Baise-moi is a 2000 France crime drama by Virginie Despentes and Coralie. With Raffaëla Anderson, Karen Lancaume, Céline Beugnot.
Cut by the BBFC for 2001 cinema release and 2002 DVD, but uncut on 2013
DVD. The BBFC notes that the film contains real sex. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US. Banned in Australia
Summary Review: Crude but exhilarating
Two young women, marginalised by society, go on a
destructive tour of sex and violence. Breaking norms and killing men - and shattering the complacency of polite cinema audiences.
People comparing Baise-Moi to Thelma and Louise and finding it wanting by comparison
are missing the point. Baise-Moi has much more in common with films like Natural Born Killers and Rafal Sielinski's Fun , and viewers who won't enjoy the nasty music, nasty violence and nasty sex should stick to safe, predictable
Hollywood production-line films. For those with stronger stomachs, this will be a cult film to watch repeatedly.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for sexual violence,
real sex and very strong language with previous BBFC cuts waived for:
BAISE-MOI is a subtitled French feature in which two young women, marginalised by society and troubled by their experiences of rape, prostitution and pornography, meet by chance and embark on a
violent killing spree. It was originally cut at 18 for both cinema and video release in 2001. This DVD re-release is rated 18 uncut for sexual violence, real sex and very strong language.
A brutal rape scene occurs early in the
film, with two women being abducted by a group of men and taken to an abandoned warehouse. There, one of the women struggles and cries out as she is hit, forcibly stripped and raped. The other woman remains passive, refusing to respond to the rapists.
The scene includes nudity and an explicit close shot of real penetration. However, neither the nudity nor the real penetration are portrayed as sexual or titillating. On the contrary, the rape is presented as violent and horrific, and, in this context,
the shot of penetration reinforces the violation and brutality. In a later scene a man is anally penetrated with a gun. Again, the act is clearly one of violence and it relates back to the earlier rape. Neither sequence makes sexual or sadistic violence
appear normal, appealing or arousing. There is never any suggestion that the victims enjoy the experience, and the audience is led to identify and empathise with the victims, not the perpetrators.
BAISE-MOI contains additional
scenes of strong sex, including real oral sex and penetration, as the young women are seen with clients or men they meet on their journey. These scenes, like the scenes of sexual violence, reflect the gritty reality of the character's lives and
Battle in Heaven is a 2005 Mexico / Belgium / France / Germany / Netherlands drama by Carlos Reygadas. Starring Marcos Hernández, Anapola Mushkadiz and Bertha Ruiz.
Uncut in the UK and US
A working-class man named Marcos and his wife kidnap a baby for ransom money, but it goes tragically wrong when the infant dies. In another world
is Ana, the daughter of the general for whom he drives, who does sexual acts to any man for pleasure. Marcos confesses his guilt to her in his troubled search for relief, and then finds himself on his knees amid the multitude of believers moving slowly
toward the Basilica in honor of the Lady of Guadalupe.
Apparently people just aren't much into "faking it" anymore, even when it comes to sex in the movies. The Mexican film, Battle in Heaven
, opens with a graphic scene of a young woman performing oral sex on the main character - and we can clearly see that this is not a simulation (it's also not much of a stimulation given the man involved). I don't know if the various hardcore scenes were
actually included in the movie when it played theatrically in the United States in 2006. But they are certainly in the video, and those easily offended by such activity had best be forewarned.
For me, the sex scenes themselves are not the
problem. It is the movie as a whole that I object to. For Battle in Heaven is a pretentious, arty contrivance that seems to be operating under the assumption - quite rightly perhaps, since the movie ended up on quite a large number of ten best
lists last year - that it can earn points with the critical intelligentsia if it can just manage to bore its audience into a state of complete catatonia.
Beauty is a 2011 South Africa/France/Germany gay drama by Oliver Hermanus. With Roeline Daneel, Sue Diepeveen and Charlie Keegan.
Uncut in the UK
The BBFC commented in its Annual Report
Beauty is a South African drama about a middle-aged businessman who leads a secret life with a group of men who gather to have sex with each other. It includes sight of a pornographic video playing in the
background during one such gathering. The video features brief scenes of unsimulated masturbation and anal penetration that graphically illustrate both the nature of the men's sexual activities and their hypocrisy in being openly bigoted against gay
people whilst at the same time enjoying gay pornography and gay group sex. With this clear contextual justification the film was classified 18 without cuts.
Promotional Material: Misplaced Lust
Francois lives a skillfully controlled, well managed life, in Bloemfontein, South Africa. Father of two daughters and a devoted husband, he is wholly unprepared when a chance encounter unravels his clean and ordered
existence.23-year-old Christian is the son of a long lost friend. By all accounts he is the personification of a handsome young man in the prime of his life. Francois is so disarmed by the young man that it instantly ignites within him an all consuming
infatuation and misplaced lust.
Despite his careful concealed disgust for himself, Francois pours out the lost emotions he has despised all his life in what becomes a desperate attempt at taking from the world that which he has
always secretly wanted: Happiness.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong real sex and sexual violence for:
Bedways is a 2010 Germany romance by Rolf Peter Kahl. Starring Miriam Mayet,
Matthias Faust and Lana Cooper.
Uncut in the UK
A huge, run-down apartment in Berlin Mitte. Two women and a man, rehearsals for a movie about love and sex, that will never be shot. Acting and reality
mingle into a dangerous melange. Berlin is the shelter, love is impossible, flesh is the law.
It's really a brilliant film about sex, love and desire. With great music, located in Berlin and yes, with graphic sex scenes, but
Some words about the actors: The performance of the lead actress Miriam Mayet is awesome! She has a remarkable presence, not only at the great masturbation scene in one take, without a cut for around 10 minutes!
Blind is a 2014 Norway drama by Eskil Vogt. Starring Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Henrik Rafaelsen and Vera Vitali.
Uncut by the BBFC for 2015 a8 rated cinema and home video release. The BBFC
not that it features strong real sex.
Having recently lost her sight, Ingrid retreats to the safety of her home - a place where she can feel in control, alone with her husband and her
thoughts. But Ingrid's real problems lie within, not beyond the walls of her apartment, and her deepest fears and repressed fantasies soon take over.
story of a man obsessed with porn, which he depicts with unexpected frankness. Adult websites become full screen cinema, and Blind establishes itself very quickly as the rare film ready, willing and able to discuss adult sexual appetites and
UK: Passed 18 uncut for images of strong real sex for:
2015 Axiom Films RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 22nd June 2015
Images of real sexual activity are seen on pornographic websites in a couple of scenes, and in a porn video playing on a TV screen in the background of another scene. There is
sight of real masturbation, oral sex and penetration, although individual images are brief. There are also dramatised scenes of sexual activity, as well as strong verbal sex references and nudity.
Blood and Rain is a 2009 Columbia/Argentina drama by Jorge Navas. With Gloria Montoya, Quique Mendoza and Juan Miguel Silva.
Uncut in the UK
Summary Review: Bogata Underworld
Jose s night shift as a cab driver is fuelled by an overwhelming need for revenge following his brother's murder by a gang of violent psychopaths. Unexpectedly joining forces with the firecracker fare that is Angela, this
unlikely pair of damaged goods fall further into the rain-soaked underworld of Bogota.
This film has pervasive strong language, full frontal nudity, some strong sexual content, drug & alcohol abuse & violence, some of
which is graphic & disturbing. Leave the kiddies home.
Passed 18 uncut for infrequent scenes of sexual violence and real sexual activity:
Boys on Film 2: In Too Deep is a 2009 release
compilation of gay shorts
There are no censorship issues for this film
Like its predecessor in the series, this is a truly excellent collection of nine short films, with
the added benefit that more care has been taken this time to ensure an international flavour, including films from Sweden, France, Germany, Mexico and Australia. It's unusual for short film compilations to maintain a consistently high standard
throughout, typically having several fillers thrown in; here, however, almost without exception, the films are superb (and several sport a welcome dark or supernatural twist).
[Perhaps the most likelt to contain
Bramadero (Mexico, 22 min): An abandoned construction site high above the bustle of Mexico City provides a location for two young men to perform a silent, prolonged mating ritual. A wordless and explicit, passionate and
violent, posthuman and sensual, communion between bodies.
Overall, a fantastic compilation, with eclectic originality and a strand of sci-fi / fantasy (which seems to be an emergent trend). A collection that will easily bear multiple viewings. Highly recommended for all.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong images of real sex for :
Boys on Film 6: Pacific Rim is a 2011
release compilation of gay shorts
There are no censorship issues for this film
Boys On Film goes down under to bring a fresh batch of funny and touching tales
courtesy of our Aussie and Kiwi cousins, while from the USA and Hawaii to Singapore via Korea several more stories of men falling in love round out the collection.
Rising stars Xavier Samuel and Callan McAuliffe put their
own twist on traditional coming out fables in Craig Boreham s second contribution to the Boys On Film library, Drowning and the Berlin Film Festival Crystal Bear winner, Franswa Sharl.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for brief strong real sex and one use of very strong language for :
Boys on Film X is a 2013 UK collection of gay shorts by Antony Hickling & Amaury
Grisel... With Jelle Florizoone and Thomas Coumans.
Uncut in the UK
BOYS ON FILM X is the tenth volume in the world's most successful short film series.
All boundaries are broken as BOYS ON FILM X takes it further than ever before, showcasing some of the most sexy, unique and brilliant filmmaking from around the world.
These eight new short films have been
showcased in some of the world's biggest festivals including Frameline Film Festival, Iris Prize Film Festival, Outfest and the BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong real and fetish sex and very strong language for:
Boys On Film 13: Trick And Treat is a
2015 gay film by Leslie Bumgarner, Anna Nolskog... Starring Jody Latham, Liam Boyle and Kavana.
The BBFC note that film contains a brief image of real sex for 2015 18 rated DVD.
Time for a trick & a treat! BOYS ON FILM surprises and delights with 10 new, award-winning short films, exploring relationships, dark desires and confronting hidden secrets.
An American teenager fantasises over his school bully,
a miscommunication threatens to end an entire relationship, at the end of the world the desolate English countryside sets the scene for a group of men trying to cheat death, and an elderly woman sees a vision of Jesus on the swimming shorts of a young
UK: Passed 18 uncut for brief image of real sex, strong sex, drug use for:
2015 Peccadillo Pictures R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 13th July 2015
The Brown Bunny is a 2003 USA/Japan/France drama by Vincent Gallo. With Vincent Gallo, Chloë Sevigny, Cheryl Tiegs.
Uncut in the UK and US
From IMDb. On 31 July 2004, a billboard of the film was put up on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. It depicted the infamous fellatio scene, cut off and blurred. Because of limited (but vocal) community outcry,
the billboard was taken down on 5 August.
Professional motorcycle racer Bud Clay heads from New Hampshire to California to race again. Along the way he meets various needy women who
provide him with the cure to his own loneliness, but only a certain woman from his past will truly satisfy him.
Difficult to take seriously as drama, Vincent Gallo's strangled lonely-guy odyssey was a must-see for its extended
Chloë Sevigny blow job
In 2008, the full uncut version of
Caligula was resubmitted to the BBFC for DVD release. The passage of nearly 30 years had significantly diminished the film's impact and after careful consideration it was decided that it could now be classified '18' uncut.
This decision accords with the BBFC Guidelines, which state that At '18', the BBFC's guideline concerns will not normally override the wish that adults should be free to chose their own entertainment, within the law.
Although there are scenes in Caligula that some people will find shocking, offensive or disgusting, the film does not contain any material that is illegal in terms of current UK law and nor does it contain any material that is
likely to give rise to harm for adults audiences, most of whom will be well aware of its controversial reputation.
The DVD version was classified '18' uncut with the consumer advice Contains strong violence, sexual
violence and strong real sex.
- 2015 UK gay documentary by William Fairman and Max Gogarty.
Distributor Peccadillo Pictures is
to give a theatrical release to Vice Media's hard-hitting documentary film Chemsex in the U.K. and Ireland in November.
Traversing a dark underworld of intravenous drug use and weekend-long sex parties, Chemsex tells
the story of a group of men battling with HIV, drug addiction and finding acceptance in a changing world, and one health worker who has made it his mission to save them.
The film, directed by Vice's Will Fairman and Max Gogarty,
explores the lives and fortunes of a group of men actively taking part in the chemsex lifestyle, and those who have come out the other end and survived. With unprecedented access to chemsex parties and the U.K. health service's only chemsex support
clinic, 56 Dean Street in London, the film seeks to understand the complex issues at the heart of the story, exploring notions such as internalized shame.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong real sex, drug use for:
Contains several scenes showing real sexual activity and some fetish imagery.
The BBFC further commented in its Annual Report covering 2015:
The documentary Chemsex, about the practice of mixing sex and drugs on London's gay scene, features explicit images of real sex. This was a genuine exploration of its subject matter in which the brief explicit detail was illustrative
of the subject rather than serving any primary intention to arouse.
Chevalier is a 2015 Greece comedy by Athina Rachel Tsangari. Starring Giannis Drakopoulos, Kostas Filippoglou and Yiorgos Kendros.
Uncut and 18 rated for cinema and home video.
In the middle of the Aegean Sea, six men on a fishing trip on a luxury yacht decide to play a game. During this game, things will be compared. Things will be measured. Songs will be butchered, and blood will be tested.
Friends will become rivals and rivals will become hungry. But at the end of the journey, when the game is over, the man who wins will be the best man. And he will wear on his smallest finger the victory ring: the Chevalier.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong nudity, sex references for:
In Chevalier six men enjoy a weekend away on a luxury boat. Whilst away, they jostle for bragging rights as they compete for the chevalier 203 a ring awarded to the most alpha male member of the
group. The Board viewed a scene in which a man stimulates himself to erection and then walks naked along the corridors of the boat inviting the others to admire and score his erect penis. Whilst the man's penis is clearly visible, the scene has no sexual
element and is a sympathetic depiction of a troubled individual acting erratically.
Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla is a 2013 Australia
comedy drama by Stuart Simpson. Starring Glenn Maynard, Kyrie Capri and Aston Elliot.
Passed 18 uncut for 2014 DVD with the not that it contains images of real sex.
Awkward ice cream van driver Warren Thompson's only respite from his drab
existence comes in the form of gorgeous soapie star Katie George. Besotted with the young actress, Warren can't help but imagine what life would be like with Katie at his side.
After suffering another in a long line of savage beatings from local
thugs, Warren's fragile psyche cracks under the strain, and his infatuation with Katie turns into psychotic obsession. As the lines between reality and fiction blur, Warren's quest to make Katie his will have catastrophic implications for all who
populate his simple world.
Armed with terrific performances, rave reviews and a shocking climax that will leave you gasping, Stuart Simpson's CHOCOLATE STRAWBERRY VANILLA is an unforgettable cracker of a film. Miss it at your own peril.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for very strong language, strong bloody violence, images of real sex for:
DAU is a 2019 Russia / France / Germany / Sweden / Netherlands / Ukraine historical biography
by Ilya Khrzhanovskiy. Starring Teodor Currentzis, Youriy Alekseev and Radmila Shchyogoleva.
Some episodes feature real sex, others strong violence. No cuts and 18
rated in the UK.
DAU is an ongoing experiment, evolving from a biopic about a Soviet physicist into a large scale project - part cinematic cycle, part behavioral
experiment - involving hundreds of participants from around the world. Combining elements of film, theatre, science, psychology, architecture, visual arts and performance, it has created a complex and absorbing world that has to be lived as much as seen.
It's release will take place in Paris, 2019. Many of its participants are celebrated figures in the fields of science, art, theatre and film and are now DAU's ambassadors.
Before you rush out and see it here is a passage from French
Wikipedia speaking of the sries reception at film festivals:
The immersive and sulphurous project is very large in size; some violent scenes (few) or sexually explicit (more frequent) disconcert the spectators and nourish
rumors and fantasies. The length of the films, the slowness of some of them, the omnipresence of long scenes of dialogue lead the majority of the public not to attend the screenings until their end.
Dau 8: Sasha and Valera
Passed 18 uncut for sexually abusive behaviour, strong real sex, nudity, very strong language:
2019 cinema release
Dau 10: New Man
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong real sex, bloody images:
2019 cinema release
Dau 11: Nora and Son is a 2019 drama
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong real sex, incest theme:
DAU: Degeneration is a 2020 Germany / Ukraine / UK / Russia drama by Ilya Khrzhanovskiy and Ilya Permyakov. Starring Vladimir Azhippo, Dmitry Kaledin and Olga Shkabarnya.
Some episodes feature real sex, others strong violence. 18 rated in the
A secret Soviet Institute conducts scientific and occult experiments on animals and human beings to create the perfect person. The KGB general and his aides turn a
blind eye to erotic adventures of the director of the Institute, scandalous debauches of prominent scientists and their cruel and insane research. One day, a radical ultra right-wing group arrives in the laboratory under the guise of test subjects. They
get a task - to eradicate the decaying elements of the Institute's community, and if needs be, destroy the fragile world of secret Soviet science.
UK: Episode 7 was passed 18 uncut for strong real sex:
2020 cinema release
UK: Episode 9 was passed 18 for strong real sex, gory images after 32s of compulsory BBFC substitution cuts:
2020 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
Compulsory cuts required to a scene in which a pig is killed, in a protracted and cruel fashion, by a knife hacking at its throat before its spinal cord is severed with an axe.
Despite the Night is a 2015 France / Canada drama by Philippe Grandrieux. Starring Kristian Marr, Ariane Labed and Roxane Mesquida.
Passed 18 uncut by the BBFC for 2017 DVD commenting that it contains
'strong real sex'.
English musician Lenz searches for his lover Madeleine, who has mysteriously disappeared, but tumbles into an amour fou with troubled, self-destructive
Héléne. Grieving the loss of her infant son, Héléne seeks oblivion in the murky subterranean world of a brutal sex ring, followed by Lenz. A stark, elliptical, hauntingly spectral narrative with scenes of sensual abandon and raw
UK: Passed 18 uncut for sexualised violence, strong real sex for:
Destricted 's roster of shorts varies from the international release, to the U.S. release, to what is screened at the festival: the U.S. version features eight short reels, all of which are explicit in nature; six short films, including some
not on the U.S. release; and seven shorts, a mix-up of the previous lists, appear on the U.K. version.
I bought this DVD and can
safely say it is the most explicit thing I have ever seen passed with an 18 certificiate.
Seven artists have made a short film each based on art and pornography. Larry Clark's is the best - a 38 minute film where Larry interviews a group of boys
about their pornography viewing habits, before selecting one to have sex on camera with a porn star. Of the five girls, the young lad selects his favourite (the oldest woman there) and proceeds to live his dream as Larry films the event, warts and all.
Sync is good, as is Balkan Erotic, whilst Hoist and Gaspar Noe's segments are tough to watch, but never less than compelling.
Much more than exploitation, Destricted actually has a lot of validity in presenting its varied range of sexual
imagery (is masturbation good?), and I'm sure it will become a huge talking point in weeks to cum...
Dishonoured Bodies: Juanma Carillo Shorts is a Dishonoured Bodies: Juanma Carillo Shorts are gay dramas by Juanma Carillo. Starring Juan Caballero, Saida Benzal and Domingo Fernández.
Passed 18 uncut for 2015 DVD with the BBFC
noting brief real sex.
Nine sexy, shocking, and always intriguing films from Spain's most exciting queer filmmaker. Take an explicit trip through a cruising ground in the body of
a curious guy, peek in to the bedroom of a couple as they discover themselves and each other, take your place on the dance floor in a sexually charged club, or watch the aftermath of a casual hook up in the back of a car. These stories and more feature
in this stirring collection- including Scaffolding, Fuckbuddies, Consequence/Consequences, Wall, Une Sensation de vide, 1941, Dishonoured Bodies, Perfect Day and Cannibals, Juanma Carrillo's shorts have been shown at galleries and festivals around the
world, including London's own Barbican.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sex, violence, brief real sex for:
The BBFC further commented in their 2010 Annual Report:
Includes two scenes of real sex. One is a clip taken from a real sex work and the other a portrayal of a brother and sister engaging in incestuous sex. In this case the
surrounding narrative of a corrupted family gave sufficient justification for these scenes at 18 .
2010 cinema release which was cancelled in favour of a shortened version
The BBFC commented: Contains hard drug use and strong real sex
The BBFC explained their 18 rating:
Enter the Void is a drama following the lives of a brother and sister living in
contemporary Tokyo. The brother, Oscar, is a small-time drug dealer and his sister, Linda, works as an erotic dancer in a strip club. The film was classified 18 for frequent hard drug use and strong real sex.
film contains frequent sight of hard drug use, including the use of cocaine, LSD, GHB and DMT. At 18 , the BBFC's Guidelines state that cuts may be required to any detailed portrayal of [...] illegal drug use, which may cause harm to public
health . More generally, the Guidelines state that No work taken as a whole may promote the misuse of drugs and any detailed portrayal of drug misuse likely to promote or glamorise the activity may be cut . Although Enter the Void places some emphasis on the pleasures of recreational drug use, most notably through extended sequences filmed from the point of view of the hallucinating drug user, the dangers of drug misuse are made clear throughout the film, both in the dialogue and in the narrative itself. For example, one of the central characters is shot by police during a drugs raid and finds himself lying on the floor of a toilet cubicle, covered in his own blood. Such scenes serve to reduce any glamorisation of the lifestyle depicted. Additionally, although various methods of drug use are shown, such as taking pills, smoking drugs and snorting lines, none of the material shown presents information that is likely to be novel or instructional to an adult audience.
The film also contains several scenes of strong sexual activity and nudity, including sight of naked couples thrusting during sex, sight of implied fellatio and sight of erect penises. These scenes exceed the terms of the
15 Guidelines where Sexual activity may be portrayed without strong detail and are therefore more appropriately placed at 18 . In addition there are infrequent scenes of strong real sex, including sight of vaginal penetration by
dildo and by penis and sight of ejaculation. At 18 , the Guidelines state that cuts are likely where there are more explicit images of sexual activity which cannot be justified by context . The images in question are relatively brief and
are not dwelt upon. Their purpose is not to arouse or titillate the audience; rather, their purpose is to illustrate the hedonistic and often seedy world inhabited by many of the film's characters.
In addition, Enter
the Void contains frequent strong language and two uses of very strong language. It also contains scenes of strong violence, some strong gory images (including sight of head wounds in the aftermath of a car accident), strong verbal sex references and
a scene depicting a pregnant woman undergoing an abortion procedure in a hospital or clinic. The latter scene in particular includes sight of surgical instruments being used on the woman and close sight of the dead foetus lying in a metal dish, which
some viewers may find disturbing. The film also includes occasional suggestions of an incestuous relationship, including inappropriate kissing between siblings and sight of a brother sniffing his sister's discarded underwear. However, no incestuous sex
is actually shown.
Enter the Void also includes a number of sequences of flashing and flickering lights that are likely to trigger a physical reaction in vulnerable viewers. It also contains extended sequences
featuring rotating and handheld camerawork that may induce motion sickness in some viewers.
The Erotic Films of Peter De Rome is a collection of eight short films that date from the early 1970s, some of which feature strong scenes of real sex. The work as a whole
has artistic, cultural and historical merit and, in tone and treatment, is distinguishable from a sex work.
Winner of the Erotic Film Society Award: A true artist
Presented by the Erotic Film
Society in recognition of a significant contribution to the appreciation of the art and history of erotic cinema made during the past year.
In the late 1960s, Peter de Rome started documenting his eternal search for the perfect
prick on Super 8 film. What began as a personal record, won a prize at the 1971 Wet Dreams festival in Amsterdam - where it proved as popular with women as it was with gay men - leading to a feature-length compilation of his intimately explicit short
films. This outstanding BFI DVD of his pioneering work includes not only that 1973 feature but also several extra shorts and a documentary which firmly establishes de Rome's place as a true artist in the annals of erotic cinema.
promotional material: Highly regarded gay art films
Amateur filmmaker Peter De Rome first started shooting 8mm films in 1965 producing a set of painstakingly crafted, atmospheric sexual scenarios for the amusement
of himself and his friends. Pioneering producer Jack Deveau saw one of these at a festival and convinced him to collect eight of the shorts, blow them up to 16mm, and release them commercially as The Erotic Films of Peter De Rome .
The eight short films in the cycle take the viewer on a charged sexual expedition which exists at the intersection of artistry and eroticism. Here, de Rome explores the full experience of intimacy the longing, the pursuit, the
passion, the afterglow, and in some cases, the aftermath. From humorous to sardonic, de Rome truly pushes the boundaries of filmmaking as his characters find themselves in surreal scenarios ranging from a wondrous garden to an underground subway. The
Erotic Films of Peter de Rome showcase some of the most highly regarded gay art films ever made.
Ex Drummer is one of the most
twisted pictures I've seen in a long time. It's certainly a lot crazier and far more offensive than most would expect.
The film is about a small group of physically handicapped punk rockers who recruit an acclaimed writer
to be their drummer in their band, with the hope of getting good enough to play a show at the battle of the bands. The writer, however, begins to maniacally take over the band and begins to mentally turn them against each other.
Certainly one of the most disturbing films to come out of Europe in recent memory. In addition, the film also has a rather unnerving sense of in-your-face viciousness that you rarely see in films these days.
It's fearless, uncompromising, and in-your-face. It has a rather gritty and ugly style that makes it unwatchable for most audiences, I fear. The ending is particularly shocking in it's graphic gore.
The film also contains unsimulated sex, so definitely be wary if you're seriously considering watching this.
The film also has an emotional core to it believe it or not. I think that's the most impressive thing about it. It takes the time to get involved in some serious exposition that not only left me stunned and heartbroken,
but also shaken to the core.
I cannot say that you will enjoy watching it, but it's going to have an effect and if you are looking for a film that is challenging, emotional, shocking, and humorous in equal measure, this is
your film. It's just like watching Trainspotting for the first time, all over again.
The Exhibitionists is a 2012 USA thriller by Michael Melamedoff. Starring
Richard Short, Pepper Binkley and Ella Rae Peck.
Passed 18 uncut for 2016 VoD with the BBFC noting that it contains strong real sex.
Walter Todd over 36 deadly hours as he exploits his closest friends and family during a New Year's Eve party, exposing their darkest secrets and sexual perversions. The Exhibitionists is a pulpy exploration of the tipping point between documentary and
The BBFC commented in its annual report covering 2016:
The Exhibitionists, a US drama from Amazon about a film-maker exposing the secret perversions of his closest friends, includes a scene in which images from porn websites are visible on
a computer screen. These images include explicit oral sex and penetration.
Exposed: Beyond Burlesque is a 2013 USA comedy documentary by
Beth B. With Julie Atlas Muz, Mat Fraser and James Habacker.
There are no censorship issues for this film
Beth B takes us into the 21st century underground and reveals a secret world where cutting-edge performers are
taking hold of a taboo art form, Burlesque, and driving it to extremes that most people have never seen. It's satire. It's parody. It's a populist blend of art and entertainment that gives new meaning to the word "transgression." Above all, it's
a lot of fun, and it will blow your mind.
EXPOSED: BEYOND BURLESQUE features performances by Rose Wood, Julie Atlas Muz, Mat Fraser, Dirty Martini, Bunny Love, Bambi the Mermaid, World Famous *Bob* & Tigger! These eight female and male artists
use their nakedness to transport us beyond the last sexual and social taboos.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong nudity and brief images of real sexual activity for:
2013 Matchbox Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 10th February 2014
- 2017 Germany / USA / Switzerland romance by Rolf Peter Kahl (as RP Kahl).
Ecstasy is a 2017 Germany / USA / Switzerland romance by Rolf Peter Kahl (as RP Kahl). Starring Rolf Peter Kahl, Deborah Kara Unger and Ava Verne.
There are no censorship issues with this release, but the BBFC notes that
it contains strong real sex, nudity
A journey into America in the year 2019. A man in search of a lost love. A woman lost in desire for revenge. A country paralysed by heat and
lost in suspicion and paranoia. And a 21 year old diary that evokes memories
Garcon Stupide (Stupid Boy)
is an emotionally-packed punch. The film and it's lead character, Loic, had me hooked from the start. With the exception of a few slower scenes, I thoroughly enjoyed the film from start to finish. A few laughs, intense thought and emotion, and a few
tears were generated from this well directed and acted film..
The story itself follows the plight of Loic, a young handsome 20-year old who works in a chocolate factory by day, and entertains men of all ages by night for
extra cash. In the film, he has a close loving friendship with a girl, Marie. He also develops a relationship of trust with a man he meets on the Internet, Lionel. The 2 never have sexual relations, just conversation about life.
This is overall, an exceptional film - very good acting, great soundtrack, unique camera angles and film styles, wonderful story, and well-directed.
UK Amazon : Hanging-out & sniffing glue
Glue (Spanish, with English subtitles) is a film not easily forgotten. The cast is minimal, focusing largely on Lucas, our 16 year old protagonist, his best friend Nacho, and their age-mate Andrea. We are treated to a glimpse into a few short weeks in the lives of these three characters, as they hang-out, flirt, sniff glue, and enjoy polymorphous physical intimacy in a dusty South American desert town.
But to categorize Glue as a coming-of-age film would be trite in the extreme. While there are many examples of what would be considered the usual adolescent angst (secretly comparing body development against
that of friends, awkward silences, parental conflict, watching porn on TV, the importance of music as a form of expression), the portrayal of youth in Glue is more iconoclastic; they are not simply going through a phase . There is no sense
that the characters will ultimately follow in the subservient footsteps of their parents: they are the last in the line; the contemporary, disenfranchised generation.
The three main characters - Lucas, Nacho and Andrea -
are seen in various combinations of sexual interaction; but again, there is none of the typical sexual confusion that we usually see in a pro forma coming-of-age film: they simply follow instinctual enjoyment of physical intimacy, unburdened by
their forefathers' limiting preoccupation with gender role:
What's the difference between kissing a boy or a girl? Boys have beards. That's the only difference, otherwise it'd be the same thing...Why is it that boys
don't cry?...Why are there 'girl's things' and 'boy's things'?
Clearly Glue will not be for everyone: those who find comfort in the simplicity of hard plot lines and linear story-telling, or the superficiality
of good guys/bad guys scenarios, will struggle to see the cold, desolate - yet captivating - beauty that provide Glue with it's enthralling, brilliant portrait of contemporary youth.
The Great Sex Guide 1: Advanced Sex
Play & Positions
There are no censorship issues for this film
2009 release sex education documentary
Passed 18 after 10:22s of BBFC cuts for:
2009 Third Millenium DVD
The BBFC commented:
Contains strong real sex
Company chose to remove examples of extended and explicit real sex in order to achieve an 18 classification, where that sex served no further educational or
illustrative purpose beyond that already presented in a sexual education context.
The BBFC passed the 2007 Alexander Institute DVD 18 after cuts noting: Contains strong real sex.
However the distributor made about 2:12s pre-cuts and
the BBFC cut a further 1:46s with the comment: The distributor chose to make cuts to sexual detail (to clearly unsimulated penetration of vagina by penis and fingers, masturbation). An R18 uncut was available.
This film won prizes at Outfest and some other
festivals and was British, quite a rarity, so I made sure I checked it out.
I left the screening wanting to talk about the film, to discuss it with as many people as possible as it is nothing like I have ever seen before.
Some scenes are incredibly powerful and moving, and I wanted to know exactly which moments were real and which were staged. Nothing seemed staged at all and although Pete himself has approached this line of 'work' with a goal to
pull together enough finances to invest in an education and a better future, some of the other boys amongst his friends do not have this immediate sense of ambition. What happened to them?
This is what I thought was very
brave about the film. It never at any point made a judgment. It was an intimate peek into the lifestyle of a rentboy and dashed any preconceived ideas that people have about the oldest profession in the world. Pete is not that person you expect to see,
but some of his friends are, yet they all look after one another. This is not Wiktor Grodecki, and anyone who watches this thinking that their Daily Mail high-ground will be bolstered by a mucky, seedy voyeurism that condemns it's subject matter via
subjectivity will not get what they want. There is care, love and affection here, alongside extremely raw moments of insecurity and depression simmering beneath that confident veneer you see in many young men. There is no forced introspection. No moment
where Pete must explain himself to camera. This is a film projected from within a society that does not judge itself and would never care to.
Greek Pete will divide audiences, but if you go in with an open mind, you will be stirred, jolted into
action. It will make you think, and talk about it with others who have seen it. Any film that encourages intelligent debate should be seen, and this is one of them.
He Loves Me is a 2018 Greece / UK gay drama by Konstantinos Menelaou. Starring
Thanos Lekkas, Hermes Pittakos and Sanuye Shoteka.
There are no censorship issues with this release.
What happens when two gay men in
a disintegrating relationship leave the big city to spend some time alone, together in nature? Is it possible for nature to reveal the truth, their true essence and help them to change? Can these two wounded men; traumatised, hurt, lost and desperate on
a remote beach find a way back to innocence? Is there a way back to reality, back to love? Their relationship was formed against fear and loneliness. They fell in love, but they can't handle love. They've both made mistakes, poisoning their relationship
through secrets and lies. They suffer when together, but they can't be apart. Life in the big city hasn't been letting them breathe, think or feel - creating constant and never-ending problems. Are they both ready for the next step?
Holiday is a 2018 Denmark / Netherlands / Sweden crime drama by Isabella Eklöf. Starring Victoria Carmen Sonne, Lai Yde and Thijs Römer.
Passed 18 uncut for 18 rated cinema release in 2019.
Thanks to Scott:
Contains unsimulated oral sex and ejaculation, in a scene of sexual violence.
A love triangle featuring the trophy girlfriend of a petty drug lord, caught up in a web of
luxury and violence in a modern dark gangster tale set in the beautiful port city of Bodrum on the Turkish Riviera.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for scene of graphic sexual violence, strong violence:
The BBFC further explained in their 2010 Annual Report:
Hollywood, je t'aime is a romantic odyssey about a gay Parisian who travels to Hollywood and falls in love with a drag artist and transsexual prostitute. The film
includes some images of strong real sex as the principal character walks through a night club. These were allowable at '18' in that they established the seediness of the sex club setting.
The BBFC commented about a rare example of a hardcore image appearing in a non-documentary 15 rated film:
In one scene teenage boys look at a pornographic image and show it to a young girl. The image in question is
only briefly seen and depicts a woman holding a man's erect penis. The young girl and the image are never shown together and there is no suggestion the child actress was ever exposed to the image. Although graphic, the image has an important contextual
justification in the narrative because when the young girl explains what she's seen, the audience is aware that she's describing this image rather than a real life situation with her teacher.
Hustler White is a fictionalised study of male hustlers operating in Los Angeles.
Bruce La Bruce sure knows all about tragic Hollywood suicides. The sex scenes are certainly not as
graphic as "regular" gay porno. What you imagine is much worse than what you actually see on screen. It's not as if there are any close-up penetration shots. Perhaps the razor blade scene with the "Versace Model", made me cringe the
Not to be taken too seriously. Rent it even if you're not gay!
UK: Screened uncut without a BBFC certificate at the NFT
A further 6s was cut from the razor blade scene cut for the cinema version. 50s in total was cut from this scene.
The non explicit amputee sex scene implying penetration with a stump was cut by 24s and reduced to brief establishment only.
The BBFC explained that it was hard to justify it on any but narrative grounds The spectacle of someone being sexually penetrated by an amputee's stump is too brutish to be tolerable in a home-viewing medium.
As with the cinema release there were some brief scenes of unsimulated masturbation and real sex that were allowed to remain.
UK: Passed 18 after 44s of BBFC cuts
1996 cinema release
The BBFC cuts were:
There is a scene in which a client pays a hustler to burn him with cigarettes and then cut his back with a razor, attached to a small piece of wood. The BBFC cut 44s from this scene to remove all evidence of actual blood letting with
There were some brief scenes of unsimulated masturbation and real sex that were allowed to remain.
I Am Yours is a 2013 Norway drama by Iram Haq. Starring Amrita Acharia, Ola
Rapace and Prince Singh.
It is not yet confirmed whether the brief explicit sexual images qualify for a listing on this page.
Mina is a young single mother living in Oslo with her 6 year
old son Felix. She is a Norwegian Pakistani with a troublesome relationship with her family. Mina is constantly looking for love and has relations to different men, however none of the relationships bearing any hope of lasting very long. So when Mina
meets Jesper, a Swedish film director, she falls head over heals in love.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for brief explicit sexual images for:
The BBFC passed the 2008 TLA DVD uncut 18: [The film] contains explicit images of real sex. However, the nonpornographic nature of the work and the similarity of the sexual content to that in other works that have been passed at
'18' enabled it to be passed uncut for adults.
I Dreamt Under the Water' (French,
with English subtitles) is a sombre portrayal of human misery in a contemporary inner city environment. Antonin, lives with his mother, who is still reeling from an unpleasant divorce, in a situation of some poverty. He plays guitar in a band, and has an
unrequited crush on the band leader, and his best friend, Alex. When Alex dies of a heroin overdose, Antonin is stricken over his loss, and spirals into an underbelly of Parisian life of drugs and anonymous sex. He meets a woman, Juliette, and has a
second-chance to save the life of someone he loves.
The dark lighting, underground clubs and grimy alleyways all serve to complement the film's bleak ambiance, which offers little hope for redemption. The sex scenes are passionless, explicit, and
unsimulated. The most memorable feature is the performance given by Hubert Benhamdine (Antonin), who beautifully depicts the mental torment suffered by Antonin after Alex's death.
The film suffers somewhat after the first half, becoming quite
slow-moving following the entry of Juliette. More seriously, 'I Dreamt Under the Water' offers little thematically that is new or original. If you can find a copy, 'Fogi is a Bastard' deals exquisitely with similar issues in a much more intense manner.
Overall, 'I Dreamt Under the Water' is worth a watch - if only for Hubert Benhamdine's performance and the superb music soundtrack - though it is doubtful whether it would rate a second-viewing.
I Want Your Love is a 2012 USA gay drama by Travis Mathews. With
Jesse Metzger, Brontez Purnell, Ben Jasper.
Uncut. The BBFC notes strong real sex. Banned from film festival showings by the Australian Censorship Board in 2013
Not a lot of plot
After a decade of living in
San Francisco, Jesse is forced to move back to his Midwestern roots because he can no longer afford the city. On his final night in the city, friends and ex-lovers gather for a going away party that promises to heighten Jesse's already bittersweet
feelings about leaving.
The BBFC commented in the annual report covering 2013:
I Want Your Love is a US drama about a man who is forced to leave San Francisco because he can no longer afford to live there. There are a number of scenes in which
men engage in real sex, including masturbation, fellatio and ejaculation. Although some of the sexual acts are presented explicitly, the film is a relationship drama and not one where the primary purpose is sexual arousal or stimulation.
The Idiots is a 1998 Danish comedy by Lars Von Trier. With Bodil Jørgensen, Jens Albinus and Anne Louise Hassing.
Uncut in the UK. Real sex was censored in the US R rated version with black bars. Noted for a rare sight of a naked penis on UK television.
Summary Review : Actual Intercourse
The group of people gather at the house in Copenhagen suburb to break all the limitations and to bring out the inner idiot in themselves.
Shot with handheld digital cameras and using natural lighting and
natural locations, THE IDIOTS possesses an urgency that makes it feel like a documentary. Von Trier sparked a heated controversy with his decision to film the sex scenes with actual intercourse, adhering to the Dogme tenets. (He hired porn actors for the
close-ups.) This controversy aside, the film nonetheless raises questions about cultism, modern ethics, and the idea of individuality within the absurdity of the characters' world.
Stoffer is the leader of the group and he orders a
gang bang to take place for his birthday -- here is where we have our unsimulated sex. There are shots of sexual penetration and group sex. There is an erect willy in a shower scene.
The film featured full frontal nudity (male and female)
and a graphic orgy scene with penetration shots. Thankfully this was relatively brief and was followed by a tender love scene between two of the younger members of the group with obvious strong feelings for each other. The film was not as offensive as
its subject matter suggested though it was not an easy film to like as it didn't make any good points about the disabled and their place in society. The film focused instead on a group of people who really should have known better. D
UK: Passed 18 uncut for for coarse language and strong sexual detail:
The 2008 cinema release and the 2009 Trinity DVD were passed 18 uncut with the BBFC advice: Contains strong real sex and very strong language
The BBFC further explained:
Import Export is a subtitled feature film from Austrian director Ulrich Seidl. It tells two parallel stories, one concerning a nurse who moves from Ukraine to
Austria in search of a better life and the second concerning an unemployed security guard who travels from Austria to the East in order to sell goods. The BBFC classified the film '18' for strong real sex and very strong language.
The very strong
language in the film is reasonably frequent and is used within a sexual context. The film also contains frequent use of strong language throughout. The current BBFC '15' Guidelines regarding bad language state that 'there may be frequent use of strong
language (eg 'fuck'). But the strongest terms (eg 'cunt') will be acceptable only where justified by the context. Continued aggressive use of the strongest language is unlikely to be acceptable'. The frequency and context of the very strong language
prevented the work from being classified at '15'.
The strong real sex occurs within two scenes – both of which contain explicit sexual images that are usually reserved for 'R18' category. However, the BBFC's '18' Guidelines make allowance for
works containing explicit images of sexual activity that 'can be exceptionally justified by context', provided that 'the work is not a 'sex work''. The first scene featuring the main female character Olga, takes place in a tower block apartment in which
an internet porn site is being run, connected to a number of rooms full of webcams and monitors. In each room is a woman performing solo sexual poses and acts for the gratification for paying online viewers; in one shot these include explicit images of
digital penetration that are both reasonably clear, yet in the background of the shot on a computer monitor. The scene is designed to confront the audience with the grimness of the limited job and survival opportunities offered to Olga if she stays in
Ukraine. The look and tone of the scene is deliberately cold, un-erotic and ultimately not pornographic in nature.
The second sex scene features another main character Michael, humiliating a prostitute in a hotel room to impress and bond with his
stepson Pauli. The scene centres on Michael's attempt to exert his masculinity and wealth and results in the prostitute performing oral sex on him. However, although we see the prostitute performing the act, throughout the scene Michael is unable to
achieve an erection. In this case it was felt that the focus of the scene was very much on Michael's impotence and the fact that the money and power he has holds no relevance to his misconceived ideas of masculinity. The scene has little erotic charge
and is justifiable in terms of both the unfolding narrative and the power dynamic between father and stepson.
In Their Room: London, Berlin, San Francisco
is a gay documentary video by Travis Mathews. Starring Ginno Castro, Kevin Langson and Eli Magid.
There are no censorship issues for this film
An intimate and erotic film about gay men alone in their bedrooms.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong real sex, strong sex references for:
2014 Peccadillo Pictures R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 8th December
There are no censorship issues with this release
The BBFC commented in the Annual Report covering 2014:
Strong images of real sex appeared in documentary films in 2014. In Their Room: London, Berlin, San Francisco
features interviews with men as they frankly discuss their relationships, sex lives and emotions. There is explicit sight of masturbation, oral sex, penetration of the anus, and ejaculate on a man's hand and stomach. Although there are a number of these
moments, the primary intention of the documentary is neither sexual arousal nor stimulation and the BBFC consequently classified the work 18 without cuts.
This is a documentary about Deep Throat, not the classic film itself. However t he UK release does contain a key 15 second hardcore sequence from the original oral sex scene in Deep Throat
Summary Review: Insightful
All I can say is wow, this was a great documentary. Because of the subject matter it isn't for everyone, and the fact that it has an actual X-rated scene in it doesn't help either. But if you can get past that, this is an
insightful, fascinating look at adult films and our society. And there is a lot of humor in it as well.
I wasn't surprised that several people in the audience walked out, since even I didn't realize how graphic the
language/visuals would be. Showing how Deep Throat brought the "BJ" into the mainstream of adult films was interesting, and the interviews with the people actually making porn were very insightful.
The BBFC commented in the annual report covering 2013:
Interior. Leather Bar. is an experimental documentary submitted for DVD release that seeks to reconstruct and illustrate content that was deleted from Cruising, the
1980 fi lm directed by William Friedkin. It is classified 18 for sequences which take place in a sadomasochism themed gay club, which include sight of unsimulated fellatio and masturbation, illustrating the type of content that was censored from
the fi lm in the United States.
Summary Review : Beautiful, sensitive erotic story
A failed London musician meets once a week with a woman for a series of intense sexual encounters to get away from the realities of life. But when he
begins inquiring about her, it puts their relationship at risk.
I think this is an extra-ordinary cameo of a brief sexual affair between two strangers. If the sex scenes are controversial then I think it's because they are natural
and realistic, contrasting with stylised sex in mainstream films. This is a beautiful, sensitive erotic story.
It is widely believed that the scenes of sexual intercourse between Rylance and Fox were unsimulated but they are in fact
fake (though they look pretty realistic). The unsimulated sex comes with shots of fellatio occurring between the pair, the blow jobs were not faked!
submitted to the BBFC for theatrical release in the UK, the film competed at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2002, where it was nominated for the Palme D'Or. During the screening, over 200 audience members walked out in disgust, whilst a handful
reportedly fainted and required medical attention 203 but those who stayed the course gave the film a five minute standing ovation.
UK: The Straight Cut was passed 18 uncut for sexual violence, strong violence, real sex, very strong language:
2021 Powerhouse Limited Edition [Original + Straight Cut] (RB) Blu-ray at UK
The Straight Cut is 7:25s shorter than the Original Version. For the most part, the
reductions are really just filler moments around the now redundant affects signifying time jumps. There are only three missing minutes at a time when we move into the gay club Rectum, where we can experience the wild goings-on there with only discreetly
red-lit interiors, this includes partly erect penises amongst the cut material. Also missing is an impressive scene towards the end in which the camera once again passes the poster of Stanley Kubrick's 2001 with the baby and moves to Bellucci with a
UK: The Original Version was passed 18 uncut for sexual violence, strong violence, real sex, very strong language:
2021 Powerhouse Limited Edition [Original + Straight Cut] (RB) Blu-ray at UK
The BBFC passed the Nucleus Films DVD uncut in 2009. The BBFC consumer advice reads: Contains strong sex and nudity and infrequent real sex
added in their 2009 Annual Report: Les Nuites Chaudes de Justine was a 1976 French sex romp that includes brief scenes of explicit sexual activity. It was passed uncut at 18 . Although the work includes elements of
titillation, the Board was satisfied that its primary purpose was to entertain and amuse and, as it was not a sex work, there was no justification for applying the additional restrictions of R18 for adult audiences.
The World DVD premiere of another kinky classic from the director of the best-selling Education Anglaise and Dressage!
Mik Farez (Philippe Gasté) is an out of work "serious"
film director. A sleazy producer with a mirrored floor and a naughty and knickerless secretary offers him the chance to direct a new movie, but he's told that it must be a sex film. With just one evening to come up a script, Mik is bereft of ideas.
However, following a steamy sex session with his willing wife, the kinky couple dream up all manner of sexy scenarios for the movie. These are portrayed as a series of erotic and often amusing vignettes, each of which revolves around a cute young girl in
black stockings called Justine, whom they have recently seen performing in a nude ballet...
This erotic extravaganza features nuns, mermaids, confessions, virgins, stockings, an ape, Henry Kissinger (!) and copious amounts of sex – some of it
artistic, and some of it very real.
Those who go in blind will be very surprised to find that there's sex sequences in this '18' certificate which actually deliver on their
promise and show you penetration. Yep, when one of our hungry girls decides to munch on a human bratwurst, she really does put it in her mouth! Nerves must have set in during filming, as at least one guy has—what Russ Meyer once called—a 'limber
burrito', or what John Waters would describe as a 'Hollywood loaf', but there are instances of oral sex for all to see. To get this into an '18' rated movie was not easy, as it was 'touch and go' with the BBFC, and we doff our (Dutch?) caps to Marc
Morris for being able to get Justine's Hot Nights though unscathed in the UK.
v Ken Park
- 2002 USA/Netherlands/France drama by Larry Clark and Edward Lachman.
Kink is a 2013 USA biography by Christina Voros. Starring Peter Acworth, Van Darkholme
and Princess Donna.
Uncut in the UK and US.
Director Christina Voros and producer James Franco pull back the curtain on the fetish empire of Kink.com, the Internet's largest
producer of BDSM content. In a particularly obscure corner of an industry that operates largely out of public view, Kink.com's directors and models strive for authenticity. In an enterprise often known for exploitative practices, Kink.com upholds an
ironclad set of values to foster an environment that is safe, sane, and consensual. They aim to demystify the BDSM lifestyle, and to serve as an example and an educational resource for the BDSM community. In kink, we discover not only a fascinating and
often misunderstood subculture, but also, in a career far from the mainstream, a group of intelligent, charismatic, and driven people who really, truly love what they do.
UK: Passed 15 uncut for real sex, strong nudity, fetish theme for:
La Noche is a 2016 Argentina drama by Eduardo Castro. Starring Edgardo Castro,
Federico Figari and Paula Ituriza.
Passed 18 uncut by the BBFC for 2016 DVD wit the note that it contains real sex.
director travels the night in order to lead an endless marathon of sexual encounters, drug-taking, alcohol and casual friendships and finally finding the difference in the incessant flow of a routine that works as rebuttal and conjuring of ordinary life.
Castro's images give out an aura of unsuspected truth and beauty and assault the viewer with a strength that most films put aside, perhaps out of modesty, or maybe for lack of courage. The camera glued to the body, out-of-focus shots and ambient sound
shape an impious journey whose destination could be the brief encounter with one's own ghosts, without no epiphanies or moral commentary.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong real sex, drug misuse for:
2016 Bounty Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 7th November 2016
La Vie de Jésus is a 1997 France romance by Bruno Dumont. Starring David Douche, Marjorie Cottreel and Kader Chaatouf.
The BBFC noted images of real sex in an 18 rated video release in 2008.
Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.
A social movie about current life in the north of France. Freddy and his friends are all unemployed. They pass away time by wandering
around on their motorcycles and by directing their aggressive feelings towards Arab immigrants. Freddy is in love with Marie, a cashier at a local supermarket. When she is proposed to by Kader, a young Arab man, Freddy and his friends have an idea: they
decide to punish Kader for what they call "such a provocation." After they have raped another girl, Marie finally commits to Kader, which seals his fate.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for images of real sex, strong language, violence and
Language of Love is a 1969 Sweden documentary drama by Torgny Wickman. Starring Inge Hegeler, Sten Hegeler and Maj-Brith Bergström-Walan.
Banned by the BBFC form 1970 cinema release but passed X, apparently uncut,
for 1973 cinema release. 18 rated on 1988 VHS and 2008 DVD.
A modern advanced film about sexual education an behaviour based on the clinical research made by famous American and Swedish
doctors. The film centres around a panel; Inge and Sten Hegeler, Maj-Brith Bergstroem-Walan and Sture Cullhed, all well known, reputable experts, who have devoted their scientific studies to the various fields of sexual life.
The content is dated and not what I call erotic. It is about old duffers talking about sex. not recommended for viewing.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for real sex for:
2008 Revelation Films video
It is not clear what is meant by real sex. Reviewers haven't mentioned anything notably hardcore so perhaps something to do with text book scientific detail. UK: Passed X (18) without BBFC cuts for:
The Last Woman is a 1976 Italy/France drama by Marco Ferreri. With Gérard Depardieu, Ornella Muti and Michel Piccoli.
UK: Passed X uncut for:
1976 cinema release
Thanks to Gary:
There are two or three shots of Gerard Depardieu with an erection, plus a giant close-up of a (detumescent) penis before Depardieu's character cuts off his own with an electric carving knife - all passed
uncut by the BBFC!
Leap Year is a 2010 Mexico drama by Michael Rowe. With Monica del Carmen, Gustavo Sánchez Parra and Armando Hernández.
Passed 18 uncut including hardcore sex scenes.
A psychodrama, shot almost entirely in a seedy one-room apartment, which details the grinding routine of Laura (Mónica del Carmen), a 25-year-old freelance journalist, who lives a
very isolated life in her small apartment rarely venturing out besides getting men home from nightclubs and never going beyond one night in bed. Until she meets the quiet, inscrutable Arturo (Gustavo Sánchez Parra) and the pair enter into an intense,
violent sexual relationship. The story focuses on the fascinating evolution of their relationship. As days go by, she crosses out the days on a calendar, revealing her secret past to her lover. It takes place in February on a leap year.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong sadomasochistic sex :
Leap Year is a subtitled Spanish language drama about a Mexican woman who embarks on a sadomasochistic sexual relationship. The film was classified 18 and contains scenes of strong
The film is an exploration of a character's psychological condition, although much of her history remains untold and mysterious. The woman is shown to engage in empty sexual encounters which seem only
to reinforce her apparent loneliness. Although these scenes of sexual activity are strong they are lacking in the detail of sex and fall within what is permitted by the BBFC's Guidelines at 15 which state that Sexual activity may be portrayed
without strong detail .
The portrayal of the sadomasochistic sex in which the woman engages with one man she meets, and which represents the most enduring of her relationships, is however stronger in tone and detail.
These scenes include asphyxiative sex, a cigarette being stubbed out on her body, a knife being played over her body, and the woman being urinated on by the man as she masturbates. There are also explicit images of the woman masturbating the man during a
scene in which she proposes to him an ultimate thrill he might experience with her. Although these scenes are strong and require restriction to the 18 classification, in this serious dramatic context the material is not harmful for adults
and there is no likelihood that the urination onto the woman would be in breach of the Obscene Publications Act 1959.
The film also contains strong language and verbal references to sexual behaviour.
Leave It To Levi is a gay documentary video by Jake Jaxson. Starring Levi
Karter and Liam Riley.
Passed 18 uncut with the BBFC noting strong real sex.
"Luke was just an average (albeit super hot) small town teenage boy from Ohio.
Disillusioned and having dropped out of college, he one day lands in New York to begin again, and soon finds himself at the pinnacle of a new career- in gay porn! Taking the name Levi Carter, Luke straddles the the big city like a pro, moving from hit to
hit, gathering awards and helping to make high-brow porn production house, Cocky Boys the biggest name in the business. Still not entirely satisfied, he secretly and unbeknownst to anyone, begins to pursue yet another unfulfilled fantasy... A very
naughty, no holds barred true story, Leave It to Levi brings the life of Levi Carter, gay porn extraordinaire, to the screen, just as he reaches his most remarkable crossroad. "
Liberté is a 2019 France / Portugal / Spain / Germany historical drama by Albert Serra. Starring Helmut Berger, Marc Susini and Iliana Zabeth.
The BBFC notes that the film contains strong real sex.
1774, a few years before the French Revolution, somewhere between Potsdam and Berlin -
Madame de Dumeval, the Duke of Tesis and the Duke of Wand, libertines expelled from the Puritan court of Louis XVI, sought the support of the legendary Duke of Walchen, a seducer and free thinker from Germany, alone in a country where hypocrisy and false
virtue reigned. Their mission: to export libertinage to Germany, a philosophy of enlightenment based on the rejection of morality and authority but also, and above all, to find a safe place to continue their misguided games.
Although the participants talk of wild erotic fantasies, what they actually do is pathetic, boring, and grim. Male masturbation, urinating, and getting whipped seem to be the extent of their
perversions. You see several penises, none erect. Nobody seems to be having much fun at this orgy.
- 2015 France / Belgium drama by Gaspar Noé.
Vanity Fair: And what about directing the
un-choreographed/un-simulated sex scenes?
Gaspar Noé: Who said they were choreographed, un-choreographed, simulated or un-simulated?! We did a movie about a precise subject and we all simply wanted the love scenes to seem
real so the audience could relate to their own life experiences . . . and hopefully the images do. How they were shot--tricked or not--isn't an issue.
UK: 2D and 3D versions passed 18 uncut for strong real sex, very strong language for:
The very first thing you see is a woman dragging her nipple up and down a man's erect penis as she masturbates him and he fingers her clitoris, which is pointed directly at the camera.This isn't implied, or done with
prosthetics of any kind. The scene continues in a single take for nearly three full minutes, climaxing--heh--when he ejaculates. To clarify one more time, it is not some sort of gluey substance used to cinematically replicate the bodily function that you
see. The dude cums.
The Lovers' Guide: Igniting Desire is a sex education work that provides information and advice on sexual techniques and relationships. The film was classified 18 for
strong real sex.
This is the latest in a series of sex education works and is characterised by a continuous narration that covers aspects of sexual relationships and techniques, and is illustrated by various couples
putting them into practise. Each of these individually short scenes contains full male and female nudity and strong sexual activity with some explicit images of, for example, real oral and penetrative sex.
Guidelines in respect of sex education at 18 state, Where sex material genuinely seeks to inform and educate in matters such as human sexuality, safer sex and health, explicit images of sexual activity may be permitted . In the case of The Lovers' Guide: Igniting Desire
, the explicit images of sexual activity fall within a genuine educational context and are allowable at 18 under the Guidelines for sex education.
The BBFC commented in its annual report covering 2016:
Strong images of real sex also appear in the documentary Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures, about the life and work of Robert Mapplethorpe whose sometimes
controversial images blur the line between art and pornography.
The documentary is an explorations of their subject matter in which the explicit detail is illustrative of the subject rather than serving any primary intention
- 2018 Switzerland romance by Marcel Gisler.
Mario is a 2018 Switzerland romance by Marcel Gisler. Starring Max Hubacher, Aaron
Altaras and Jessy Moravec.
Passed 18 uncut for cinema release in 2018 but the follow up DVD was cut for a 15 rating.
-Mario is in love for the first time in his life, really a crush. In Leon, the new from Germany. Although he plays at the front of the storm and could even be dangerous when it comes to those who can rise into the first team. But
Mario may not think over it now. He wants Leon to feel, smell, in its proximity. The others in the club remains not hidden and soon make first rumors. Mario sees his career as a professional footballer in danger, but wants Leon not to lose at the same
time at any price. He must make a decision.
UK: A pre-cut version was passed 15 for strong sex references, sex, language without further BBFC cuts:
noticeable that the most explicit, hardcore sex we see is between men (projected on a screen), while the lesbian sex is more toned down. That in itself manages to be both a seeming screw you to women and a screw you to heterosexual men, while placed
within a movie that otherwise seems so unlikely to appeal to the typical gay male viewer.
THE MISANDRISTS refers to a secret cell of feminist terrorists that is planning
to liberate women, overthrow the patriarchy, and usher in a new female world order. The group is led by Big Mother (Susanne Sachsse), who operates a school for wayward girls in the countryside as a front for a radical terroristic cell. When a young man,
a radical leftist, who is running from the police, happens upon this remote female stronghold, one of the girls takes pity on him and hides him in the basement. His presence eventually disrupts the household and reveals a number of unexpected secrets, as
the film moves towards its climax: the revelation of a new style of lesbian porn that is to be used as both propaganda tool and calling card for their new brand of female revolution.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong real sex, graphic medical footage for:
2018 Matchbox Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 23rd April 2018
Michael H - Profession: Director is a 2013 Austria/France biography by Yves Montmayeur. With Juliette Binoche, Béatrice Dalle and Michael Haneke.
Uncut in the UK and US
In 25 years, Michael Haneke established himself as one of the most important directors in cinema history. From his early work to AMOUR, he created
a unique universe, revealing like no other the dregs of our society, or existential fears and emotional outbursts. Through the vision of his actors and previously unseen footages, MICHAEL H. depicts the work of a rare artist.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence and explicit images of sex for:
Muscle's centrepiece sequence is a dingy, throbbing orgy scene set in a grubby suburban home in north-east England. It is so hypnotically grim that it takes a few moments to realise that the majority of
performers don't appear to be faking it. Sudden, unsimulated sex comes as a shock to the viewer; what was it like to shoot?
I had heard a story that the film's director, Gerard Johnson, simply filled a house with swingers, left
them to it and filmed whatever stragglers they found when they returned three days later. Yeah, it's basically that, says Fairbrass. Gerard was inundated with people who wanted to be in this scene. Literally inundated. It was so intense. So intense. You
had the people who were willing to go further and the people who weren't willing to go too far, so it was all orchestrated in a very professional way. Everybody had to consent.
Sick of his life and lifestyle Simon (Cavan Clerkin) hits the gym. His inexperience, timid nature, and soft body stick out in this run-down gym full of Schwarzeneggers. Immediately, he draws the attention of an intimidating
personal trainer named Terry who offers to coach him. Terrys criminal past, impulse to humiliate, and aggressive style all concern Simon but he swiftly sees results and finally feels alive.
All too quickly though, Simons life spins out of control
after his girlfriend leaves him and Terry becomes his boss, friend, and roommate. Simon suddenly finds himself trapped, stuck in a self-destructive spiral, as every aspect of his life now dangerously rests in Terrys big, tough hands...