SEX! BLOGATHON – The big finish!

It’s been a hot little weekend here at Movie Movie Blog Blog. But all good things must come to an end, so gather ’round for…


Not counting yours truly, we had one dozen delicious entries on the topic of movies that suggested sexuality rather than overtly depicting it. Our last two bloggers gave it everything they had and made it to the finish line with these entries today:


Reel Distracted held up The Thomas Crown Affair as a shining example of the games lovers play (especially chess) when they’re afraid to let down their guard with each other,


and discussed Johnny Weissmuller and Maureen O’Sullivan doing their best to satisfy both themselves and the Production Code in Tarzan and His Mate.

If you missed these or any of the other participating blogs, click here to go to our original blogathon announcement, which provides links to all of the blog entries.

My thanks to all of the wonderful and gifted bloggers who took the time to write and post their thoughtful entries. Further thanks goes to all of the readers who visited both this blog and the participating blogs to get a wide range of viewpoints about the depiction of sex in cinema.

Lastly, if you are a fan of The Beatles and/or their movies and music videos, I encourage you to participate in this blog’s upcoming Beatles Film Blogathon, being held July 5-7, 2005 in honor of Ringo Starr’s 75th (!) birthday and his recent induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Click on the banner below to read more about the blogathon and how to participate in it.


Thanks once more to everyone who joined in this blogathon, and try to stay cool this summer!


SEX! BLOGATHON – Day 2 Recap

Let us prove what’s even more wonderful the second time around with our


The entries just keep getting better and better. Obviously, our bloggers have got what it takes, and they know how to use it!


Criterion Blues looks at Summers with Monika, an early Ingmar Bergman entry in which the acclaimed director details the arc of a budding relationship between two maturing youngsters.


Seville, Spain-born-and-raised Moon in Gemini examines Blood and Sand and gives it an “A+” for authenticity — although happily, she never fell head over heels for Tyrone Power, only to be tossed aside for Rita Hayworth.


And finally, The Fluff Is Raging shows how the film-noir classic Double Indemnity warns us that, when it comes to two lust-soaked lovers, even a meticulously planned murder is never fully insured.

Curious about the rest of our blogathon entries? Links to both our original ‘thon announcement and our Day 1 recap are shown below — follow the links to read every blog that has been submitted so far. As for the rest of our entrants, our blogathon ends at the end of the day today. So PLEASE post your entries as soon as possible, and post their URLs in the “Comments” section below. We need them SO BADLY!!


The original blogathon announcement

Day 1 recap


SEX! BLOGATHON – Day 1 Recap

It’s time to lie back, smoke ’em if you got ’em, and review our technique in the afterglow of the


As any pollster will tell you, the numbers don’t lie. Out of a total of 13 blog entrants, we had a whopping 62% participation in the first day. This is obviously a hot subject for a hot season!


BNoirDetour was kind enough to explain why Claire Trevor and Laurence Tierney were Born to Kill.


A Shroud of Thoughts demonstrated how an old-fashioned party line (What’s that??) allowed Doris Day and Rock Hudson to engage in a little Pillow Talk.


CineMaven shows how a couple of women could turn Maurice Chevalier into The Smiling Lieutenant in Ernst Lubitsch’s film of the same name.


Outspoken and Freckled convincingly makes the case that Mae West’s She Done Him Wrong singlehandedly ushered in Hollywood’s censorious Production Code.


Ernst Lubitsch again rears his stylish head, as Shadows and Satin lets us in on Gary Cooper and a couple of friends having a menage-a-twow in Design for Living.


portraitsbyjenni brings us another round of Gary Cooper, this time as a loquacious professor who gets introduced to modern slang (and other worldly elements) by nightclub singer Barbara Stanwyck in Ball of Fire.

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Defiant Success charts the effects that The Long, Hot Summer can have on a number of couples, including Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward.


And last but certainly least, your faithful correspondent chronicles the outcome of Lana Turner and John Garfield tempting the hands of Fate (and each other) in The Postman Always Rings Twice.

And the passion isn’t over yet — we still have a whole weekend left to go! If you want to read the rest of our blogathon’s participants, click here to find out who is left to post their entries. We’ll post a Day 2 recap here on Sunday!


The SEX! (now that I have your attention) BLOGATHON is finally here!


Blogging foreplay is over. It’s finally time for the SEX! (now that I have your attention) BLOGATHON!

For the uninitiated (by which I intend a light double-entendre), this blogathon’s subject is movies that are devoted to artistically suggesting the subject of sex, through imaginative dialogue and imagery, rather than graphically depicting it. Any old movie can show you a beautiful naked body, but the “horse” dialogue in The Big Sleep? Let’s see Scarlett Johansson show that off in her cleavage!

Below are the participants in the blogathon, which runs from Fri., June 19 through Sun., June 21, 2015. The only set deadline is that the participants must have their entries posted by the end of the day on June 21.

If you are one of the participants, please scroll down to the “Comments” section and post the URL of your SEX! blog entry; once you have posted it, it will be linked to the listing of participants shown below.

If you are a visiting reader, the following list has links to both the blog entries and the blogs themselves. Even if a particular entrant’s SEX! blog isn’t posted as yet, I encourage you to visit each and all of these blogs, as they all have something unique and entertaining to say about a variety of movie-related topics. (And of course, definitely check out their entries for this blogathon!)

Have fun, everyone! Here is the list of SEX! BLOGATHON entries:

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

BNoirDetour – Born to Kill (1947)

Criterion Blues – Ingmar Bergman’s Summers 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)

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

Defiant Success – The Long, Hot Summer (1958)

The Fluff Is Raging – Double Indemnity (1944)


Only four more days until SEX! (The blogathon, that is)


I’m as worked up as any (blogging) male could be, because it’s only four more days until my SEX! (now that I have your attention) BLOGATHON!

It’s still not to late to enter the ‘thon if you’d like. What I’m looking for is a blog entry about any movie that, through dialogue and/or imagery, suggests sex rather than graphically depicting it. The blogathon is taking place this Friday through Sunday, June 19-21, 2015. Click here for more information on how to enter the blogathon.

For the dozen of you who have already entered, I do not have e-mail addresses for all of you, so here is what I plan to do. This Friday, June 19, I will post a fresh blog entry about the blogathon, including the name of your blog and the movie you plan to blog about. Once you have posted your blog entry, please visit this blog and scroll down to the bottom of my June 19 entry until you reach the “Comments” section, where I’d like you to post the URL of your blog entry. Once I receive that, I will link my blog back to your blog entry.

As I’ve previously mentioned, there will be no scheduled dates for posting. As long as you post your entry by the end of the day on June 21, I will be satisfied.

(However, with that said, I’d greatly appreciate it if you could post your blog as soon as possible after 12:01 a.m. on June 19. I have a personal hang-up about bloggers who wait until the last possible minute to post their blogathon entries. Read more about my hang-up here.)

Jane says, "Get'cher blog here on time -- or else!!"

Jane says, “Get’cher blog here on time — or else!!”

I very much look forward to reading (and linking to) your blogs this weekend!

Just two weeks until our sexy-movie blogathon


We’re just two weeks away from our sexy-movie blogathon and, Masters & Johnson-like, we’re still looking for willing volunteers. We want people to blog about movies from an era where sex had to be suggested rather than graphically depicted. So, dear bloggers, do you have what it takes to go all the way at our blogathon?

Click on the above banner to find out more about our ‘thon and to sign up for it!

One month away from our sexy-movie blogathon


We’re just one month away from the SEX! (now that I have your attention) BLOGATHON! Blog with us about your favorite movies that suggests sex rather than graphically shows it. Click on the above banner to learn more about (and enter) the blogathon!

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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