Under the Covers with Eve - Episode 7: Sex in the Movies
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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
To Die For
The Last Seduction
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...
Other audios in Under the Covers with Eve
- Episode 1 Under the Covers with Eve - Episode 1: Sexiness
- Episode 2 Under the Covers with Eve - Episode 2: Romance Novels (ie Sex Manuals)
- Episode 3 Under the Covers with Eve - Episode 3: Body Image
- Episode 4 Under the Covers with Eve - Episode 4: Visualizing The Love & Sex You Want
- Episode 5 Under the Covers with Eve - Episode 5: The Renaissance of You
- Episode 6 Under the Covers with Eve - Episode 6: You're Not a Virgin (You Just Think You Are)
- Episode 7 Under the Covers with Eve - Episode 7: Sex in the Movies ←
- Episode 8 Under the Covers with Eve - Episode 8: Introducing Her to Your Fantasies
- Episode 9 Under the Covers with Eve - Episode 9: Depression
- Episode 10 Under the Covers with Eve - Episode10: Oblivious - Picking Up on Signals from Women
- Episode 11 Under the Covers with Eve - Episode 11 : Alpha Male, Beta Male...How about Nu Male?
- Episode 12 Under the Covers with Eve: Episode 12 - The Tinder Dating Experiment
- Episode 13 Under the Covers with Eve - Episode 13: Lurkers
- Episode 14 Under the Covers with Eve - Episode 14: The Case for Making Erotic Audio
- Episode 15 Under the Covers with Eve - Episode 15: Why I'm Not a Feminist
- Episode 16 Under the Covers with Eve - Episode 16: (Don't)* Meet a Woman This Year
- Episode 17 Under the Covers with Eve - Episode 17: Beauty
- Episode 18 Under the Covers with Eve - Episode 18: Awaken Your Sexual Self
- Episode 19 Under the Covers with Eve - Episode 19: Porn Addiction
- Episode 20 Under the Covers with Eve - Episode 20: Meeting the Right Person
- Episode 21 Under the Covers with Eve - Episode 21: There's No Playbook for Sex
- Episode 22 Under the Covers with Eve - Episode 22: The Death of Debate
- Episode 23 Under the Covers with Eve - Episode 23: Aftersex
- Episode 24 Under the Covers with Eve - Episode 24: The Rape Fantasy
- Episode 25 Under the Covers with Eve - Episode 25: Loneliness
- Episode 26 Under the Covers with Eve - Episode 26: Movie Night
- Episode 27 Under the Covers with Eve - Episode 27: The Sex Trade
- Episode 28 Under the Covers with Eve - Episode 28: Refusing to Choose
- Episode 29 Under the Covers with Eve - Episode 29: Sexy Isn't a Size (Feat. 17 Ladies from Gone Wild Audio)
- Episode 30 Under the Covers with Eve - Episode 30: Preparing for the First Time
- Episode 31 Under the Covers with Eve - Episode 31: Shyness
- Episode 32 Under the Covers with Eve - Episode 32: Rejection
- Episode 33 Under the Covers with Eve - Episode 33: Late Bloomers
- Episode 34 Under the Covers with Eve - Episode 34: The Male Gaze
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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