Performance (1970) is a British crime drama film directed by Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg. The film stars Mick Jagger, James Fox, and Anita Pallenberg. It is considered one of the most controversial films of its time, due to its explicit sexual content.
The film follows the story of Chas (Mick Jagger), a London gangster who is on the run from his former associates. He takes refuge in the home of a reclusive rock star, Turner (James Fox). As Chas and Turner become increasingly close, they explore their sexual desires and engage in a series of intimate moments.
The sexual moments in Performance are some of the most memorable in the film. In one scene, Chas and Turner share a passionate kiss. This is followed by a scene in which Chas and Turner are seen in bed together, exploring each other's bodies. The scene is highly suggestive and has been described as one of the most daringly explicit sex scenes in cinema history.
The film also features a scene in which Chas and Turner are seen engaging in a threesome with a female character, Pherber (Anita Pallenberg). This scene is highly suggestive and has been described as one of the most explicit threesome scenes in cinema history.
Performance is a groundbreaking film that pushed the boundaries of what was considered acceptable in cinema. Its explicit sexual content was highly controversial at the time, but it has since become a cult classic. The sexual moments in the film are some of the most memorable and daringly explicit in cinema history.
The movie contains sex scenes including menage-a-trois and implications of homosexual behavior but except for breasts it just looks like skin. There is a significant amount of male and female nudity with many clear scenes showing breasts but no genital nudity except one small fraction of a second, usually missed. The confusion of sexual identities is one of the themes of the movie.
Opening sequence shows a quick images of sex scene between two characters. Woman's breasts and butt is seen very briefly few times. It's implied also that she gave him oral sex.
Man involuntarely strips naked, his butt is shown for some time.
A pornographic video is briefly shown. Woman's butt is seen there while she's been bended over desk and slapped with belts (very brief)