25 Great Gay Sex Scenes from Modern Movies

25 Great Gay Movie Sex Scenes

Back in 2007, we ran an article called Gay Sex Scenes that Made Movie History. A delightfully naughty exploration of firsts and foresk- … er, foremosts in terms of gay male intimacy on the silver screen, it celebrated some of the films that blew the celluloid closet to bits, one modesty sock at a time.

Six years later, it’s shocking just how far pop culture has come in terms of normalizing gay characters and stories, and how much bolder the gay film audience has grown in demanding films that speak truthfully to their sexual experience (though, it must be said, the films that answer the call are usually decidedly outside of the mainstream). So we’ve decided to bring you an update to our foundational piece that looks at what has happened since. Of course, since most of the ground breaking was done over the last four decades or so, our focus is slightly different this time around: we are here to celebrate the gay sex scenes from modern films (within the last decade) that deserve a watch for their blistering hotness, their heart-tugging romance, or simply because they are completely insane.

While the original gay movie sex scenes article focused on films that enjoyed a wide release in U.S. theaters, this updated list takes into account the sea change in film distribution that has occurred in recent years. With streaming services, on demand and DVD-by-mail services changing the distribution model, smaller and more targeted niche films are easier to find than ever. As such, we’ll be including films (both U.S. and foreign) that didn’t receive a wide theatrical release but which have been readily available elsewhere.

Oh – and one final note: to avoid duplication and pack as many sexytimes as possible onto these pages, we are deliberately omitting films discussed in the original piece, no matter how obviously essential they may be (I’m looking at unquittable you, Jack Twist). Chances are, if you don’t see one of your faves here, it’s already been covered. If not, share it in the comments!

In no particular order…

25. David’s Birthday (2009)

This Italian melodrama takes the anguish of Matteo, a formerly straight man falling in love with his friend’s handsome son David to literally operatic proportions. The film boasts two extremely steamy scenes set to classical music – and one of them even ends in a suitably over-the-top tragic death. The two scenes (which really serve as two bookended parts of the same scene) are jaw-droppingly racy – especially when, after having been interrupted in the middle of sex with David by his wife, Matteo doesn’t have the sense to stop thrusting as he pleads with her for her understanding. Strange film, but undeniably hot scenes.

Thyago Alves in David’s Birthday

Hotness: 10
Romance: 6
WTFactor: 8

 

24. I Love You, Phillip Morris (2009)

Wow. Boasting one of the biggest Hollywood stars on this list – Jim Carrey – the opening scene of this based-on-true-events romp is as in-your-face as an attempted mainstream release gets. Audacious, unapologetic, and apparently too much for nervous executives to handle – the film ultimately was dumped into a handful of theaters despite its big-name stars and rave notices.

Hotness: 4
Romance: 0
WTFactor: 10

 

23. Shelter (2007)

Ah, Shelter – one of the most beloved gay romances of recent years, it also features a rhapsodically sweet love scene the first time that its gay surfer dude lovers (Brad Rowe and Trevor Wright) seal the deal. Here’s the scene (mildly NSFW):

Hotness: 10
Romance: 10
WTFactor: 0

 

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