The Future of Sex Scenes

Mar 9, 2024

4:00pm – 5:00pm CT

The sex scene has been the subject of fraught discourse over the past couple years — everything from how there’s more on-screen nudity yet less eroticism, to how intimacy coordinators have changed the filming process, to how Gen Z wants to see less sex on-screen. The Guardian's Adrian Horton, who has written in defense of the sex scene, speaks to intimacy coordinator Jessica Steinrock, critic Lovia Gyarkye and researcher Dr. Yalda T. Uhls about changing tastes for intimacy on screen, what makes a sex scene good (or bad), and where the future of the sex scene is headed.

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Lovia Gyarkye

The Hollywood Reporter

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Adrian Horton

The Guardian

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Jessica Steinrock

Intimacy Directors And Coordinators (IDC)

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Yalda Uhls

UCLA's Center for Scholars & Storytellers

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