Announcing the “SEX! (now that I have your attention) BLOGATHON”


Ah, summer! That time of year where the thoughts of red-blooded Americans turn to…

…hot, sweaty, unmitigated sex.

To honor this baser element of mankind, Movie Movie Blog Blog plans to usher in the summer of 2015 with the SEX! (now that I have your attention) BLOGATHON!

Lest this sound like a blogathon you’d want to avoid like a social disease, let me clarify what I’m looking for.

Remember when movies had Production Codes and the like that prevented them from overtly depicting sex on the movie screen? That was a time when filmmakers had to be very imaginative, suggesting sex through dialogue and imagery. That’s the kind of movie sex I’m looking for in this blogathon!

The Rules

Your blog entry can be about any single movie, as long as it fits the following criteria.

1. You need to write about an entire movie that you find sexy, not just a single scene. The upside-down kiss in the 2001 Spider-Man movie was undeniably sexy, but unless you can make a case for the entire movie being a turn-on, please don’t write about it.

2. The movie you choose can be from any era (even silent), but it needs to be a movie that subtly suggests sex. No writhing, naked bodies, and no explicit dialogue about how much one person wants to go to bed with another.

That’s not to say that your choice can’t be a modern movie with adult dialogue. If you can make a solid case for something like, say, Body Heat (which was a modern homage to 1940’s-style movie sex), I’ll accept it.

3. Explain why you think the movie is sexy. Your explanation does not have to be lurid or explicit, just a simple description of why the movie “does something” for you.

How Do I Join the Blogathon?

In the “Comments” section at the bottom of this blog, please leave your name, the URL of your blog, and the movie you are choosing to blog about. At the end of this blog entry are banners for the ‘thon. Grab a banner, display it on your blog, and link it back to this blog.

The blogathon will take place from Friday, June 19, through Sunday, June 21 (the first day of summer). When the opening date of the blogathon arrives, leave a comment here with a link to your post, and I will display it in the list of entries (which I will continually update up to the beginning of the ‘thon, so keep checking back!).

I will not be assigning particular dates to any blog posts. As long as you get your entry in by the end of the day on June 21, I will be satisfied. (That said, the earlier the better!) Duplicate entries about the same movie are welcome as well.

Again, be sure to leave me a comment and grab a banner, and have fun with your blog entry!

Here is the list of blog entries to date:

Movie Movie Blog Blog – The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)

BNoirDetour – Born to Kill (1947)

Criterion Blues – Ingmar Bergman’s Summer with Monika (1953)

Moon in Gemini – Blood and Sand (1941)

A Shroud of Thoughts – Pillow Talk (1959)

CineMaven – The Smiling Lieutenant (1931)

Outspoken and Freckled – She Done Him Wrong (1933)

Reel Distracted – The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)

Shadows and Satin – Design for Living (1933)

Girls Do Film – A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

Portraits by Jenni – Ball of Fire (1941) – Tarzan and His Mate (1934)

Defiant Success – The Long, Hot Summer (1958)


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30 responses to “Announcing the “SEX! (now that I have your attention) BLOGATHON”

  1. Hi Steve – I’m Theresa Brown ( aka CineMaven ) and my blog is ‘CineMaven’s Essays from the Couch’ which you can check out here: ( ). The movie I’d like to go to bed with…I mean tackle…I mean write about is “The Smiling Lieutenant.” I’d like to be included in your upcoming blogathon. And thank you for liking my recent blog post about my favorite classic movie: “Vertigo.” Let me know if “The Smiling Lieutenant” can smile its way into your blogathon. Thanx!


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  2. Pingback: Sex and Death on a Sunday Afternoon: Blood and Sand (1941) | MOON IN GEMINI

  3. Pingback: Tarzan and His Mate (1934, Cedric Gibbons) | The Stop Button

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