9 Times Sex Toys Were Used in the Movies
on 2 Aug 2019
If you've watched Olivia Wilde's recent hilarious movie, Booksmart, you'll have been given a whole new meaning of the term "sex toy". The smart comedy explores gives an honest look at masturbation, especially when Amy (Kaitlyn Dever) admits to using the face of her favourite stuffed panda for solo girl grinding.
Li Li becomes a bit of a celebrity in itself. But it's not the first time "sex toys" have caused a stir in Hollywood films – in fact we've done some thinking and come up with a whole list of brilliant cameos from our faithful friends.
It's true, some are used for laughs, but even those moments go great lengths to breaking taboo and bringing our favorite playthings into the media mainstream.
If you've missed these big-screen moments, read on, then add them to your must-watch list.
1. 9½ Weeks (1986)
Blindfolds, sexy lingerie, temperature play and "finger food" get the rocks off for Elizabeth (Kim Basinger) and John (Micky Rourke) in this big-budget raunch-fest that was seen as scandalous in its time.
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2. Batman Returns (1992)
Donned in a latex suit, claws, mask, red lipstick and whip, Catwoman (Michelle Pfeiffer) purrs her way through a performance of the ultimate femme fatale, avenging women and unnerving the dudes. Could it have been the earliest example of latex on the big screen?
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3. Fight Club (1999)
Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt) pays a visit to object of desire Marla Singer (Helena Bonham Carter) side-eyeing her rubber dildo as he lingers in her apartment. "Don't worry, it's not a threat to you," she reassures him.
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4. Secretary (2002)
The spreader bar makes (Maggie Gyllenhaal)'s job a lot harder than it should be in this office romance with a twist, but her efforts are rewarded with, er, a hard job.
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5. Mr & Mrs Smith (2005)
"Have you been a bad boy?" asks Angelina Jolie to her sub as she parades around him in sexy fishnet stockings using her crop. Little does this guy know she's an assassin and his name's at the top of her list.
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6. Lars and the Real Girl (2007)
Pathologically shy Lars (Ryan Gosling) introduces Bianca, the Brazilian-Danish girlfriend he's met online, to his family. Twist: she's a sex doll – who ultimately becomes one of the heroes of the cast.
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7. Burn After Reading (2008)
Astounded at the price of sex furniture, Harry Pfarrer (George Clooney) whips up his own rudimentary chair for $100 (not including the dildo: "those things are expensive").
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8. The Ugly Truth (2009)
A posh business dinner with colleagues hots up when another diner in the restaurant gets his hands on Abby (Katherine Heigl)'s remote for her vibrating pants.
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9. Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)
Kicking off a series of three films, renowned for taking BDSM to the masses, is the iconic Fifty Shades. The leather flogger, riding crop and kegel balls all make an appearance, and Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) introduces Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) to the pleasures of the Red Room.
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