Category: Sex & Food in Cinema

A compilation of clips from films with an emphasis on sex and food as sensual, erotic or playful counterparts. Famous and lessor known films, adult situations, as well as a few silent works, early talkies, foreign films, comedies and controversial titles are included. [An installation curated by Francesca Robin + Camille Bardo.]

Sex & Food in Cinema: Czech Film “Intimate Lighting” (1965)

Sex & Food in Cinema Series “I like you, Stepa.” The Teasing Fruit Scene.”Intimate Lighting” (Intimní osvětlení), a 1965 film by New Wave Czech filmmaker Ivan Passer .

Sex & Food in Cinema: “Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands” (1976)

“It’s a very tricky dish.” Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands. Based on Jorge Armado’s 1966 comic novel set in in Bahia, Brazil of the 1940s, the 1976 screen adaptation directed by Bruno Barreto (“Four Days in September” (1997), (Bossa Nova (2000)), was one of Brazil’s highest grossing films (long before 2010s Elite Squad: The Enemy Within).

Sex & Food in Cinema: “Gone Girl” (2014) Sugar Kiss

“You’ve got to see this. “The Sugar Kiss Scene. David Fincher (“Seven,” “Zodiac,” “The Social Network”) directed this 2014 blockbuster (box office $370 million). In this scene, Nick (Ben Affleck) is performing a sugary seduction to Amy (Rosamund Pike), who he’s just met at a party. The sequence is a brief magical twinkle in a film filled with double and triple reveals.

Sex & Food in Cinema: “The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover” (1989) – Daring Rendezvous

The daring rendezvous scene. “The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover” is director Peter Greenaway’s brilliant, innovative, disturbing, lurid entre into the Romance Crime genre. In this scene, in Albert’s restaurant and thug hangout Le Hollandais, Georgina and Michael sneak surreptitious looks at one another while eating dessert as The Thief rumbles and booms.

Sex & Food in Cinema: Uma Thurman Eats an Entire Plate of Tempting Desserts (1996)

Set in Los Angeles during the pre-Twitter age when people still smoked in coffee houses and read the personal ads in the back pages of the LA Weekly. In this clip from the 1996 romantic comedy “The Truth About Cats and Dogs” (a modern romance remix on the imposter theme), Noelle (Uma Thurman), pretending to be veterinarian and pet show radio host Abby Barnes (Janeane Garofalo), tries but can’t resist a plate of assorted desserts.