Food has long played a prominent role on the big screen, and much like any seasoned actor, sometimes it has found itself in steamier situations. Here, just in time for the most love-focused holiday of them all, a peek at some of our favorite sexy food scenes.
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
Linda (Phoebe Cates) schools Stacy (Jennifer Jason Leigh) in blow-job techniques over lunch in the cafeteria using, what else, a carrot.
Tom Jones (1963)
A baby-faced Albert Finney and Joyce Redman engage in a silent seduction from across the dinner table at a country inn using food (chicken legs, pears, oysters) as their props.
Food and love are intertwined from beginning to end in this so-called ramen Western as in this scene where an intact yolk is lustily slid from mouth to mouth until the climax when it breaks and runs down her chin. Tampopo‘s oyster scene is a close second for sexiness.
I Am Love (2009)
There is a lot to love about this film: the exquisitely beautiful Italian setting, the magnificent Tilda Swinton (and her equally magnificent wardrobe), and, oh, oh, the food. So ecstatic is Tilda’s character Emma’s reaction to this dish of prawns and ratatouille that the actress herself has called it prawn-ography.
9 1/2 Weeks (1986)
Perhaps the most famous sexy food scene of them all involving Kim Basinger, Mickey Rourke, and a fridge full of possibilities.
Like Water for Chocolate (1992)
Tita expresses her passion for Pedro through food, specifically a voluptuous quail with rose petal sauce, and its effects are felt by everyone who eats it, especially her sister Gertrudis whose orgasmic reaction would set their bathroom on fire.
American Pie (1999)
Wherein Jim fornicates in his family kitchen with a warm apple pie. Ah, that teenage curiosity.
Hot Shots! (1991)
The Top Gun spoof makes fun of 9 1/2 weeks in this scene where Ramada (Valeria Golino) finds herself so in heat that Topper (Charlie Sheen) is able to fry up a full breakfast on her belly.
Just your average fancy dinner out with a little lobster fellatio and some under-the-table footsie.
Seinfeld, “The Blood” (1997)
Everyone remembers Meg Ryan feigning an orgasm over a tuna sandwich in When Harry Met Sally, but what about when George Costanza tried to bring food into the bedroom and flew too close to the sun on the wings of pastrami.