch cheap Bond knock-off films. I don't even think it did well did it?

    Game of Thrones- Oh you mean the same show where a man that ironically love sex had his dick cut off, keep alive, and brainwashed into being a slave? And all by another man. Hmmmm, funny isn't Eve? Narrative, such a great thing.

    Titanic- What!? Are you kidding?

    X-Men- Not even a good trilogy and she's only one mutant. You do know Rogue also has the ability to copy other mutant's powers right?

    Star Wars Episode III- We don't take about the prequels. Another bad example, everyone hates the prequels.

    Tomb Raider II- Never saw, not gonna bother. If it's anything like the first, bad example because the first also sucked.

    Basically Eve, you're complaining over a stupid trope that no on believes and you also cherry picked films where this trope is in and half are either bad examples or films that almost no one saw or even likes.

  • FallenKnight71 on 2016-01-11 08:26:52 (UTC)

    Another great audio Eve,
    You made me snort-laugh while listening. I thought that may give you a smile:)

    • A Eve on 2016-01-11 11:35:26 (UTC)

      haha at least I didn't make you spray your drink through your nose...


  • MadWithLust on 2015-11-02 02:59:46 (UTC)

    I never noticed that! But, in defence of horror movies, like convenient dark stormy nights/blackouts/dark rooms, having sex is a convenient plot device for the scary evil ___ to sneak up on unsuspecting victims. I don't notice anything in the throes of passions... :P

    • A Eve on 2015-11-03 11:41:31 (UTC)

      Zenia Onatopp kills guys while she's on them :P

  • leytod on 2015-10-26 15:26:47 (UTC)

    Your Under The Covers series has quickly become my favourite of your creations.

    I think most people view sex as powerful. Power can be dangerous. Sex is chaotic and breaks our feelings of order and control. People who can control sex are generally viewed as being powerful. Thus, sex is an excellent medium for creating conflict, which every story needs.

    There's little conflict - and therefore little story to be told - in tale about love and / or sex where all goes fine.

    Nevertheless, I see your point in this interesting episode. Why is the power of sex so often used to create conflict in a story? Why does it rarely save people from conflict? Why is it rarely the attribute of heroes?

    Some stories where I think characters with sexuality were "good guys": The Matrix. Firefly. The most modern re-telling of Battlestar Galactica.

    • A Eve on 2015-10-28 18:56:28 (UTC)

      Thank you! You're right, I was thinking about The Matrix 2 in particular where Neo and Trinity get together - maybe it's just the addition of the morality. They are clearly in love, and that puts in almost in the 'married parents' category of acceptable sexuality.

      But I agree, there are a few movies where sexuality isn't vilified, I just wish there were more :)

      • leytod on 2015-11-01 20:56:06 (UTC)

        Have you watched the 2002 TV show, Firefly? I would greatly enjoy reading your comments about Inara (the Companion) and Kaylee (the Mechanic).

        • A Eve on 2015-11-03 11:41:57 (UTC)

          No I haven't yet, but I'll take a look :D