The Wicker Man (1973)
The 1973 cult classic The Wicker Man is a horror film that has become a cult classic for its unique blend of horror and suspense. The film follows a police sergeant, Neil Howie, as he investigates the disappearance of a young girl on the isolated Scottish island of Summerisle. As Howie delves deeper into the mystery, he discovers a pagan cult and a series of sexual moments that add to the film’s eerie atmosphere.
The Wicker Man is filled with sexual moments that are both subtle and overt. One of the most memorable is the scene in which Howie discovers a group of women dancing around a maypole. The women are wearing revealing clothing and their movements are suggestive and sensual. This scene is a clear example of the film’s use of sexual imagery to create a sense of unease and dread.
Another memorable sexual moment occurs when Howie visits the island’s school. Here, he discovers a group of young girls performing a dance that is both suggestive and disturbing. The girls are wearing skimpy clothing and their movements are suggestive of a sexual ritual. This scene is particularly unsettling as it implies that the island’s inhabitants are engaging in some kind of sexual activity.
The Wicker Man also features a number of other sexual moments, such as when Howie discovers a group of women bathing in a lake. The women are wearing revealing clothing and their movements are suggestive of a sexual ritual. This scene is particularly disturbing as it implies that the island’s inhabitants are engaging in some kind of sexual activity.
The Wicker Man is a horror film that is filled with sexual moments that add to the film’s eerie atmosphere. From the suggestive dancing around the maypole to the disturbing sexual ritual at the school, these moments create a sense of unease and dread that is essential to the film’s success.
Topless male and female partial nudity throughout
The Landlord's Daughter, sung by many of the islanders in the Green Man inn, is a bawdy song highly suggestive of Willow's sexual proclivity. Willow appears to accept this as a compliment and dances in a suggestive way with Oak.
A young man is "presented" to a woman in a window who is referred to as Aphrodite. Later in the scene they are heard having sex - no nudity is shown.
Several partially clad and naked couples are seen apparently copulating outside at night.
A naked woman with breasts in clear view is seen sat crying against a gravestone.
Director's Cut only: The song Gently Johnny describes a sexual encounter.
Pregnant women in partially see-through slips are seen picking blossom from trees.
Apparently naked young women (wearing body stockings so nothing seen) are seen dancing and jumping through a fire. Lord Summerisle refers to them as children.
Willow is seen singing and dancing naked. Her breasts are shown in medium close-up and there are full length views of her back (for which a body-double was used).
A woman (Ingrid Pitt) is discovered naked in the bath. She exposes her breasts to Sergeant Howie.
Several island women play sexually suggestive games with the Hobbyhorse and Punch during the procession.
Schoolgirls refer to a maypole as a "phallic symbol", and schoolboys dance around it while singing a sexually suggestive song.
Sergeant Howie is offered as a sacrifice because he is a virgin.