I don’t know about you, but when I hear the words “sexy” and “entertainment” put together, I immediately think of me, a sequined thong and Sir Mix-a-Lot’s “Baby Got Back” turned up to 11. Yeah, that’s how I roll. But others, like Entertainment Weekly, like to think of the 50 Sexiest Films of all-time. Check out EW’s roundup here and let me know if you agree or disagree with the batch.
My thoughts? First off, “sexy” is hard to define. What is sexy to one person might be porno or deviant to another. On the other hand, someone who enjoys the more explicit realms of sexiness might think a simple hand holding or brief kiss to be gag-inducing and childish. For instance, I think the love scene in “300” to be quite sexy, but the action in “Basic Instinct” is too porno and trashy for me. I’m sorry, but uncrossing your legs in an interrogation and showing the fellas your privates just isn’t my idea of sexy. Slutty, yes. Sexy, no.
Some of the movies EW has picked are literal WTFs. Which committee member picked “The Bodyguard,” or “Mr. and Mrs. Smith.” Some make total sense to me: “Titanic,” “Bull Durham,” the aforementioned “300,” “Ghost” and even the long but beautiful “The English Patient.”
Lastly, one thing I noticed as I reviewed the films was how our “sexy” tastes change as we get older. What is a turn-on to me at 35 is different than what put the wind in my sails at 18. I can definitely say that naked bodies and lovemaking is not at the top of the list like it once was. Yes, in my old age the small things and the emotional, mental nuances of romance and love have definitely trumped sweaty sheets and bare flesh.