10 Secrets Behind Sex Scenes: Butt Doubles, Body Oil, & Beyoncé (PHOTOS)

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1. Flesh-colored undergarments

1. Flesh-colored undergarments

Milo Ventimiglia confirmed his Twitter followers the skimpy, taupe underwear he discovered ready in his trailer on his first day of labor on This Is Us — his wardrobe for that nude scene within the season premiere.

2. Nude patches (or not)

“I ended sporting the nude patch after the primary season of Girls. There’s not one man who works on that present who hasn’t seen the within of my vagina,” Lena Dunham informed The Hollywood Reporter.


“You glue it over your vagina. It gets sweaty and always falls off. My male co-stars, at the end of the day, don’t care.”

three. Body oil

Jack Falahee as soon as live-tweeted the filming of one in all his How to Get Away With Murder intercourse scenes — and his preparations included shaving cream, physique make-up, physique oil, and peppermint mouth spray.

four. Robotic cameras

“Sometimes we would use a remotely operated camerahead so the actors wouldn’t have an operator leaning in,” cinematographer tells The New York Times of capturing Fifty Shades of Grey.

5. CGI pubic hair

“We were in the curious situation, in postproduction, of adding [pubic hair],” Seamus says of his Fifty Shades work. “I wouldn’t say it was one of many highlights of my profession, however it definitely was one of the surreal eventualities.

6. Butt doubles

“We did have a butt double for Dakota. I had the pleasure of casting a non-tattooed bottom,” Seamus provides. “Surreal Scenario No. 2.”

7. Mood music

“On Atonement, there’s a scene within the library between James McAvoy’s character and Keira Knightley’s, and we shot that to ‘Come to Me’ by Mark Lanegan and PJ Harvey, a really languid, attractive tune,” Seamus says.

eight. Beyoncé

When Amy Schumer was getting ready to shoot her Trainwreck intercourse scenes, “she pumped herself up by listening to Beyoncé in her trailer,” NYT reviews.

9. Vanilla cream

“I grabbed the makeup girl and said, ‘I want to smell like a cake,’” Girls star Allison Williams informed Vulture — relating to the scene during which Desi will get, ahem, up shut and private with Marnie’s butt.


“So we put vanilla cream everywhere so everything smells good.”

10. Hairlessness

In his memoir, Odd Birds, actor Ian Harding describes the “agony” of sustaining a “smooth, porpoise-y chest” for his intercourse scenes on Pretty Little Liars.


“When my chest hair grows back and I don’t have to worry about shaving it again for work, then I’ll be reminded that the show is really over,” he writes, per People. “That might be when I start to feel nostalgic.”

Actors aren’t on the identical web page about how arousing it’s to movie their characters’ extra amorous moments, however everybody can agree it’s an advanced course of! Check out this gallery to find 10 (typically weird) secrets and techniques revealing how intercourse scenes are filmed.