Watch What Goes Into the Incredibly Awkward Filming of a Hollywood Sex Scene

If you think awkward sex only exists in real life, think again. 

The silver screen — home to some of the most passionate and provocative sexual encounters of all time — is not quite as suave as it seems, and a new behind-the-scenes clip shows just how uncomfortable it is to make the magic happen.

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The video is courtesy of director Joe Carnahan, actress Brooklyn Decker and actor Patrick Wilson. The latter two star in Carnahan's film Stretch, which follows Wilson's character, a limo driver, as he struggles to pay off his debt.

The clip has it all: Spray-on sweat, awkward small talk, actors avoiding eye contact and uncomfortable readjustments. The entire scene is sexual, but it's not sexy; seeing what the actors do immediately before they pretend to copulate takes away a good deal — OK, all — of the intrigue. 

"Was that enough fucking?" Wilson asks his director. "Great fucking!" Carnahan says. Eesh. 

It's unlikely many people thought filming a sex scene was a walk in the park, but this clip speaks to just how uncomfortable it must be for everyone involved. It's no wonder some actors get drunk before filming their scenes — alcohol helps the rest of us get it on, after all.  

h/t Vulture

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Sophie Kleeman

Sophie is a staff writer at Mic covering the intersection of tech and culture. She's based in New York and can be reached at sophie@mic.com.

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