I understand it. We had to show how making love to someone is visceral. We had to convey how much of yourself you give over. Sex is the joker in the deck, the infinite variable that provokes, on screen as in life, radically divergent and wildly unpredictable responses and consequences.
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So how to describe the act itself? Others are more evasive, trying to brush the sex off as old news or focusing on the controversy surrounding the scene instead. We get it. To be blunt, is he not getting off on these women, and arranging them to his own satisfaction? How can it last? In the cavalcade of kissing, licking, slapping and moaning that follows, Kechiche makes apparent the intensity of their physical bond, which later enhances the heartbreak caused by watching it fall apart. Trying out almost every position imaginable and blurring the line between simulated and unsimulated acts, Exarchopoulos and Seydoux are utterly fearless, conveying an almost feral hunger as their characters make love with increasing abandon.
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