A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966)
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a 1966 musical comedy film directed by Richard Lester, based on the Broadway musical of the same name. The film stars Zero Mostel, Phil Silvers, Jack Gilford, Michael Crawford, and Annette Andre.
The film is a lighthearted romp through ancient Rome, with plenty of sexual innuendo and double entendres. The plot revolves around the slave Pseudolus, played by Mostel, who is trying to win his freedom by helping his master's son, Hero, win the heart of the beautiful courtesan Philia.
The film is full of sexual moments, from the opening scene where Pseudolus is trying to seduce a courtesan, to the final scene where Hero and Philia are finally united. In between, there are plenty of moments of sexual tension and innuendo.
One of the most memorable moments is when Pseudolus is trying to convince Hero to buy Philia's freedom. He tells Hero that he should "buy her, and then you can do whatever you want with her." This line is delivered with a wink and a nod, and is a clear reference to the sexual possibilities of owning a courtesan.
Another memorable moment is when Hero and Philia are reunited and they share a passionate kiss. This moment is made even more powerful by the fact that it is set against the backdrop of a Roman amphitheater, with the audience cheering them on.
Overall, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a lighthearted romp through ancient Rome, with plenty of sexual innuendo and double entendres. The film is full of memorable sexual moments, from the opening scene to the final scene, and these moments help to make the film an enjoyable and entertaining experience.
A major character runs a nearby brothel. Several of the women are shown in provocative, revealing attire, but there is no nudity, and no visible or implied sexual encounters within this setting.
A young man schemes to purchase a young lady with whom he has fallen in love from the brothel.
There is a brief exchange which mentions a character's collection of "erotic pottery", though it is never shown.
A man tries to obtain a "love potion", which is strongly implied to increase sexual function.
Two men disguise themselves as women, and other men make aggressive advances on them.
A young woman's virginity is the topic of repeated discussion.
An "orgy" scene involves scantily clad women (including one who has her top removed while her back is to the camera) and closeups of women's cleavage.
A man repeatedly attempts to commit adultery.
A man takes a bath.
An older man and a young woman engage in passionate kissing.