The following list covers 10 of the most sexually provocative and shocking scenes since 2010, proving that cinema still has plenty to offer when it comes to challenging audience expectations.
Charlize Theron – Young Adult
Charlize Theron is no stranger to playing down her looks in order to deliver a powerful performance – starring as serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster, she justifiably picked up a raft of awards and was hailed by Roger Ebert as “one of the greatest performances in the history of the cinema” While Theron doesn’t hide her impressive looks under layers of prosthetics and make-up for Young Adult, her character Mavis Gary – an alcoholic, washed up ghost writer who sets out to break up the marriage of her former boyfriend – is ugly and unlikeable in her own way. When Mavis reaches her lowest ebb she initiates sex with crippled friend Matt (Patton Oswalt) in a scene in which Theron’s latent sexual appeal somehow becomes subsumed by the sad and pathetic nature of her character. As hot as she may be, the person we see before us is a figure of pity rather than arousal.
Source: Young Adult (2013)
Starring: Charlize Theron