As you may have suspected, filming a sex scene is an awkward and completely non-sexy endeavor. In the behind-the-scenes clip from Stretch, above, Brooklyn Decker and Patrick Wilson perfect their faux, hot and heavy moans while director Joe Carnahan (and the entire film crew) cheers them on like a proud dad/football coach.
The Stretch teaser only adds to the recent demystification of the on-screen orgasm. When Lars Von Trier's Nymphomaniac came out last year, the logistics of the sex scenes overshadowed the movie itself. "For me, it felt very mechanical, the sex," the star of the two-part film, Stacy Martin told us in an interview. "Especially filming it. It was very '1, 2, 3 -- OK, next position.' But that's what's great as well: Sometimes sex is quite mathematical. [Von Trier] takes all the romantic aspects of it out."
And based on the clip from Stretch, Carnahan takes the same approach. If there ever was an element of romance in the room, it died when the director yelled, "Great fucking!"