Straight on Till Morning (1972)
Straight on Till Morning is a 1972 British thriller directed by Peter Collinson. The movie follows a young woman, Rita (Rita Tushingham), who is on the run from her abusive husband. She meets a mysterious stranger, Nick (Ringo Starr), who helps her escape her situation.
The movie is known for its explicit sexual moments, which were considered groundbreaking for the time. In one scene, Rita and Nick have a passionate lovemaking session in a hotel room. The scene is shot in a way that emphasizes the physicality of the moment, with close-ups of their faces and bodies. The scene is also notable for its use of nudity, which was rare for the time.
In another scene, Rita and Nick have a more tender moment in a park. They embrace and kiss, and the camera lingers on their faces as they express their love for each other. This scene is notable for its emotional intensity, and for its use of subtlety and restraint.
The sexual moments in Straight on Till Morning are important for a number of reasons. They show that sex can be a powerful expression of love and intimacy, and that it can be portrayed in a way that is both tasteful and meaningful. They also demonstrate that sex can be a source of liberation and freedom, as Rita is able to escape her oppressive situation through her relationship with Nick. Finally, they show that sex can be a source of pleasure and joy, and that it can be portrayed in a way that is both beautiful and respectful.
We see a close-up of a woman's breast being squeezed as she moans in ecstasy.
There is a repeated shot of a couple naked in bed having sex. We see the man's bare buttocks as he lies on top of the woman. The rapid cutting used in the early part of the film mean that the shots are brief, but recur several times.
A couple are overheard having sex.