The sexual revolutions of the previous generations may have helped convince women that it’s ok to, you know, have sex. But despite all the years of evidence to the contrary that the Earth isn’t going to spin off its axis into the sun flinging us all into Hell now that women were emboldened sexually, that still hasn’t convinced a lot of people (men, prudes, the religious) that women should being having all the sex they want.
That’s changed, incrementally, again, with this generation, actress Alison Brie, aka everyone’s favorite Mad Men and Community cast member said in a recent interview about her new film Sleeping With Other People, in which she stars with Jason Sudekis.
She talked about the new sexual mores with Nylon:
With Trainwreck and now this movie, we’re finally seeing female protagonists who are sexually promiscuous and unapologetic about it.
I think that’s what is breathing fresh air back into the genre, because it is more current. I think people do have more sex these days. I think women are having more sex. Men and women don’t wait as long when they’re dating. There are apps like Tinder where it’s very immediate, and I think people are much more candid in the way they talk about sex.
There’s less shaming.
Women are shamed much less these days. I think there’s a lot less slut-shaming going on, which is a really great thing. I’m glad that women can be sexually independent the way that men have always been able to be. It’s refreshing to see women who are writing material that comes from the place of a modern woman, and it does feel very realistic and current.
Are these your first sex scenes?
I was drawn to the fact that there were sex scenes in this movie. And I felt very comfortable going into it. Even though it was a first for me, having a female director and someone who’s in tune with not exploiting the female body, made me feel extra confident and comfortable doing intimate scenes. I dunno, it’s like a next step up from a kissing scene, and I’ve done many. It is a very vulnerable thing to expose your “O” face. You kind of have to just go for it.
Read the rest here. And go have sex with whoever you want wherever.