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NotPorn is the Sex-in-Film podcast where long-time friends, Lyra & Laura, discuss sexuality in mainstream film and television (i.e. not porn.) The discussions are frank, casual and explicit. When discussing specific movies and shows, major plot points may end up being revealed. The entire podcast should be considered SPOILER territory. Each episode description lists the titles involved, in order to give fair warning.




Ep. 028: Rom Coms

In this episode we discuss the sex-adjacent genre of Romantic Comedies. Spoilers abound.

Duration: 01:17:17

Ep. 027: Fifty Shades Fuckier

In this episode we discuss the film 'Fifty Shades Darker'.

Duration: 00:39:20

Bonus Episode: Now Hear This Podcast Festival Recap

Wherein Lyra tells the tale of her trip down to Anaheim, CA for the first annual Now Hear This Podcast Festival.

Duration: 00:58:32

Ep. 025: The Return (of the Sex Scene)

In this episode we return from hiatus with a discussion of sex scenes we return to, as well as the return of the sex scene in current entertainment.

Duration: 00:56:17

Ep. 024: Sex in Horror Television - Part II

In this episode, part two of two, Becky and I continue to discuss the sexy side of horror-themed television.

Duration: 00:26:21

Ep. 023: Sex in Horror Television - Part I

This episode is a little different. Due to schedule conflicts, our podcast is going to be slightly restructuring over the next couple months. We're not entirely sure what the endgame will be, as we're still brainstorming how to make things work, so expect some changes here and there. In this episode, which ended up being split into two parts, I'm joined by my good friend, and guest host, Becky. Together we discuss the sexy side of horror-themed television.

Duration: 00:42:23

Ep. 022: Erotic Thrillers - Basic Instinct & Color of Night

In this episode we break into the massive sex-in-film topic that is "Erotic Thrillers". We're starting with a couple of genre classics, Basic Instinct (1992) and Color Of Night (1994).

Duration: 00:41:43

Ep. 021: S's & M's, Doms & Subs - Secretary & Venus in Fur

In this episode we take our first dedicated look at films depicting S&M, Dom/Sub relationships. Sure, we've discussed Fifty Shades in the past... but honestly, that doesn't even feel like it counts. This time we're discussing Secretary (2002) and Venus In Fur (2014).

Duration: 00:31:46

Ep. 020: Fake It 'Til Ya Wank It - Masturbation in Movies

In this episode we have a free-form discussion about mainstream film portrayals of masturbation. It’s beginning to feel as though girls get all the fun in this category and we’ve got some feelings on the matter! Also, apparently, some fairly sizable holes in our memories of cinematic wank-offs.

Duration: 00:39:56

Ep. 019: Coming of Age - Ladies Edition

In this episode we explore a girl’s perspective on coming of age, as portrayed by the movies The Lover (1992) and Stealing Beauty (1996).

Duration: 00:44:03

Ep. 018: Sex Scene List Review - Popsugar

In this episode we discuss Popsugar's list of 'The 29 Steamiest Movie Sex Scenes of All Time'. So many pop culture outlets like to throw their opinions out into the sex-in-film ring, that we've decided to review their lists ourselves... Popsugar is up first!

Duration: 00:46:10

Ep. 017: Creature Feature, or Where'd All The 'Real' People Go?!

In this episode we discuss the fascinatingly common phenomenon of people being attracted to non-human, human-obscured and cartoon characters. It’s true that this topic ends up branching into comics a bit as well, but we figured with as many comic book related movies and shows out these days, you’d forgive the inclusion. And it's relevent, we swear! We’ve got all sorts of personal examples to share... from movies, television and the comic book world, so let’s get on with gettin' weird!

Duration: 00:48:55

Ep. 016: Foreign Films - Poland

In this episode we begin our ongoing exploration of sexy films from other countries. This time around, Poland! Movies discussed: Shameless (2012) and Floating Skyscrapers (2013)

Duration: 00:40:04

Ep. 015: Trainwreck

In this episode we discuss Trainwreck (2015) written by and starring Amy Schumer and directed by Judd Apatow. We said we’d do it, and we have. Also mentioned, What’s Your Number (2011)

Duration: 00:35:18

Ep. 014: Guy on Guy - Jeffrey & Weekend

In this episode we take our first look at guy-on-guy offerings with these couple of flicks... Jeffrey (1995) & Weekend (2011).

Duration: 00:41:03

Ep. 013: Friends with Benefits

In this episode we discuss the concept of 'friends with benefits' as portrayed in the 2011 films Friends With Benefits and No Strings Attached.

Duration: 00:47:35

Ep. 012: Girl on Girl - Bound & Blue is the Warmest Color

In this episode we tackle our first pair of girl-on-girl films, Bound (1996) and Blue is the Warmest Color (2013).

Duration: 00:44:18

Ep. 011: Series Spotlight - Game of Thrones

In this episode we take a look at the sex and sexiness depicted in everyone’s favorite blood-soaked fantasy epic, Game of Thrones. Winter is coming, and so are the spoilers… It is known.

Duration: 00:49:47

Ep. 010: Kiss and Tell

In this episode we discuss the screen kiss... when it works, when it doesn't... iconic movie kisses we agree and disagree on... all sorts of aspects of the cinematic snog.

Duration: 00:46:24

Ep. 009: Sex in Sci-Fi, Vol. IV - Future Sex

In this episode we discuss the ways in which Sci-Fi often portrays sex in the future. Virtual reality? Self-Esteem in a pill? Too advanced for sex? Not sure we like where this is heading… Movies Discussed: Zardoz (1974), Barbarella (1968), Supernova (2000), Strange Days (1995) Also Mentioned: CQ (2001), Modesty Blaise (1966), Demolition Man (1993), Cocoon (1985), Lawnmower Man (1992)

Duration: 00:59:49

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