Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie play a couple relocated to Venice after the accidental death of their daughter. Director William Friedkin reportedly went in a little too deep as well, and was forced to cut about 40 minutes of footage! They focused on the genital smooch. Patrice Chereau's film, based on stories by Hani Kureishi, riffs on Last Tango in Paris and focuses on a man and a woman who meet weekly to have anonymous and unsimulated sex, and whose lives are complicated when one starts to learn more about the other. Or was it just an issue of music clearances? What makes the film near-pornographic, you ask?
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Barely Legal: 30 Nearly Pornographic Mainstream Films
But if there was ever a film that challenged the notion of art versus porn, it was this one. Leos Carax's achingly personal adaptation of Herman Melville's "Pierre, or the Ambiguities" tells the story of a moody young man Guillaume "Son of Gerard" Depardieu who retreats from a life of high society to live as an impoverished novelist in bohemian Paris. In the midst of all the one-night stands, the visits to prostitutes, and the lunchtime porn binges, this poor, broken soul searches in vain to forge connections and heal psychic wounds.