How do sex scenes work?
Intimacy coordinator Ita O'Brien says before she came along a director would often send the actors off on their own to figure out their own boundaries.
Now, Ita has created a set of guidelines that she says makes the sex scenes filmed today, even steamier and more realistic.
Today, we learn how to choreograph a sex scene so that every angle, every touch and every emotion is as beautifully rehearsed as any battle.
The role of the intimacy coordinator has become more important in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein allegations and the broader #MeToo movement. Ita O'Brien works on the set of a short film, Keep Breathing, breaking down the choreography of a sex scene to ensure the wellbeing of the actors and create a clear language and process.