Nobody will deny that Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke raised temperatures working their way through that fridge in 9 1/2 Weeks, but there’s only so many times someone can lasciviously lick a spoon. Nor will anyone deny that the current global crisis has radically hit the way everyone approaches intimate contact. But will audiences buy the new guidelines from Directors UK which lay out a return to the Golden Age of Hollywood where the guide insists, “The build up to an intimate scene can sometimes be more exciting than the scene itself”?
Directors UK, the professional association of screen directors with more than 7,000 members, has published Intimacy in the Time of COVID-19.
It lays down guidelines toward shooting sex scenes during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The document assumes all sets have already followed COVID-19 safety measures but adds new information regarding adult intimate scenes.
As well as comments like “Emotional intimacy can be as engaging as physical intimacy,” it includes practical guidelines if things do get physical.