Purple Noon (1960)
The 1960 French film "Purple Noon" is a classic of the French New Wave genre, and is widely regarded as one of the most influential films of its time. The film follows the story of Tom Ripley, a young man who is hired to bring back a wealthy playboy from Italy to his family in France. Along the way, Tom develops a complicated relationship with the playboy, Philippe, and the two embark on a journey of self-discovery and sexual exploration.
The film is known for its frank and explicit depictions of sexuality, which were groundbreaking for its time. One of the most memorable sexual moments in the film is when Tom and Philippe share a passionate kiss in the middle of a crowded street. This scene is a powerful moment of intimacy between two men, and it was a bold move for the filmmakers to include it in the film.
The film also features a number of other sexual moments, including a scene where Tom and Philippe skinny dip in a lake, and a scene where Tom and Philippe share a bed. These scenes are all handled with a great deal of sensitivity and nuance, and they help to further explore the complex relationship between the two men.
Overall, "Purple Noon" is a film that is remembered for its frank and honest depictions of sexuality. The film's sexual moments are handled with a great deal of sensitivity and nuance, and they help to further explore the complex relationship between Tom and Philippe.
Sex is implied once but not shown. No nudity either.
Young men are seen frequently only wearing their shorts. A number of scenes where a young man undresses or stands around partially-naked, though only his chest and legs are visible.
A young couple kiss. They are in beachwear and the man is bare chested.
It is suggested a young couple have sex in a boat cabin, though their efforts are disrupted. The most obvious reference offcurs when they are seen without clothes, whereas previously they had been fully clothed (the woman shields her breasts with a towel/jumper held close to her chest). It's also implied another young man was trying to watch/listen.
A young man is seen in his underpants. There is a close-up of his crotch area as he walks towards the screen (with some brief outline detail) though this is not overtly sexual.