The final Fifty Shades movie hits theaters this weekend steaming up cineplexes everywhere. These days, “sexy” movies are a rarity. But not so long ago, movies were filled with racy scenes that were rumored to be the real deal. In this article from Movieline’s 1993 “Sex” issue, Martha Frankel and her friends try to figure out how much Method acting went into some famous sex scenes.
David Lynch has never had mainstream sensibilities. His movies have a dreamlike quality which often veers into the territory of nightmares. In 1990, against all odds, Lynch found commercial success however briefly with the offbeat television show, Twin Peaks. Just as the show was reaching its saturation point, Lynch released his follow-up to the critically acclaimed 1996 drama, Blue Velvet. While audiences at the Cannes Film Festival went crazy for Wild at Heart, critics were more muted in their praise. Many were put off by the film’s graphic violence.
In the September 1990 issue of Movieline, co-editor Virginia Campbell took a very pro-Lynch stance in an article that heaps more praise on Wild at Heart than it probably deserves.