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Henry Cavill Doesn’t ‘Understand’ Sex Scenes

Henry Cavill can figure out how to play a spy, a superhero, and a monster hunter, but he can’t play a person who enjoys sex scenes. On the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Cavill and Argylle director Matthew Vaughn explains how they do not “understand” sex scenes. “I am not a fan,” added Cavill, before admitting he feels “awkward” filming them— hey, The Tudors had a lot of ‘em. “I think there are circumstances where a sex scene is actually beneficial to a movie rather than just the audience. I think sometimes they’re overused these days. It’s when you have a sense that you’re going ‘Is this really necessary? Or is it just people with less clothing on?’ and that’s where you start to get more uncomfortable and you’re thinking ‘There’s not a performance here, there’s not a piece which is gonna carry through into the rest of the movie.’” Look, not everyone can appreciate a good sex scene, especially when they’re extremely hot. But, we can think of at least 30 sex scenes that are very essential to cinema.

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by Anonymousreply 65February 10, 2024 8:41 PM

He has a point. I get sick of them too but is he on the spectrum? Aren't they kind of asexual? Of course, in that pic he's got major gay face.

by Anonymousreply 1February 7, 2024 4:33 PM

In another thread here on dl someone claimed that Henry needed a circumcision because of an STD. Maybe that traumatized him and since then he doesn't enjoy the sex scenes anymore like he did in the Tudors?

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by Anonymousreply 2February 7, 2024 4:36 PM
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by Anonymousreply 3February 7, 2024 4:36 PM

Has he ever BEEN in a sex scene? Are there ANY sex scenes in mainstream movies? Maybe this is a bunch of weirdos complaining on twitter and it migrates over to the real world.

by Anonymousreply 4February 7, 2024 4:38 PM

They do often seem to emerge from a poverty of imagination.

But on the upside, they make using the casting couch seem almost excusable. “We have a lot of sex in this picture. Let’s see how you do with that.”

by Anonymousreply 5February 7, 2024 4:39 PM

Definitely agree. Sex scene often come across as pointless, especially if the scene doesn't provide any new information about the relationship between the characters, or awkwardly goes on for too long. I admit that I like to see naked twinks. But 1) true twinks represent like 2% of all actors and 2) they rarely get sex scenes; so it's way more efficient to watch porn to scratch that itch.

by Anonymousreply 6February 7, 2024 4:40 PM

*Sex scenes often come...

by Anonymousreply 7February 7, 2024 4:43 PM

Most actors say the exact same thing. No reason to pick this comment out other than a subtle “he’s an aspie!” or “he’s a homo!” dig (he’s probably both).

All actors feel awkward filming sex scenes. You know why? Cause you have people like this standing over you watching!

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by Anonymousreply 8February 7, 2024 4:44 PM

[quote] *Sex scenes often come...

As do you. Perv!

by Anonymousreply 9February 7, 2024 4:47 PM

[quote] and Argylle director Matthew Vaughn explains how they do not “understand” sex scenes

Hilarious Vaughn is part of that conversation given how his camera constantly leers over women in his other films

by Anonymousreply 10February 7, 2024 4:51 PM

It's a pretty weird thing to do. I don't think it indicates that he's gay or autistic at all. Stoked to see what he comes up with for Warhammer, sadly I don't think it can translate to the screen though. It's too fucked up and dark.

by Anonymousreply 11February 7, 2024 4:55 PM

He was like a wooden block in "The Tudors." So damn good-looking, but like a wooden block.

by Anonymousreply 12February 7, 2024 4:56 PM

Henry Cavill doesn't understand acting -- there I fixed it

by Anonymousreply 13February 7, 2024 4:58 PM

I don't think anyone other than the All Celebrities Are Austistic Like Me Troll thinks Henry Cavill is autistic.

by Anonymousreply 14February 7, 2024 5:05 PM


I have always felt that the pornographic industry has a higher number of Spectrum performers precisely because the act of filming pornography is incredibly unsexy.

The best example would be Colby Keller who was probably the last big porn star. Have you ever watched Colby Keller perform? Like actually looked at how he moves and kisses? It’s very… mathematically calculated.

Keller got his porn name from being so quiet when he began in porn he was compared to Helen Keller; he’s extremely smart (he has an MFA); he created a cartoonish persona (Colby Keller, which he has referred to as an art project); he’s been a devotee of left-wing politics and he melted down and destroyed his reputation when Bernie Sanders did not get the nomination (Hillary? NO FANK YOU!”). All aligns with Aspie behaviors.

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by Anonymousreply 15February 7, 2024 5:08 PM

I think he is right. Think about all the raunchy films Michael Douglas made back in the day. Most of those scenes are hilarious, gratuitous and not sexy.

Fatal Attraction makes sense and burned up the screen because of the chemistry between the actors, the strong performances and the plot of a character without any boundaries who would do ANYTHING (Alex fucking Dan in the elevator).

by Anonymousreply 16February 7, 2024 5:10 PM

R14 a lot of people do… I wasn’t even the first person to suggest it on here.

Of course you wouldn’t realize that, because the primary feature of neurotypicism is obliviousness.

For example, there is a thread on here where a poster put up a photo that he said was taken in 1984. It was 22 posts until someone (me) pointed out that the fashion was wrong for 1984 and the photo is from the early or mid 90s. And then people started agreeing with me, because it was obvious. But the neurotypical thing is to take everything at face value and never question anything.

by Anonymousreply 17February 7, 2024 5:15 PM

Maybe he’s one of those graysexuals. No DL, that doesn’t mean he fucks old guys.

by Anonymousreply 18February 7, 2024 5:34 PM

[quote]he’s extremely smart (he has an MFA)

uh, no

[quote]the primary feature of neurotypicism is obliviousness

uh, no

by Anonymousreply 19February 7, 2024 5:42 PM

R14, I'm not that troll but Henry may be on the spectrum. My brother is so I recognize the characteristics.

by Anonymousreply 20February 7, 2024 5:58 PM

When he was on The Tudors he was fucking all the time.

by Anonymousreply 21February 7, 2024 6:00 PM

[quote] He was like a wooden block in "The Tudors."

Not just in The Tudors.

by Anonymousreply 22February 7, 2024 6:06 PM

[quote] Maybe he’s one of those graysexuals

What’s “graysexuals”, precious? What’s “graysexuals”?

by Anonymousreply 23February 7, 2024 6:08 PM

I thought he was a homo but then read some other blinds he likes younger girls (ew) - what sayeth DL?

by Anonymousreply 24February 7, 2024 6:17 PM

I think he's a boring, nerdy hetero who's spot on about meaningless sex scenes.

by Anonymousreply 25February 7, 2024 6:23 PM

R24 it could be his pr team planting these blinds to drown the gay rumors which for instance grace randolph publicly spread about him to a million audience.

I remember when that video of him flirting with the very young witcher actress during an interview was trending online.

everyone was like: yeah,Henry the Chad, he nails the young women (while the feminists hated it and so started the pedo rumors)

1. it shows that the general public seems to accept older men fucking young women more than a man just being gay 2. I remember that long blind item about Henry being a nerd autist on the witcher set and even though the source of the blind item said that she hated Henry for being a nerd bro, she also said that he didn't do any #metoo worthy stuff and was never sexist to the women 3. in 2018, Henry's commemt regarding metoo got him a lot of backlash. he said metoo makes him afraid to date women because of false accusations. Leftists and feminists were mad at him... but the gay rumors are dead because of that. 4. Yes, I heard the blinds too. They were read out loud on the beyond the blinds patreon. That he fucked 13 year old girls in China because it's legal there or sumthin. I think those blinds are fake. planted by his pr team. They know that his blind items often reach the general public. That way, they can make him let appear as a hetero dudebro who loves #warhammer. A gay dude loving Warhammer? NOOOOPE we can't do that honeys!

by Anonymousreply 26February 7, 2024 9:15 PM

If he did a sex scene with a man I'm sure he'd feel differently, but with a woman I'm sure he needs an "intimacy coordinator."

by Anonymousreply 27February 7, 2024 9:58 PM

I only just found this VPL bulgetastic picture of Henry…and I’m wishing he would film a sex scene with me.

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by Anonymousreply 28February 7, 2024 10:06 PM

R28 does it look circumcised in that pic? Based on the rumor.

by Anonymousreply 29February 7, 2024 10:08 PM

Kind of looks uncircumcised to me. Brits are only circumcised for medical or religious reasons. It looks fat and juicy.

by Anonymousreply 30February 7, 2024 10:10 PM

Coulda fooled me.

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by Anonymousreply 31February 8, 2024 12:14 AM

pic at R28 looks faked to me

by Anonymousreply 32February 8, 2024 1:07 AM

R23 It means you’re on the asexual spectrum. Like you enjoy it, but in the right context. Usually meaning something more substantial but not always. It can like a colorblindness to it all, or in more extreme cases a sense of repulsion at times. It can overlap with sexual orientations, so you can bi and grey ace or gay and grey ace.

by Anonymousreply 33February 8, 2024 1:15 AM

Thank you, R33.

by Anonymousreply 34February 8, 2024 1:37 AM


This may be shocking to you, but that photo was the result of a carefully-coordinated photo shoot, a cockring, viagra and a rubber dick extention/

So much work for a "pap shot" but it got him a shitload of coverage.

by Anonymousreply 35February 8, 2024 1:56 AM

Those of you who mentioned the gay face at OP weren’t kidding.

by Anonymousreply 36February 8, 2024 2:01 AM

I would be more than happy to help Mr Cavill understand sex scenes. We can practice as much as he needs to until he achieves understanding. I feel like it's my civic duty.

by Anonymousreply 37February 8, 2024 2:42 AM

And then you wonder why he’s still single.

by Anonymousreply 38February 8, 2024 2:46 AM

With this hair no one will want to have even fake sex with him.

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by Anonymousreply 39February 8, 2024 6:48 AM

The only time he's done a real sex scene was on 'The Tudors' which was the one time he showed his ass:

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by Anonymousreply 40February 8, 2024 8:28 AM

He’s as boring as dirt. He better not be the next Bond.

by Anonymousreply 41February 8, 2024 8:41 AM

He’s of the few current stars I actually find hot. I do get kind of asexual vibes from him though.

by Anonymousreply 42February 8, 2024 9:31 AM

R6 pedo alert

by Anonymousreply 43February 8, 2024 9:54 AM

R43 Femcel Frau alert

by Anonymousreply 44February 8, 2024 7:23 PM

R41 Indeed, he's becoming insufferable as fuck with his sudden "moral dliemmas". Fraus can keep him.

by Anonymousreply 45February 8, 2024 7:27 PM

He doesn’t understand that penises go inside vaginas.

by Anonymousreply 46February 8, 2024 7:49 PM

Cavill does not project sexually. Aspies can’t do this. This, ironically, is why he still has a career in film. He should not still have a career in movies based on very narrow talents, his limited, lowbrow tastes and dislike of risk, and aversion to Hollywood hobnobbing. Yet, he is still making movies for theaters.

I’ll pick an actor from his peer group who does project sexually - Theo James. Immensely sexually charismatic actor. Never broke out. Or Rege-Jean Page. Disappeared in a millisecond. Liam Hemsworth, who replaced him in Witcher. Struggled in second tier roles for years and it only getting castoffs. Armie Hammer, very sexually charismatic, was in a downward trajectory and had committed to two miniseries and a play at the time of his downfall.

Because Cavill does not project sexually, he becomes a blank canvas onto which the audience or fan can project whatever they want. He’s like the color black, absorbs all wavelengths and reflects nothing. And black goes with everything. This is the most elusive quality an actor can have - star quality.

Three of the most successful male actors in Hollywood in from the late 80s through the 2000s. Superstars. Household names. You can name them off the top of your head, one, two, three. Brunettes. Two are permanent A list, one was until a very messy downfall. All probably on the Spectrum. Not a coincidence.

by Anonymousreply 47February 8, 2024 8:08 PM

He looks like he snorted an entire tray of cookies in OP’s photo.

by Anonymousreply 48February 8, 2024 8:27 PM

I’d gladly educate him on the joys of butt sex.

by Anonymousreply 49February 8, 2024 8:44 PM

What the fuck is r47 blathering about?

by Anonymousreply 50February 9, 2024 1:19 AM

The “everybody’s an aspie/on the spectrum” troll is tiresome.

by Anonymousreply 51February 9, 2024 2:06 AM

Frauen illogic:

If he's not an obvious pussy hound then he must be asexual but NEVAH EVAH HOMOSEXUAL.

by Anonymousreply 52February 9, 2024 2:12 AM

R52, girl, you nailed it!

by Anonymousreply 53February 9, 2024 3:07 AM

Oh, one cannot like pussy but they have to be gay. What is this, 1975?

by Anonymousreply 54February 9, 2024 3:20 AM

R47 isn't Liam Hemsworth mongoloid?

by Anonymousreply 55February 9, 2024 9:46 AM

I agree with him. Sex scenes are overused. Rarely are they plot essential. It’s all about generating headlines and filling up nude screencap websites.

by Anonymousreply 56February 9, 2024 10:00 AM

I’m glad we generally get less sex scenes in things than, say, twenty years ago. I tend to feel sorry for the actors having to awkwardly pretend they’re doing the deed. Nowadays we don’t need we’d sex scenes in film and tv to titillate us. We all readily have access to actual porn of all varieties.

by Anonymousreply 57February 9, 2024 12:49 PM

R57 That’s my biggest beef with them, honestly. Why bother if it’s all phoney? There’s enough porn out there, why not just watch the real thing?

by Anonymousreply 58February 9, 2024 12:52 PM

I don't think he understands much about anything.

by Anonymousreply 59February 9, 2024 1:07 PM

Is he stupid R59?

by Anonymousreply 60February 9, 2024 1:08 PM

I like the old films where they had to figure out how to have a sex scene without having literal sex on the screen but adults knew what was going on. I was watching Fanny on you tube and the heat between Horst and Leslie is so palpable and the mother is so humiliated by finding them in bed together without they're being married. And the scene that follows with her rejecting her daughter in a fury and Caron in hysterics is very powerful.

Or the scene in The Lady Eve with Fonda and Stanwyck's shoe. I also like the scene in Palm Beach Story where Colbert accidentally steps barefoot on Rudy Vallee's face breaking his glasses which he enjoys.

Also in The Barretts of Wimpole Street where Laughton makes it known he's hot for his daughter DL icon Norma Shearer and the moment Norma realizes it. It's interesting that back then certain actor's could express heat on screen by just altering their presence. Lucky them.

by Anonymousreply 61February 9, 2024 1:19 PM

They're mostly there for titilation. I don't mind them when they're brief, but sometimes they go on for too long and don't add anything to the storyline.

They must be awkward to film, too. It's an intimate thing so to recreate that with someone you probably wouldn't want to have sex with in real life must feel weird.

by Anonymousreply 62February 9, 2024 1:20 PM

I remember how awkward and embarrassing it was as a kid when watching tv with my parents and suddenly there’s a sex scene. Never knew where to look!

by Anonymousreply 63February 9, 2024 1:43 PM

[quote]They must be awkward to film, too. It's an intimate thing so to recreate that with someone you probably wouldn't want to have sex with in real life must feel weird.

What do you mean they probably wouldn't want to have sex with each other in real life? Many of these stars are having sex off screen as we later find out and even the ones that aren't are often working with an attractive co-star.

by Anonymousreply 64February 10, 2024 8:36 AM

R64 Yes I think this happened during spiderman far from home with mysterio....

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