Sex & Food in Cinema

“You just take it one bite at a time and it all goes down.” — The Truth About Cats and Dogs

Sex & Food in Cinema is a  bite-size film series of short clips combining sensuality and food from famous and obscure films. Curated by our in-house film geek from hundreds (thousands!) of miles of footage, the sequences are a collection of funny, sweet, racy or sublime foodgasms from around the world. For film mavens, literature lovers and foodies alike.

The Continuing, Expanding, Never Ending (Yet Always Thrilling) Collection

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 .

"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).

"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.

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.

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.

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