Announcing the 3rd Annual “SEX! (now that I have your attention) BLOGATHON)”


It’s time for our yearly foray into risque business that we call the…

SEX! (now that I have your attention) BLOGATHON

Held every year to usher in the summer season, we ask for blog entries about movies that suggestively depict sex through dialogue and imagery. (Think pre-1960’s, especially movies that had to submit to the Production Code. And if you’re stuck for ideas, click here and here for links to entries from our past SEX! blogathons.)

Here are the rules for our sizzling summer ‘thon:

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 16, through Sunday, June 18, 2017. 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 18, 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, in chronological order:

Charlene’s (Mostly) Classic Movie Reviews – Trouble in Paradise (1932)

Movie Movie Blog Blog – The Gang’s All Here (1943)

BNoirDetour – The Big Sleep (1946)

ThoughtsAllSorts – Duel in the Sun (1946)

Lifesdailylessonsblog – The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)

Love Letters to Old Hollywood – The Pirate (1948)

Blog of the Darned – A Guide for the Married Man (1967)

Moon in Gemini – Like Water for Chocolate (1992)

Realweegiemidget Reviews – Lost in Translation (2003)










25 responses to “Announcing the 3rd Annual “SEX! (now that I have your attention) BLOGATHON)”

  1. Decided! I’d like to write about Like Water For Chocolate (1992). It does have a couple of mildly explicit scenes, but most of the movie conveys sensuality through food and magical reality, if that qualifies.

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  2. I am definitely in, but, if it is ok, I will let you know my choice of the film nearer the time. Most of the films I want to write about deal with sexual deviancy or repression, but I do not find these films “sexy”. I am sure I will find something more suitable soon. Great idea for the blogathon, btw.

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  3. Am I correct in assuming that only bloggers are eligible, or may a commenter write a blurb to be added to the blog-a-thon’s comments? Also, is it to late to submit a title?

    In any case, Witness, from 1985, with Kelly McGillis and Harrison Ford, certainly falls into this category. While it was a movie that couldn’t decide whether it was a crime film or a “relationship-against-the-odds” picture, the film was at its best exploring the relationship between McGillis’ and Ford’s characters.

    In any case, much regards.

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    • Comments are always welcome, but for an actual blogathon entry, I’d prefer it be from a blog, or at least from a website where I could link to your review. If you have either of those venues, I’d be glad to let you do WITNESS.


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