The end of erotica? How Hollywood fell out of love with sex

The sex scene is dying out: not just because of #MeToo, but also because of new box-office economics

For decades, no big-box-office, adult-oriented Hollywood movie was apparently complete without a sex scene, from Don’t Look Now to Basic Instinct. Yet it appears that erotica is now dying out in mainstream cinema.

A critical analysis published in the Washington Post last week noted: “Sex is disappearing from the big screen, and it’s making movies less pleasurable.”

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