This movie is pure art, that provokes and inspires! Argento confirmed after the film's release that many of the sex scenes were not simulated. Contrary to my expectation, however, finding women to audition turned out to be easy: they came in great numbers, saying if sex was required, well, that was no big deal. The film centers on the happenings at an artsy sexual salon in Brooklyn, and chronicles one woman's very explicit adventures in trying to achieve orgasm. Even though they are both willing and consensual, the mix of violence and sex makes it a controversial and difficult scene. The two continue to meet up for secret rendezvous, but one day Connie finds Paul with another woman in his apartment. There are many examples of non-pornographic movies featuring unsimulated sex acts 9 Songs, Shortbus, Romance, to name a few , but few caused as much controversy as The Brown Bunny. After he leaves, he hires two female prostitutes and takes them back to an apartment. The movie attracted considerable discussion because it featured a fairly lengthy and graphic scene where actress Chloe Sevigny performed oral sex on Gallo. It broke alllll kinds of boundaries after all, Sevigny is a household name-level actress , and remains one of the most notable unsimulated moments in film. The movie premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, but wasn't exactly a critical success. And it's very, very real. Related Posts. FYI, the movie was given an R rating in the states after significant edits, so you might have trouble finding the original cut.