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Sex Scenes: Francis Bacon’s Bohemian Muse, Lesbian Bartender and Artist/Model

‘Bacon’s Women’ at Ordovas Gallery on the Upper East Side is the first US exhibition to focus on the painter’s female subjects.
Rachel Rabbit White
11.2.18
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Sex Scenes: Why Do Robots Have Titties?

From Fritz Lang's “Metropolis” to Hajime Sorayama’s paintings of chrome pinups, robot boobs are an enduring fascination.
Rachel Rabbit White
10.10.18
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Sex Scenes: LA Is a Lesbian

On queering the City of Angels in "Mulholland Drive."
Rachel Rabbit White
10.5.18
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Sex Scenes: Femme Fatale for Femme Fatale

"Bound" (1996) shows us why the modern deadly woman is always queer.
Rachel Rabbit White
9.28.18
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The Love Poems of Japan’s Heian Court Were the Original Thirst Texts

In this week's Sex Scenes, the ability to write poetry of beauty illustrated the external beauty of Heian-era writers.
Rachel Rabbit White
9.21.18
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Sex Scenes: What’s the Role of a 122-Year-Old Painting in a #MeToo World?

On Politicizing the Nymph.
Rachel Rabbit White
9.14.18
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The Real-Life Prison Escapee With a Broken Foot Who Just Wanted a Boyfriend

In this week’s Sex Scenes: French writer Albertine Sarrazin’s French autobiographical novel about prison escapee lovers.
Rachel Rabbit White
9.5.18
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Sex Scenes: A 14th-Century Tale In Praise of Dumb Dick Energy

Medieval Italian erotica says that in love and sex, it’s better to let women lead the way.
Rachel Rabbit White
8.22.18
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Sex Scenes: Sometimes, Love Means Severing Your Lover’s Penis and Carrying It Around in Your Kimono

In Nagisa Oshima’s 1976 film “In the Realm of the Senses,” based on the true story of tabloid star Sada Abe, the graphic sex is real—and so is the fear of abandonment inherent to all romantic relationships.
Rachel Rabbit White
8.16.18
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Sex Scenes: Luis Buñuel and the Supportive Sex Worker Boyfriend

In “That Obscure Object of Desire,” sugar daddy Matthieu is confused by the unpredictable affections of his lover, Conchita. But the simplest explanation is often the right one: she has a boyfriend, and Matthieu is just an annoying client.
Rachel Rabbit White
8.1.18
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Sex Scenes: Who’s Afraid of Federico Fellini’s Sex Robot?

In Fellini’s 1976 film “Casanova,” the granddaddy of all fuckboys meets his match in a seductive automaton.
Rachel Rabbit White
7.18.18
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Sex Scenes: Capitalism Ruined Cuckoldry

The myth of Aphrodite caught cheating by her husband Hephaestus with Ares offers a distinction between cuckoldry play and the nationalist, right-wing paranoia of emasculation.
Rachel Rabbit White
7.11.18