Poll: Rating of explicit scenes

Which of the following are the most important aspects of a good explicit movie?

  • The explicit scenes should be done by famous actors: not unknowns or porn-stars

    Votes: 10 33.3%
  • The explicit scenes should be clear and well-lit: if It's real I want to see it

    Votes: 22 73.3%
  • The film should contain highly explicit acts: hand-jobs are good, but an anal gangbang is better

    Votes: 7 23.3%
  • The explicit scenes must be real and unsimulated: no CGI, rubber dong BJs or questionable angles

    Votes: 25 83.3%
  • The film should have many explicit scenes: a single hardcore scene doesn't qualify

    Votes: 3 10.0%
  • The explicit scenes must be integral to the film: no unrelated hardcore inserts

    Votes: 13 43.3%
  • The film must be as high budget and mainstream as possible: no arthouse, indy horror or documentries

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Each explicit scene should be as long as possible: no one-frame penetration shots

    Votes: 14 46.7%
  • The film should be enjoyable: even without the explicit scenes

    Votes: 7 23.3%
  • The film mustn't go too far: I can't fap to gay sex \ piss \ blood \ ...

    Votes: 7 23.3%

  • Total voters


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I was reading some of the open semi-explicit threads (Vimeo explicit, hidden explicit scenes in shadows, the new medcore forums etc.), and looking at the varied responses to posts got me to think: how would you define a good explicit scene? What draws you to this type of scenes in the first place?

If, for example, you had the chance to obtain a copy of a serious film with either a relatively tame (but explicit!) scene with A-List Hollywood actors or a super-hardcore scene with unknowns, which would you choose? Would you prefer a very mainstream film with a single short explicit scene or a more softcore-esque film with little or no production values but a lot of clear explicit penetrations?

So I made a poll with a comprehensive (I think) list of "rating factors" for an explicit movie. If you wish to participate, please choose the top 5 or less factors that are most important to you when you define an explicit movie as good.


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Cinematography and framing for me is primordial, a well lit scene and good composition goes a long way. Coupled with some great editing and for my opinion your scene is already above many, the rest is just extra and of course it must be real, or else it's not even worth talking about in this discussion. I'm a big fan of cinema and photography as an art and nothing bothers me more when I watch some of those explicit scenes than poor craftsmanship and a total lack of artistic integrity, this is serious business dammit!


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IMO the whole point of it is "I can't believe she did that!", that's the rush/excitement/surprise you get from this kind of "extra mile" performance.

There's nothing "extra mile" or unusual about seeing a known prostitute have sex for money, so it's not particularly exciting if the person having real explicit sex in a mainstream movie is a known pornstar or an unknown random extra/insert. I have to think of them as actresses to be able to be surprised by seeing them having explicit real sex.
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