My friend who loves opera said that the operas now have the biggest stars in barely any clothing and even Anna Netrebko (see image), a gorgeous soprano, maybe the hottest name in opera right now, might as well be having sex during Puccini or Mozart or whatever opera she's in.... "They put her in see-through clothes and she and the male leads do all but actual penetration on stage......"WHY?, " my friend asks, "...when Puccini would roll in his grave, that's not in the opera! Does the music suddenly not hold up enough that they have to do this?"
A lovely, very with-it friend of mine saw THE BLACK SWAN with her new beau.........she said she was almost unbearably miserable watching the girl masturbate very, very realistically in her bed, with her mother watching.......but when the highly explicit drugs/alcohol lesbian scene happened, the new beau said "You're uncomfortable, you want to leave?" (He gained major points with her for having done that). They did leave. As did a few others around them in the theater.
These are only a few examples, aren't they...you know so many more.
Why mess with Westside Story or Puccini? Remember The Quiet Man, where they're standing drenched in rain, very close to each other, and nothing happens, but your pulse is racing because of the amazing raw sexuality of the scene? Wonderful stuff! Remember films where they kiss and the door closes and you know what's going on and it's so exciting, never to be turned into dull disappointment in having to see the actual act which, let's face it, isn't ever QUITE as good as if YOU were doing it? (Smile!)
Can we ever go back to original stories, respectful of the audience, great sex scenes only in our imaginations, which is SO much more wonderful?