17 Sex Scenes That Supposedly Weren't Simulated

12. James Joyce's Women

The most obscure film on this list - and one that's still fairly difficult to research, such is its relative obscurity - James Joyce's Women is based on Irish actress Fionnula Flanagan's 1977 play of the same name. Flanagan reprised her role for Michael Pearce's film adaptation, in which she plays six women from writer James Joyce's (here played by Chris O'Neal) oeuvre, including Ulysses' Molly Bloom. Subtitled as "An Erotic Masterpiece", it's as Bloom that Flanagan performs the unsimulated masturbatory act that the film is most famous for. The act, shot in real time, sees the actress intimately touch herself in full view of the camera, which is placed on the end of the bed. All the while she's reciting Joyce's prose in a soliloquy: "And then I asked him with my eyes to ask again, yes, and then he asked me would I, yes, to say yes, my mountain flower. And first I put my arms around him, yes, and drew him down to me so he could feel my breasts, all perfume, yes. And his heart was goin' like mad. Yes I said, yes I will, Yes!"
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