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Robert Pattinson Masturbated Onscreen So You Could See His Actual Orgasm Face

Robert Pattinson masturbated onscreen

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It looks like Robert Pattinson took a page out of Aubrey Plaza‘s book (albeit like five years ago): in 2008, he masturbated onscreen for a 2008 Spanish film titled Little Ashes.

In the September issue of German Interview, Pattinson explained that in Little Ashes, the gay sex scenes he filmed were authentic because he was actually erect and turned on. As a result, he says, “My orgasm face is recorded for eternity,” which is good news for anybody who still fantasizes about Edward Cullen having a Salvador Dali mustache.

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Why did he masturbate f’real? Well, because playing penis pretend “just doesn’t work, so I pleasured myself in front of the camera.” Having a hard (pun intended) time imagining what exactly this means? Queerty explains:

In case you’re not following, that means Robert Pattinson basically jerked off while making out with another naked dude lying on top of him. This is called “acting.”

Personally, I think it’s pretty great that he is discussing this, just as I did with Aubrey Plaza’s admission of actually masturbating while filming, though hers was for an actual self-pleasure seen and Pattinson’s was intended to lend authenticity for a sex scene. And in Pattinson’s case, not only is there a taboo about masturbation, there’s also the aspect of the scene involving two guys — something that is inexplicably still a big deal to people who have yet to leave the mid-20th century in their ideas on the world.

Now, for the Cullen/Pattinson/just plain ol’ erotic film fans, we give you a compilation of scenes from Little Ashes via YouTube:

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  • marie

    Did you actually see “Little Ashes”? The seen you were talking about was not the scene he was talking about if he actually was talking about it!.

  • Dawn

    Rob can portray any character regardless of who the person is. He is an actor

    and the roles he plays does not define who he is. He is a good man and deserves
    respect from other actors for the parts he has played, because he is darn
    good.

  • Lynda Elaine

    Like he has any other ‘face’ other than the same deadpan one he always has. Guy is boring.