Antony and Cleopatra (1972)
The 1972 film adaptation of William Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra is a classic example of a period drama. The film follows the story of the two titular characters, Mark Antony and Cleopatra, as they navigate their tumultuous relationship in the midst of a civil war. While the film is known for its grandiose sets and costumes, it also contains some of the most memorable sexual moments in cinematic history.
The first of these moments occurs when Antony and Cleopatra first meet. The two are instantly drawn to each other, and the scene culminates in a passionate kiss. This moment is made even more powerful by the fact that it is set against a backdrop of a raging battle.
The second sexual moment comes when Antony and Cleopatra are reunited after a long separation. The two share a passionate embrace, and the scene is made even more intense by the fact that it is set against a backdrop of a raging storm.
The third and most memorable sexual moment in the film comes when Antony and Cleopatra finally consummate their relationship. The scene is set in a lavish bedroom, and the two share a passionate kiss before finally giving in to their desires.
The sexual moments in Antony and Cleopatra are some of the most memorable in cinematic history. They are a testament to the power of love and passion, and they serve to illustrate the intensity of the relationship between the two titular characters.
An adulterous affair takes place between Antony and Cleopatra throughout the film. Consistent with the play and not condoned.
Many characters wear outfits that barely cover the body at all. Some partial views of buttocks and breasts (including nipples) are exposed through the clothing. This, however, is not overly graphic.
A woman is briefly seen lifting up her skirt and exposing her buttocks
Part of Cleopatra's breast is seen at the end. She uncovers one of her breasts and provokes a snake to bite her nipple. This is the way that Cleopatra historically committed suicide, and it is also consistent with the play. None of the nudity, however, is in any way sexual.