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Unexpected Bloopers During Love Scenes

We live in an era where the making of love scenes in movies is pretty serious, largely for the benefit of the actors involved. The awareness and employment of intimacy coordinators on film sets have increased in recent years to ensure that all participants are safe and comfortable. In the past, of course, these priorities were the same, but Hollywood recently has adopted stricter practices to ensure that sex scenes are performed and filmed in a controlled environment. As it turns out, some actors feel so comfortable performing these sex scenes that they inadvertently become a perfect environment — lying naked next to a co-star — to crack a joke or flub a line. In many sex scene bloopers from major movies, on-screen chemistry led to real-world hijinks.

Ranging from the most intimate and serious moments to raunchy and comedic gags, a surprising number of bloopers have come from filming sex scenes. These clips are some of the funniest and most unexpected bloopers during love scenes in movies and TV — and in case you were wondering, yes, these videos are NSFW, so watch the clips at your own discretion.

Get Hard

The title of the 2015 Will Ferrell comedy "Get Hard" is already a pretty obvious euphemism. This is the type of suggestive phrase that adults use to talk about sex when one shouldn't be talking about sex. Or sometimes it is used to tease about events to come, like in this improvised session between two all-star comedians. Which is to say that this scene in "Get Hard" is strange because two people actually engaged in the act are still using those sex-hinting metaphorical phrases.

But the people here are skilled comic actors Alison Brie and Will Ferrell, so their improvised double entendres in this sequence are completely ridiculous. They make themselves laugh with their talk about planting "flags" where they shouldn't and securing all the proper "permits" ... if you know what they mean. At a certain point in the blooper reel, we don't even think the actors knew what they meant anymore.

All About Steve

"All About Steve" earned some of the worst reviews its leads Sandra Bullock and Bradley Cooper have ever seen. And for good reason — the very premise is too problematic for the good intentions of the movie to untangle itself from. "All About Steve" is a comedy about stalking, from the point of view of a woman aggressively stalking an uninterested suitor. The socially awkward Mary (Bullock) is romantically attracted to Steve (Cooper) and will stop at nothing in her unrelenting pursuit of this affection. After their first date, the two are flirting in his car — or at least, Mary thinks they are — and Mary throws herself on top of Steve in the driver's seat.

The encounter doesn't go as planned, and it went wrong for the actors, too; in multiple takes the two can be seen breaking down into laughter as the backseat lovemaking gets more intense. In one take of the scene, Bullock went after Cooper a little too hard and smacked him in the face, causing the actor to stop the scene to grope at his pained face.

American Pie

Of all the pairings over the course of the "American Pie" saga, like Finch (Eddie Kaye Thomas) and Stifler's mom (Jennifer Coolidge), the most memorable has got to be Jim (Jason Biggs) and the apple pie to which the title of the series refers. After hearing from a friend that the texture of a freshly baked apple pie would be great practice for the real thing, he decides to do the unthinkable. Listen, a lot of things about these movies haven't aged well, but the humor that comes from the sheer awkwardness of watching Jason Biggs try to insert himself into a warm apple pie still hits on unparalleled levels of cringe.

While Jim was dead serious in his aspirations to score with the pie, Biggs had to be the guy to bring that scene to life, and he understandably saw the humor in the whole thing. The actor couldn't make it through what looked to be the early takes of the scene and broke down into laughter in these bloopers. At the time, the situation was likely too absurd for Biggs to realize this would end up being the most famous (and infamous) scene of his entire career.


It's standard romantic comedy playbook stuff that before the protagonist can get together with their One True Love, they have to ditch the Total Jerk That Isn't Right For Them. But that doesn't always mean the jerk doesn't have his charms. For example, at the beginning of "Bridesmaids," Annie (Kristen Wiig) is dating a self-serving blockhead named Ted (Jon Hamm). One of the points that tips off the audience to the loveless nature of this relationship is the stale lovemaking. Only, these two funny actors couldn't even make it through that without laughing.

There are a few scenes of passionless sex between Annie and Ted, although the bloopers captured during those scenes tell a different story. On the set, Wiig and Hamm had a grand old partially-clothed time with each other by turning the whole situation into an elaborate football joke. Equipped with funny voices and excellent improv skills, these two have a chemistry their characters never were supposed to.

Sex Tape

2014's adult-oriented rom-com "Sex Tape" was actually the first nude scene for the then 41-year-old Cameron Diaz. During the scene, Diaz and co-star Jason Segal lay at least partially naked on a cold, hard kitchen floor while a huge film crew sets up for another take.

In the blooper, you can only see the legs of the actors but you can loudly hear Diaz proclaim, "There's nothing sexy about this at all." Later, you hear Segal's giggle — "I'll take that as a compliment," he says — as the two laugh through the awkward silence on set as the crew prepares the next shot.

One outtake can't tell you everything, but Diaz's outburst shows there is a cold, absurd reality of what it's really like to film a love scene for a Hollywood film. It's not glamorous, it's not romantic, and it's certainly not sexy. Granted, those also happen to be the themes of the movie about a likable but naive married couple who decides to make a sex tape.

About Time

The classic 1998 rom-com "There's Something About Mary" features one of the most famous (and cringe-inducing scenes) in movie history — at least for male viewers. Teenage Ted (Ben Stiller) pulls up his zipper ... and gets his junk caught up in it by accident. It was staged, of course, because no actor should have to suffer quite that much for the sake of art. However, on the set of the science fiction-tinged romance "About Time," Rachel McAdams nearly made this nightmare a reality for co-star Domhnall Gleeson.

While filming an intimate scene where McAdams is supposed to zip (or unzip, it's not quite clear out of context) Gleeson's pants zipper to get things moving along. However, during the unused take that we see in the bloopers, she was a little too quick with her zipper hand, which almost led to tragedy. Gleeson jumps up shocked, before reassuring everyone that he was fine, having just narrowly avoided being ensnared in the worst way.

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

Ron Burgundy is the archetype of 1970s masculinity. With his macho attitude and huge mustache, the "Anchorman" main character is a hotshot who loves the ladies and thinks pretty highly of himself. He's also a guy who's not afraid to be a little wild in the bedroom. Will Ferrell plays this up in typical over-the-top fashion for the comedic actor. In one love scene, however, Ferrell seemed to surprise co-star Christina Applegate with his character work.

For Ferrell and Applegate, this means a love scene full of lip-biting, licking, tongue-fighting, and making weird groaning noises. Each matches the other as they ante up the weirdness until they both simultaneously break down into laughter. The bloopers as well as the scene are a man-child's idea of making love — a perfect fit for Ron Burgundy.

In the following blooper, we cut to after their encounter, when Ferrell is giving Applegate a drink from a coffee cup. Her laughing eventually causes her to spit up the liquid, which in turn causes Ferrell to break character.


The build-up to the physical act of love is just as important as the act itself. That make-it-or-break-it time was hilariously explored in "Wanderlust," the 2012 comedy starring Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston. Rudd plays George alongside Aniston as his wife, Linda, in a comedy about a couple of underemployed Manhattanites who join a free-love hippie commune.

In this heavenly free space, it's "okay" if George wants to hook up with Eva (Malin Akerman) and his wife "can't" get angry about it. It's still a difficult situation for the awkward guy to navigate. George is nervous and panicky as he prepares to get it on with Eva all and starts listing all supposedly sexy things he wants to do, some of which make sense but are awkwardly delivered ("I'm gonna get up on your bones"), but most of his come-ons don't make sense and are also awkwardly delivered ("I'm gonna slap you in the eye"). In the section of bloopers for this scene, neither Rudd nor Akerman could go for more than a line or two without laughing at themself or the other performer.


The Merc with a Mouth is the role that Ryan Reynolds was born to play. The actor is somehow even funnier, self-aware, and more self-deprecating than Wade Wilson and his alter ego, which must have made working alongside him every day on the set of "Deadpool" a constant struggle to not descend into hysterics. Judging from the movie's boisterous blooper reel, not even a consummate professional like Morena Baccarin, whom audiences would have recognized from her roles in "Homeland" and "Firefly," could keep it together.

Reynolds doesn't make it easy, with his wisecracks continuing between takes. As long as the costume stayed on (or off, rather, in the case of this love scene), he kept his scene partners laughing all the time. That meant that yes, even while filming their love scenes, he's still spitting jokes — especially if that love scene involves Wade and his wife experimenting with anal sex.

Friends with Benefits

These days, the Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake romantic comedy "Friends with Benefits" is most notable for coming out in the same year and having nearly the exact same plot as the Natalie Portman-Ashton Kutcher film "No Strings Attached." In the former of these 2011 rom-coms, Kunis and Timberlake play young, attractive people who try to engage in a purely physical relationship with no emotional or romantic entanglements. As we all know, that type of thing is doomed to fail in a movie such as this. They keep things physical for a while, but the characters inevitably fall in love with each other. Being the young, attractive people they are, they get to see each other's vulnerable sides in bed.

This is truer behind the scenes, where Timberlake is especially loose. In the outtake of one "Friends with Benefits" love scene, he wraps the bed sheets around his head like a Jedi robe and does his best impression of Obi-Wan Kenobi, promising to use the Force to "pleasure" Kunis' character. Later, with his head under the sheets, Timberlake goes on and on about how men get hurt during these type of encounters and how ridiculous it seems to him to have his head buried under the sheets. Throughout it all, Kunis cannot stop laughing.

Old School

Will Ferrell does whatever it takes to get a laugh, an acting skill he proved with his breakthrough movie role as Frank the Tank in "Old School." The film showcases an early version of the archetypal Ferrell overgrown man-child character — a guy in his thirties who falls back into the anything-goes world of college fraternity life, Frank is up for absolutely anything if it means getting his or sticking it to the man. This applies to his overall horndoggery and sexual ambition as well.

Combine Frank's gonzo instincts with Ferrell's and what results is this blooper of Ferrell seriously insistent on putting the movies on a doll. He goes for the make-out so hard that both he and the doll topple off the desk where they are "making love" and fall onto the floor. This destructive surprise is a testament to just how much Ferrell committed to the bit in his prime.

A Lot Like Love

In the mid-2000s, Ashton Kutcher was a go-to leading man for romantic comedies. See the previously mentioned 2011 rom-com "No Strings Attached" — which came after his heights as a rom-com star in films such as "Just Married," "My Boss's Daughter," and "What Happens in Vegas." One of the less-remembered entries of Kutcher's run was 2005's "A Lot Like Love," in which Kutcher and Amanda Peet played two good-looking people who slowly fall for each other. It's an innocuous premise, and its genuinely tame and predictable execution doesn't do anything to spice that up. The actors, however, brought their own spice to it, since some of the outtakes are a bit more ribald than you might expect from this PG-13 comedy.

One blooper comes filming an outdoor nude scene where Kutcher is standing in front of a car and Peet has disappeared off-screen beneath him, if you catch our drift. Kutcher mimes the sex acts while Peet gives a humorous fake moan, leading Kutcher to break and quip out of character that he doesn't need a "fluffer." For the innocent among us, that profession is of a person on the set of an adult film who keeps male performers ready to go during breaks from the scene. It's a bit of an R-rated joke for the audience "A Lot Like Love" was going for.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Jason Segel wrote the screenplay for "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" about overcoming a devastating breakup. It's mostly a movie about a guy who isn't seeing much action in the bedroom — which makes the love scenes in "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" a long-awaited, and hilarious, treat. When Peter (Segal) eventually gets back together with the titular Sarah Marshall (Kristen Bell) and the two rekindle their love for one another they try to hook up, which leads to a series of plot-relevant failures in the bedroom.

In this outtake, Segel and Bell are in the middle of foreplay during one of their sex scenes, communicating their wants and needs to each other as lovers do. However, Segel can't get through his lines without giggling. Bell isn't making it easy for him to regain his composure, though. Grasping onto his nipples, the next words out of her mouth are "I can milk ya." The way Bell delivers the line, not even the best comedic actor in the world would be able to keep their composure.

Ali G Indahouse

For years after the release of "Borat," many Americans only knew actor and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen for playing the Kazakhstani documentarian. But in 2002, a couple of years before "Borat" blew up, Baron Cohen made a film for an overseas audience based on his first original character, wannabe gangster Ali G, from "Da Ali G Show." Unlike the improvised mockumentary style of the "Borat" and "Bruno," "Ali G Indahouse" followed a more traditional fiction film format, allowing for scenes that needed to be repeated across multiple takes. Naturally, with the talent involved, "Ali G Indahouse" has bloopers galore.

One such scene is absurd, but we will count it here since there is lovemaking happening. Ali G is not engaging in it, though, as he sits on the bed while two actresses get things started under a blanket behind him. In classic degenerate fashion, Baron Cohen sticks a ball in his crotch, and he calls a dog named Tupac up onto the bed. The dog, as dogs are wont to do, immediately goes for the ball. Or, rather, the balls. After getting up and grasping at his privates, Baron Cohen loses his composure as do the actresses under the covers.


In "Neighbors," Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne play a couple struggling trying to find time for intimacy and reclaim what's left of their youth following the birth of their baby. In one scene, Rogen and Byrne's characters are supposed to be stealing a moment for themselves ... only to realize that the baby is watching them do it. That's a lot of pressure to perform, we admit, and not even the actors could do the task right on the first try. Being stared at by a grinning infant tends to completely unnerve anyone, even if it's for a movie.

In the outtake, Byrne and Rogen can't keep their composure or even a straight face. While Rogen sits naked in a chair, Byrne sits on top of him wearing a dress. Rogen is facing the child, and you can tell this is really taking his mojo away. He even takes a beat to wonder out loud if all their fake humping will have lasting psychological damage on their tiny co-star.

A Million Ways to Die in the West

Giovanni Ribisi admirably tried to lighten the mood during a tender scene for Seth McFarlane's western parody "A Million Ways to Die in the West." Opposite Sarah Silverman, Ribisi played one half of a couple practicing abstinence who inevitably is tempted to have sex before marriage. In this scene, Ribisi is lying in the bed while Silverman stands above him ready to join in. Both actors are showing off nothing at all their not-at-all-revealing, period-appropriate underwear.

While the actor is all over the gag reel with crack-ups of all sorts, this Ribisi scene in particular made the blooper reel due to a bit of well-executed improvised physical comedy. Sadly, this bit didn't make it into the final cut of the film. In one continuous action, Ribisi flips over onto his side, strikes a "sexy" pose, and lightly touches his bedside reading material. And no, that's not a euphemism. The actor delicately caresses the pages of the open book on the bedside table.

The 40-Year-Old Virgin

Before his TV and film career took off circa 2005, Steve Carell had an extensive improv background. To this day, he can be funny or spontaneous on the spot while also staying completely in character. This talent has led to some great bloopers that have endeared us to Carrell over the years, be they on the set of "The Office" or in one of his many films. But one outtake from the Judd Apatow comedy "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" was so ridiculous that even Carell couldn't keep a straight face.

In a blooper from a sex scene from Carrell's breakthrough comedy, the young comedic actor can't stop making co-star Catherine Keener break out in hysterics. As the two are rolling around in bed after Keener's character has deflowered Carrell's, he suggests they go again. "One more time for good luck," Carrell shouts, on the verge of breaking, before Keener's infectious laughter causes him to finally break from character as well.


Starz's fantasy drama set primarily in 18th-century Scotland offers something for everyone: political intrigue, beautiful cinematography, steamy romance, and ... even more steamy romance. The show has love scenes galore. The main pairing is between 20th-century transplant Claire (Caitríona Balfe) and debonair warrior Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan). This sexual chemistry is there from the start, and needless to say, the show wouldn't work without it. Even when the two characters marry out of necessity and haven't yet fallen in love, their futures are intertwined.

Even in the early episodes of "Outlander," Balfe and Heughan have clearly developed a casual ease with one another. If the Season 1 outtakes are to be believed, these two have reached the ascendant point where filming these bedroom moments is more silly than awkward. In a moment of pure character-driven inspiration, Heughan accidentally spits on Balfe. Immediately embarrassed, all Balfe can do is erupt into laughter.


At the start of the Amy Schumer comedy "Trainwreck," Schumer's character Amy is a shallow party girl who will eventually learn the error of her ways and her friends will forgive her, yada yada yada. First, she has to break up with the bad boyfriend — in this case, it's the dirtbag gym rat Steven (John Cena).

In "Trainwreck," Cena plays a very attentive lover to Schumer's character, but neither performer can get serious, even for a second. During one bedroom scene blooper, Cena tries to stay in character during the love-making. After talking about his workout and suggesting a couple of activities for a bit too long, Schumer jokingly threatens him. The two continue to adlib, in a seeming attempt to make each other only laugh harder ... all while pretending to have sex. Very little of it makes much sense, like when Schumer tells Cena to "do the Mandarin thing" and Cena tells her it's not a Mandarin situation. And then he starts speaking Mandarin. The whole thing is simply too much.

Red, White & Royal Blue

Amazon Prime's royal queer rom-com "Red, White & Royal Blue" has its fair share of crowd-pleasing steamy scenes. When the son of the United States president (Taylor Zakhar Perez) falls in love with a British Prince (Nicholas Galitzine), there is sure to be forbidden love. And where there is love, well, other things follow.

During a particularly energetic affair, Prince Henry embraces his secret lover, Alex, and the two begin to kiss passionately. The two are supposed to throw themselves down onto a chair to continue getting things moving, but in this outtake Galitzine throws himself at his co-star a bit too hard, and both of the men topple the chair over. They collapse laughing. In another blooper, Perez is kissing Galitizine on the neck and blows a raspberry on his neck. The take ruined, the two actors burst into laughter there on the royal bed.

Spring Breakers

Harmony Korine's most notorious film is an odyssey of guns, drugs, and sex. "Spring Breakers" follows a group of college girls who get wrapped up in the high-octane life of rapper Alien (James Franco) one fated spring break.

Since many of the scenes in Alien's room take place right before or after sex, either shown or suggested, you can count many of the outtakes where Franco is improvising and going off here. Considering he's mostly naked or in bed for all of these, we'll count them. In one blooper, the two lead actresses — the director's daughter, Rachel Korine, and co-star Vanessa Hudgins — dance in the background while Franco drinks from a bottle. There is supposed to be a tight sexual chemistry as these two women flirt and grind, but in the outtake they simply break out into giggles as they twirl each other around. "Spring Breakers" can be a bleak viewing experience, so at least someone had fun making it.