Erotic Movies – (& I Haz Planz 17/07)


The line between erotic films and porn is so fine. I’ve talked about it often enough, but I thought I should look a bit more into what other people think.

What is it that makes a film erotic, rather than pornographic? The way sex scenes are treated? The presence of a plot outside the gratuitous sex? Is the sex closed door?

There are lots of different things that may cause a person to label this as erotic and that as porn but one website in particular gave a top ten list of their ‘erotic films.’ I haven’t seen all the films within the list, but the ones I have seen do have a level of eroticism even for me.

Secretary
This is a great film. Fun, light-hearted BDSM and it stars Maggie Gyllenhaal, along with James Spader. What’s not to like? Given the subject matter the film is, by it’s nature, erotic. Even if BDSM ain’t your bag (baby) there’s still plenty here to excite. So yes, I would agree, this is an erotic film.

Black Swan
I saw this at the cinema when I first released and pretty much would have turned right back around and watched it again. The dance, the make up, the story, all of it was beautiful. It wasn’t until I watched it the second time that I remembered the delicious scene between Nina and Lily (or Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis). The rest of the film does give great weight to Nina’s sexual awakening, as well as what’s going on within the show she’s training for (in fact, it’s all linked) so, again, I agree. Oh, and anybody who says ballet isn’t sexy, has been watching the wrong stuff!

Basic Instinct
When people talk about this film, they tend to lead on that one leg-crossing scene. As if that makes the whole movie. It doesn’t, of course, but it does give the film an edge it might not otherwise have had. Sharon Stone is sexy as hell anyway, and she plays a woman more than happy to use her feminine powers of seduction to save her skinny arse. Yes, again, quite erotic if you ask me.

But there must be more than this. I’m having trouble coming up with more films that fit the bill, but I’d love to know what you think. What would you class as an erotic film? Do you disagree with any of the three I’ve mentioned? What things make you consider one film erotic over another? Join the discussion people!

line break, swirling graphics, from openclipartLast week I left off the goals because I knew full well I’d get crap all done. As well I did because I think I’m still struggling with the set of targets I set myself the week before. Let’s see.

Two Weeks Ago

~Keep email checks down to twice a day only.
Mostly. Kinda. Three times a day. It’s been three. That, is probably as good as it’s going to get.

~Complete at least 1,500 words of deep edits on ‘Eric & Morgan’.
Damnit! -_- Maybe it’s just this story; maybe I’m just not feeling it as much as the others. Oh well… try again.

~Make the changes I want to make on my ‘Meeting Master’ short story and prepare it for download.
Done. In fact, I sent my newsletter on Tuesday so subscribers are already enjoying that freebie. Remember, if you want to get nice things (for freeeeeeeeee!) then join the mailing list to get my monthly newsletter.

This Week

  1. Complete at least 1,500 words of deep edits on ‘Eric & Morgan’
  2. Prepare enquiry email for Breathless Press regarding ‘Slippers & Chains’
  3. Choose another freebie for the solo site and get it ready to upload

I must give priority to ‘Eric & Morgan’ this week. I’ll never finish the Meeting Each Other series if I don’t get on with it and there really isn’t that much to get done. Time to pull my finger out.

Until next week I’ll leave it there and say, catch you next time!
Laterz!
x

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About Raven ShadowHawk

I take great pleasure in writing erotica and am merely one side of the proverbial coin. My other half, 'Ileandra Young' writes fantasy and the occasional comedy piece. My six-part series 'Meeting Each Other' is available in full, through Amazon and Smashwords while my debut novella 'Sugar Dust' is now re-released (!) available through Amazon via Little Vamp Press.
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