Carnal Knowledge (1971)
Carnal Knowledge (1971) is a classic American comedy-drama directed by Mike Nichols and starring Jack Nicholson, Art Garfunkel, Candice Bergen, and Ann-Margret. The film follows two college friends, Jonathan (Nicholson) and Sandy (Garfunkel), as they navigate the complexities of relationships, sex, and adulthood.
The film is known for its frank and honest depiction of sexuality. Jonathan and Sandy's relationships with women are explored in depth, and the film does not shy away from depicting the awkwardness, confusion, and even pain that can accompany sexual encounters.
The film's most memorable sexual moment comes when Jonathan and Sandy visit a brothel. Jonathan is initially hesitant, but Sandy encourages him to go through with it. The scene is uncomfortable and awkward, but it is also a powerful moment of self-discovery for Jonathan.
Another memorable sexual moment in the film comes when Jonathan and Sandy visit a strip club. Jonathan is initially uncomfortable, but Sandy encourages him to stay and watch. The scene is humorous and light-hearted, but it also serves as a reminder of the power of sexual desire.
The film also features a memorable scene in which Jonathan and Sandy visit a swingers' club. The scene is both humorous and uncomfortable, as Jonathan and Sandy are confronted with the realities of sexual exploration.
Finally, the film's most powerful sexual moment comes when Jonathan and Sandy visit a beach. The scene is tender and romantic, and it serves as a reminder of the beauty and power of love.
Overall, Carnal Knowledge (1971) is a powerful and honest exploration of sexuality. The film does not shy away from depicting the awkwardness, confusion, and even pain that can accompany sexual encounters. It is a reminder of the power of sexual desire, and the beauty and power of love.
At night, a couple have sex outdoors on the ground. They're shown from the neck up. Before this, his best friend tells the man that she gave him a hand job but will not go any further. After begging, the best friend finally has sex with her too. They're shown in bed but a sheet covers most of the naked woman. Man is in underwear.
Man has sex with buxom woman on their first date. We see her breasts and rear although it is dark. One morning in low light, we see her naked in bed, including breasts and rear. Other glimpses of her breasts.
Some sexual scenes with thrusting and moaning, mostly obscured. Female breasts are seen briefly and one scene with female rear nudity. One instance of male frontal nudity seen from far away. Crude sexual references by men and sexual language throughout the film.
Man becomes impotent and needs a prostitute to climax.