All lists of this nature are dumb. Part of the point of them is to spark outraged discussion and, for that reason, I love them whether I agree with them or not.
As for this specific list, I agree with some choices such as Don’t Look Now, Blow Up, Out of Sight and Bitter Moon (thank god I’m not the only one who found some scenes sexy as hell before it descended into violent perversity).
Other choices boggle my mind like The Mask(!?), Trainspotting, Baywatch and Boogie Nights. Hint to the editors: Just because a scene contains sex and/or nudity it doesn’t necessarily mean that a scene is sexy. Baywatch is nothing but a repetitious jiggle-fest and, in Boogie Nights, the sex is little more than a mechanical excercise engaged in by the characters to dull their emotional pain (and make a few bucks while they’re at it).
I can understand the choice of Ursula Andress for #1. After all, it’s an iconic scene that’s been copied and parodied countless times. I’m not sure I’d agree with its placement but it does deserve to be near the top.
Of course, some of my favourites have been completely omitted such as Bogie and Bacall in To Have & Have Not (You know how to whistle, don’t you, Steve? You just put your lips together and… blow.), Grace Kelly’s sensuous, slow motion kiss in Rear Window and the unsettling seduction of Rachel by Deckard in Blade Runner. I shouldn’t be surprised, however, juding by the choices on this list, I don’t think the writers really get subtlety.
I don’t have time to page through it, as I can’t find a one-screen list . . . Are they all post-1950, leaving out the first 50 years of movies? Including the racy, sexy, pre-Code films? If Clark Gable and Jean Harlow in Red Dust aren’t on it, those people need to be severely bitch-slapped . . .
I just want to say that the sex scene in “Don’t Look Now” should have been in the top 10 at least. That was the only love scene I saw which managed to make me believe that the characters were really making love.