10 Best Topless Sex Scenes

Saturday, April 9 by D. Michaels

There is nothing like going through a movie collection to see who’s got the 10 best topless sex scenes. There are just so many choices, especially now that DVD and Blu-Ray give audiences so many options to watch and even bookmark their favorite scenes to play back over and over. It’s like audiences can create their own little soft-porn theater if they wanted. Isn’t technology grand?

  1. "Desperado". It was Salma Hayek’s first big role for U.S. audiences (she had previously been known in Mexico as a popular soap star), so director Robert Rodríguez wanted to make a big impression. That he did. Her topless sex scene with Antonio Banderas is probably one of the most memorable things about the movie.
  2. "Showgirls". It’s considered by critics and fans alike as one of the watched topless sex scenes, but for all the wrong reasons. The writer, director and star saw their respective careers virtually destroyed after the film’s release. Now considered a cult classic for its-so-bad-its-good premise, it features a topless sex scene between stars Elizabeth Berkley and Kyle MacLachlan so unintentionally campy, even porn stars laugh when they watch it.
  3. "Hot Tub Time Machine". It was short, sweet, and to the point, but the topless sex scene featuring Jessica Pare left its mark. While Pare had never done a nude or sex scene before in movies, she changed her mind for this 2010 comedy in which she rides Craig Robinson in a hot tub and let her 34 DD’s fly.
  4. "9 Songs". As with a couple of other films on this list, there were rumors that the stars were actually having sex during their love scenes. What makes this film different is that they admitted that it was true. The admission got the film banned in a few countries and caused an immense debate over whether the film should be considered porn or not.
  5. "Monster’s Ball". Halle Berry won an Oscar (the first one for an African-American actress) for her work in this film, but the only thing most guys remember is her topless sex scene with Billy Bob Thorton while she’s bent over grunting in semi-satisfaction.
  6. "Wild Orchid". Mickey Rourke tried to catch lightning in a bottle twice by doing another erotic thriller (the first being “9 ½ Weeks” with Kim Bassinger), but this time with his real-life girlfriend. Rumors circulated after the film’s release that the topless sex scenes were real, although both stars denied it.
  7. "Boogie Nights". It’s not more than 30 minutes into the film when viewers are greeted with what will be many topless sex scenes in this movie (the first being with the beautiful Heather Graham) about the beginnings of the modern porn industry.
  8. "Frida". Some might say Salma Hayek’s best topless sex scene was in 1995’s “Desperado”, but for sheer sexuality and raw power, it doesn’t compare to her portrayal of surrealist Mexican painter Frida Cahlo. In the film, she goes topless for both men and women, scoring big in the spank banks of everyone who saw it.
  9. "Bound". Still considered one of the best filmed topless sex scenes years later, the brothers who created The Matrix trilogy brought in sex advice author and columnist Susie Bright to help choreograph the seduction scene between stars Gina Gershon and Jennifer Tily so that it didn’t come off as cheesy.
  10. "Pirates". Originally starting as an adult movie, it became so popular that the studio that released it, r-cut the film so that it would qualify for an R rating and released it to mainstream audiences. The film shows Jesse Jane’s topless sex scenes with, well, a health portion of the entire cast and why she is considered the new queen of porn.  

-Mark Dodson