What’s the Right Way to Shoot Sex Scenes?

Perfectly Good Moment uses sex scenes to build character — and the actors didn’t feel weird

Look, no one’s saying people can’t make sex scenes or that sex scenes are inherently bad. But in recent years, directors have learned that there’s a right way and a wrong way to shoot them, and that clear planning and boundaries can make for a better scene.

Here’s a good essay by Lauren Greenhall, director of the new indie erotic thriller Perfectly Good Moment, about how an intimacy coordinator made the film better and more comfortable for everyone.

Main image: A Romeo and Juliet publicity still. Paramount.

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