Fact one: People have sex. Fact two: Because sex is a natural human experience, some movie directors opt to include it in their films—unsimulated—for a heightened sense of realism, which means you're looking at real people having real intercourse.
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As outlined in the SAG-AFTRA nudity rider, actors can request a closed set prior to shooting and may add any other special conditions that they and a producer agree upon. Breaking Glass Pictures. It may go without saying, but there is no actual penetration or genital-to-genital contact during a scene like this, as all sexuality activity is simulated. Directors do a walk-through with actors, discussing where they should move during the scene and when. During closed-set shoots, however, the director and actors operate with a "skeleton crew" — the absolute minimum number of people required to shoot the scene.
And to be honest, it's a thing that should be used in every single sex scene going forward. I told her, 'Just punch me in the side if I'm hurting you,'.