8 Teen Movie Sex Scenes That Actually Got It Right
It is a well-known fact that teen movies have a tendency to romanticize real life. They gloss over the grit of relationships and make everything seem picture-perfect. All too often, sex scenes shown on screen don’t match up with the sex people experience throughout their lives.
The reality is that sex is sometimes awkward, funny and uncomfortable AF, especially when among teens who are still learning how their own bodies work… let alone someone else’s body. So, when a movie has a sex scene that is realistic enough to happen in real life, or believable yet romantic enough that you hope that’s how it’ll be for you one day, you take notice. Here are eight teen movies that got these specific intimate moments right:
The Fault in Our Stars
The John Green young adult book turned blockbuster film focuses on Augustus (Ansel Elgort and Hazel (Shailene Woodley), two teens who meet at a cancer support group and fall in love. While that plot point may not be the most common among teens, the sex scene feels authentic.
During their trip to Amsterdam, the two partake in a super romantic date and then go back to the hotel to well… have dessert. (Too far?) When Gus struggles to remove Hazel's clothes and she giggles, "We are a hot mess," she authenticates the moment for the film's young audience.
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