Topic: Mickey Rourke

Our Favorite So-Bad-They’re-Great Erotic Thrillers

Our Favorite So-Bad-They're-Great Erotic Thrillers

You know what’s a great genre? Erotic thrillers. They’re basically all the same: there’s a female character who’s either super repressed or sex-crazed. She meets a male character who is either dangerous/mysterious and wealthy or dependable and hard-working. There’s some conflict and then, right around the forty five minute point, they have sex. Ridiculous, candlelit, acrobatic sex while saxophones wail beyond. Oh, and there’s some plot stuff–drugs or murder or trafficking–but the directors of these films know you’re not watching for that. Editors Jennifer Wright and Ashley Cardiff discuss their all-time favorites.

And by the way, genre classics like 9 1/2 Weeks, Body of Evidence and Wild Orchid are all available on Netflix Instant Watch at the moment, so read this and then give yourself a little gift. More »