15 Movies That Broke the Mold and Featured Anal Sex Scenes

People have anal sex in real life, so let's show it on screen.

If there is anyone out there who still considers anal sex taboo, please revisit your feelings because it's a normal, natural, and intimate part of many people's relationships. But, because movies tend to be a few steps behind when it comes to sex/nudity (lest they be slapped with a dreaded NC-17), anal isn't often shown in films—even in non-explicit ways. So when it is featured, it's a big deal, one that deserves a round of applause emojis. Here, a few films that embraced anal sex:

Note: Last Tango in Paris has been purposefully excluded from this list due to the lack of consent (opens in new tab) during the film's famed anal sex scene.

Under the Silver Lake

In 2018's surreal, neo-noir mystery Under the Silver Lake, Andrew Garfield and Riki Lindhome share a love scene that many on the internet have interpreted as representing anal sex. 

Little Children

Kate Winslet also had a scene of (at very least implied) anal sex in Little Children, in which she and Patrick Wilson play two people who engage in a steamy affair while their respective spouses are away at work.

Wet Hot American Summer

Wet Hot American Summer is one of the greatest cult comedies of all time (it's on Netflix, FYI, watch it immediately), and features an anal sex scene between Michael Ian Black and Bradley Cooper's characters. "I remember we kept our socks on. The big tube socks," Cooper said (opens in new tab) of the scene. "We put a lot of that sweat stuff, you know, that glistening gel. And then we were up against—yeah, it was nuts... The joke of that scene was to make it the one serious scene in the whole movie."

Silver

Silver has what *appears* to be an anal sex scene between Sharon Stone's and William Baldwin's characters, but it's slightly hard to tell by the positioning—they do it standing up against a giant pillar. If they aren't doing anal, whoever choreographed the scene didn't do a great job with um, penis placement.

Body of Evidence

Madonna and Willem Dafoe starred in a hiiiiiighly sex-packed movie together—about the sadomasochistic relationship between a woman and her lawyer. Body of Evidence features an anal sex scene, which—like other scenes in the film—incorporates handcuffs. Head's up, it's slightly uncomfortable to watch Madonna's character go from pain to pleasure, and the lines of consent seem somewhat blurred towards the beginning of the scene (she's trying to cuff him, and he ends up cuffing her).