There are a few staples of the craft that any actor worth their salt should have a solid command of. They ought to be able to keep a straight face even when their screen partner is doing something hilarious, for one thing. And pulling off a key love scene is often a make-or-break matter for a movie — even if it's completely awkward for everyone involved, those on-screen lovebirds need to look like they're enjoying it.
Child Stars Gone Bad
Some directors prefer sex scenes to be choreographed in detail.
Marianne laughs. The two make embarrassing teenage small talk as they build up the courage to make moves. Am I lovable? Marianne looks Connell directly in the eyes. He stands up, cups her face, and kisses her. Connell laughs and says that yes, they can. Is that good? Each sex scene feeds the plot, lurching the characters dramatically in a new direction or stopping them in their tracks, intensifying their intimacy or wrenching them slowly apart. Each plausibly conveys an emotional journey as well as a physical one, and demonstrates healthy boundaries and consent without feeling didactic or like an after-school special. In other words, Normal People has managed to do the seemingly impossible: convey good sex as it actually happens in real life, not good sex as it happens onscreen.
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The hacked nude photographs leaked online of actresses including Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton have been traded on the Internet for at least a week and could be just the tip of the iceberg of stolen celebrity pictures. Exchanged on the deep web black market and deviant message boards specializing in stolen 'revenge porn' photography, the compromising pictures have been used as a currency of sorts among perverted members of these forums. Indeed, in the aftermath of Sunday's mass dumping of naked pictures, these boards have descended into anarchy and infighting, with a civil war erupting between those who leaked the pictures and those furious their sordid, secret game has been thrown into the public eye. Worringly for the general public is how simple the posters make their privacy theft seem - and raises the frightening prospect that Apple's iCloud used by millions is not safe for anyone to store sensitive information on. Selfies leaked: Jennifer Lawrence was the victim of a hacker who posted more than 60 revealing images of the actress online. In the days before the stolen images were uploaded en masse to the 4chan anonymous image-sharing forum on Sunday, the Internet had been awash with claims by web-perverts that they were trading in the embarrassing photographs.
The latest star to discuss the cons and… cons of filming a sex scene is Nicole Kidman. In the new issue of Interview Magazine, she talks about the fine line between acting and taking on a vulnerable character, and actually getting hurt. Most actors are like that. You glue it over your vagina. It gets sweaty and always falls off. You are stopping and starting. And on top of that, my hands and legs were tied, and I was blindfolded, and I was being hit with this bizarre tool. It was emotionally taxing.