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clutching the pearls: the 4 sexiest scenes in black movie history

she hate me

**in reverse order**

4. alex guerrero (dania ramirez) and fatima goodrich (kerry washington) in “she hate me”

forget about the fact that the movie went in more directions than pee with a bad prostate. instead, lets remember the surprisingly spontaneous electric sexual energy on screen as two of hollywood’s bangingest women mounted each other in the kitchen, a scene making me wish i died and was reincarnated as one of dania ramirez’s hands.

i definitely didn’t see that one coming, and, well, i just filled my double entendre quota for the day

3. ezekiel “easy” rawlins (denzel washington) and coretta james (lisa nicole carson) in “devil in a blue dress”



makes the cut for three reasons:

—if you asked every black american women and every black american man in 1995 which actor/actress they’d most like to f*ck, denzel and brickhouse thick lisa nicole would have easily had the most votes

—the sheer sexual audacious of coretta riding easy into submission while her husband was sleeping on the couch five freaking feet away!!!

—six words: sweaty-ass fully clothed chair sex

2. tommy (dmx) and kisha (taral hicks) in “belly”

***click here. nsfw (not safe for work)***

—even though the scene only lasted about ten seconds, dmx’s tommy broke innocent ass taral hicks chocolately back in such an intensely animalistic way that i bet at least 231 of the women reading this list today will get tingles down there just thinking about it. liz might even squirt

1. lyric (jada pinkett smith) and jason alexander (allen payne) in “jason’s lyric”

***click here. dpawuyawtgf (don’t play at work unless your ass wants to get fired)***

although black cinema isn’t particularly known for its sex scenes, jason and lyric’s surprisingly explicit romp in the dandelions and sh*t is definitely one of the all-time best, regardless of genre.

in fact, this scene is so intense and realistic that will smith bars any and all memorabilia from the movie in his house and apparently threw his weight around hollywood to make sure allen payne never got another good gig¹.

although i know i’m right, i’m sure most of you will disagree.

any amendments?

¹there’s a 54% chance that i’m lying.

—the champ

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Damon Young

Damon Young is the editor-in-chief of VSB. He is also a contributing editor for EBONY.com. He resides in Pittsburgh, and he really likes pancakes.

  • http://singlesisterspeak.wordpress.com Jac

    Nice four…not at all what I would’ve expected…

    I can’t think of any amendments so I’m going to read up on what the others say!

    • http://www.myspace.com/thagrindaholic BLUNTBLAZER

      @Jac,
      …….*raises hand*…….umm jasons lyric fuq boney jada whata bout treach bonin that thick ash chick with the braids?*sits down*

      • shay_d_lady

        @BLUNTBLAZER, you talkin bout when they were in the alley? LOL

        • http://www.myspace.com/thagrindaholic BLUNTBLAZER

          @shay_d_lady,
          yesumm

          • http://pursuitofpleasure.wordpress.com Jac

            @BLUNTBLAZER,

            See…yall nastier than I am…LOL

      • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

        @BLUNTBLAZER,

        whata bout treach bonin that thick ash chick with the braids?*

        honorable mention because i didnt wanna have the same actress (lisa nicole carson) on the list twice

        • K to the…

          @The Champ,

          dang, I forgot, that was her getting down in the alley.

      • Peysonic Temple

        @BLUNTBLAZER, that chick is schizophrenic now and she was on ER back in the day. I think…

        • WuDaMan

          @Peysonic Temple,

          Lonely teardrop. she’s a baaaaad biddie

          • http://www.myspace.com/thagrindaholic BLUNTBLAZER

            @WuDaMan,
            yea id still bang she was fyyyyyyyyyne

  • http://brandonsaintrandy.wordpress.com Brandon St. Randy

    #5 Byron Long and Cherokee D’Ass in Booty Talk Vol. 912. Or if you’re old school like me, Jake Steed and Tabitha in….well hell, I don’t know what movie it was, but I got it on my hard drive if you want me to send it to you.

    • http://singlesisterspeak.wordpress.com Jac

      @Brandon St. Randy,

      Jake Steed got me addicted to pron @ a very early age…I watched tons and tons of DVDs

      • shay_d_lady

        @Jac, LOL the first porno I ever watched was with Vanessa Del Rio.. I looked her up after I heard her mentioned in Digital Undergrounds freaks of the industry and I didnt catch the reference….
        plus my friends said she was Debbie Allen and Phylicia Rashad’s sister….
        LMAO

        • http://pursuitofpleasure.wordpress.com Jac

          @shay_d_lady,

          Girl…i love pron…it’s like an addiction i need it…

        • ElleBella_ATL_Playa

          @shay_d_lady,

          I have heard that for years and that was my first too, for the very same reasons!!! Yay!

        • Lady I

          @shay_d_lady,

          Her book is selling on amazon for $560!!!

          http://www.amazon.com/Vanessa-Fifty-Slightly-Slutty-Behavior/dp/3822822302

      • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

        @Jac,

        Jake Steed got me addicted to pron @ a very early age…I watched tons and tons of DVDs

        you were watching dvds? lol, when “freaks, hoes, and flows” was popular, i was still watching tapes.

        • http://pursuitofpleasure.wordpress.com Jac

          @The Champ,

          Mhmmm….someone had made them bootlegged for a family member and I raided the collection :D

          And I wanna say…we only had one DVD player now we have like 10…sad…

    • miss t-lee

      @Brandon St. Randy,
      I was waiting to see how long it would take for the pron references. to pop out. (pun intended)
      *adds this one to the list of ones to watch*

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

      @Brandon St. Randy,

      you know, i actually met cherokee a couple years ago. apparently she was on a prohomotional tour and she was in the shoe store next to my barbershop, signing calenders. she’s much smaller in person than i thought she’d be.

      • Miss Patterson

        @The Champ, pro-homo-tional?
        is that a typo, Champ? or were you being witty? I’m not sure, since I don’t know who cherokee is.
        vsb: where curiosity usually leads to innocently googling a pron star, at work.

        • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

          @Miss Patterson,

          lol. what do you think?

    • http://blkbond.blogspot.com BlkBond

      @Brandon St. Randy,

      I was on those Ron Hightower movies “My Baby Got Back”. Before that, I picked up intial cues from Tom Byron and Sean Michaels. I watch Justin Slayer now, he’s consistent, the women are amateurs/borderline professional which makes it more authentic, and it’s just good porn….

      Bond.

      • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

        @BlkBond,

        it’s just good porn

        definitely a t-shirt

  • http://thismayconcernyou.com thismayconcernyou

    I move that we add the scene from Love Jones between between Darius & Nina if not for anything but the mellosmooth mix of “Sumthin Sumthin” getting me mad play in college …

    Is there a second?

    • Miss Patterson

      @thismayconcernyou, JINX! well kind of…i hadn’t read your comment yet.

    • http://www.sistersoundoff.blogspot.com Cheekie

      @thismayconcernyou,

      Double jinx…lol

      • http://thismayconcernyou.com thismayconcernyou

        @Cheekie @Miss Patterson, yeah, yeah … lol … y’all cool … It’s one that sticks, though … y’all know.

    • TLC

      @thismayconcernyou,

      I SO was going to mention this!!!…lol!!!!

    • http://stickwithyocat.blogspot.com/ V.E.G.

      @thismayconcernyou,

      You get my vote.

    • http://www.myspace.com/thagrindaholic BLUNTBLAZER

      @thismayconcernyou,
      u aint gotta say to much – that made the panties loose

      • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

        @BLUNTBLAZER,

        “u aint gotta say to much – that made the panties loose”

        saying this to another guy: 81.6 percent gay

        • http://www.sistersoundoff.blogspot.com Cheekie

          @The Champ,

          And it comes across as saying it made HIS panties loose.

          lmfao…I love how the gay scale is continuing throughout forever on VSB.

          • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

            @Cheekie,

            lmfao…I love how the gay scale is continuing throughout forever on VSB.

            vsb.com: where jokes are run into the ground like septic tanks

        • http://www.myspace.com/thagrindaholic BLUNTBLAZER

          @The Champ,
          huh im talkin bout tha song you play that around some breezys panties get so loose they fall. champ u reachin dogg like smokey say “naw, naw i aint wit that funny shii”

  • Miss Patterson

    shoooot. i still remember that scene from jason’s lyric, vividly. and i saw that more than a decade ago. d@mn. i need to fan myself. good job. i can’t think of any others.

    what about the love jones sex scene? that was kind of steamy. when they were lying there in separate rooms and each of them got all hot and bothered and then larenz tate went upstairs.

    oh and um….any slightly s3xual scene with idris on the wire made me pant a little. i remember specifically one scene where he gave donette this juicy a$$ kiss and then picked her up around his waist.

    is it hot in here? anyway, that’s all i got.

    • http://www.sistersoundoff.blogspot.com Cheekie

      @Miss Patterson,

      “oh and um….any slightly s3xual scene with idris on the wire made me pant a little. i remember specifically one scene where he gave donette this juicy a$$ kiss and then picked her up around his waist.”

      That gave me shivers upon first seeing that scene and it still does upon mention. When that husky velvet voice said D’Angelo didn’t know what he was missing and the hot gaze he gave her?! Every red AND blue blooded woman wanted to be on the receiving end of that look. DAYUM. *fans self like crazy*

      I need to go to sleep…lol

      • Miss Patterson

        @Cheekie, i’m taking myself to bed too. i can’t read stuff like this before my nightly prayers. :)

        • http://www.myspace.com/thagrindaholic BLUNTBLAZER

          @Miss Patterson, lol

    • overitinNYC

      @Miss Patterson, and idris just slowly unzipped her sweater? JBANAWIE! I aint neva telling yall what means lol, its between me and BBJ.

      I was going too add Love Jones, I totally had a crush on Larenz Tate since Menace II Society (don’t judge me) and Love Jones.

      • Miss Patterson

        @overitinNYC, why you all up on my man, girl? i told you to chill on your daydreaming about idris. this has got to stop or you can’t watch my box sets no mo’!

      • http://www.sistersoundoff.blogspot.com Cheekie

        @overitinNYC,

        That zipper shot was so dope, they had to add it in the opening credits of that season. The zipper experienced the Big O, just from him sliding it down. lmao

    • Omar

      @Miss Patterson,

      Honorable mention: Lisa Nicole Carson and Treach on the side of the house in Jason’s Lyric.

      • Miss Patterson

        @Omar, “spontaneous get it”

      • http://www.myspace.com/thagrindaholic BLUNTBLAZER

        @Omar,
        i put that above dam but das wha im talmbout jada who?

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

      @Miss Patterson,

      shoooot. i still remember that scene from jason’s lyric, vividly. and i saw that more than a decade ago. d@mn. i need to fan myself. good job. i can’t think of any others.

      you know, after rewatching that clip last night (hadn’t in like 10) i don’t know if there’s been another sex scene in a black movie where both characters were obviously nude for real while shooting it.

    • SouthernGirl

      @Miss Patterson, i’m partial to the scene in the tv store myself…knocking over cash registers and such…*whew*

      and wasn’t there a body double at some point for jada in that field scene? i vaguely remember some brush up about that. or maybe it was a rumor. *shrug*

  • Sheffield Swats

    Unfaithful. Diane Lane and Oliver Martinez. Slapfight in the hallway.

    I know they aint black, but Oliver could pass for Creole (at least around the eyes. A little bit? No, just in my head??? DONT JUDGE ME!). And the way he tore it down, well, I’d trade him on the day of the Great Race Draft and for Taye Diggs and cash considerations.

    • http://singlesisterspeak.wordpress.com Jac

      @Sheffield Swats,

      OMG Unfaithful had some of the sexiest damn scenes in it I have ever seen and even if he ain’t black he sure f*cked her like he was!

      • Sheffield Swats

        @Jac, that scene and the one in the bathroom, where she goes back to lunch with her friends…..*hand to forehead*

        • http://singlesisterspeak.wordpress.com Jac

          @Sheffield Swats,

          that was out of control and then she sat there like she didn’t know what they were talking about…i was like wow!!

          also…the one that was the same day as the kids birthday…it was so classic how they cut the two together.

          AND WHEN SHE TOUCHED HERSELF FOR HIM

          Whew! pass me some water!

    • http://www.sistersoundoff.blogspot.com Cheekie

      @Sheffield Swats,

      Oh yeah, Unfaithful!! That scene after their first romp when Diane Lane is on the train…her facial expressions as she relives every moment in her head. HOT!!! And very well-acted by Ms. Lane.

      • Miss Patterson

        @Cheekie, you ain’t never lied. and i loved that wrap dress and those heels she was rockin’ in that scene too. ok, i’m really going to bed now.

    • http://thismayconcernyou.com thismayconcernyou

      @Sheffield Swats,

      Unfaithful is an unbelievable film. High quality. Sincere acting … and Diane Lane is high up on my list of 2520 MILFs for her performance …

      • charli skipper

        @thismayconcernyou,

        oh, yes, honey. this thread has me off to rent “unfaithful” right now. tomorrow.

        • http://ravingblacklunatic.blogspot.com Big Man

          @charli skipper,

          I really hated the chick in that movie.

          That trifling breezy gonna start banging some young foreign cat, and she gets ridiculously flagrant with her infidelity. Bathroom backshots, all in my house, dropping the kids off so you can get some yike? Biff please.

          Then, in the end, old boy finds out this slore has been stepping out on him, goes crazy cause he actually loves the tramp, and messes around and kills her jumpoff. Then, while they sitting in front of the police station, their life in shambles, their kids about to be fatherless and broke, she got the nerve to break down and be remorseful?

          I would have caught two charges that day, cause that heifer would have had to die in the car. You done humped around, got me killing a cat, and then you realize that this whole exercise was a bad idea.

          You deserve to die.

          • miss t-lee

            @Big Man,
            This is the greatest movie synopsis ever.

          • http://www.sistersoundoff.blogspot.com Cheekie

            @Big Man,

            Well, dayum, it’s like Richard Gere wrote the above. lmao

          • http://www.blacknbougie.com OneChele

            @Big Man, The best ebonically correct movie review I’ve ever heard. You should work for Blackbuster, I mean it! LMAO

    • miss t-lee

      @Sheffield Swats,
      Oh mayne! Unfaithful!!! That movie was the junk and Olivier Martinez was so hot.

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

      @Sheffield Swats,

      if you wanna name recent intense non-black sex scenes featuring milf’s and violence, nothing beats the stairs quickie between virgo m. the pimp and maria bello in “a history of violence”

      • olivya23

        @The Champ,

        ha! I definitely remember that one! I also remember rewinding it so I could see it again and again and again. lol

      • Sheffield Swats

        @The Champ, good one. My homeboy always makes the case for the “cheerleader uniform” scene, but for my money a staircase never looked so accommodating.

      • 8th Wonder

        @The Champ,

        I watched that movie with my mother.

        uncomfortable.

  • http://www.sistersoundoff.blogspot.com Cheekie

    In a rare moment of VSB-dom, I am commenting tonight before heading to work tomorrow.

    My pick:

    Halle Berry and Billy Bob Thornton in Monster’s Ball!!

    Naw, I wasn’t serious… are you crazy? Halle Berry’s “Make me feel good” was the awkward equivalent of a vegetarian trapped in a butcher house.

    My REAL addition to the list is two words:

    LOVE JONES!

    Though, since I mentioned interracial ish, that romp in Something New was kinda sexay.

    Oh, and this:

    “2. tommy (dmx) and kisha (taral hicks) in “belly””

    It’s still hard to believe she was the “beautiful, classy” Black girl in A Bronx Tale. She done growed up…lol

    K, I’ll be back tomorrow, during work.

    • http://www.myspace.com/thagrindaholic BLUNTBLAZER

      @Cheekie,
      pale people ate halle n billy bob up tho n gave her a oscar forthat fake shii

    • http://twitter.com/WuDaMan WuDaMan

      @Cheekie,

      Maybe I was just too excited to see her laked (l = n). It was pron stickey (r=o).

      • http://twitter.com/WuDaMan WuDaMan

        @WuDaMan,

        Okay there was the scene in Posse. And there was the Higher Learning jawn. I just really like the scene in white men can’t jump btw woodie n rosie.

        • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

          @WuDaMan,

          I just really like the scene in white men can’t jump btw woodie n rosie

          this is definitely on the list of “surprisingly explicit scenes that everyone has forgotten about”, like the strawberry and ice scene with donald faison and that unnamed dime chick in “trippin”

    • Peysonic Temple

      @Cheekie,

      I dont know, Billy Bob gave her the biznass though

      • http://www.sistersoundoff.blogspot.com Cheekie

        @Peysonic Temple,

        He did, but it was an overall awkward scene. The “make me feel real good” ruined it.

    • http://blkbond.blogspot.com BlkBond

      @Cheekie,

      All through college in was a few girls who got the kisha treatment after that movie. I’d listen to them like, “Ok, I know what she wants…” after that: lights out slim…

      Bond.

  • http://singlesisterspeak.wordpress.com Jac

    I got it!

    Taye Diggs and Angela Bassett

    one..single ..tear…

    That has got to get it.

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

      @Jac,

      maybe if i extended the list to top 104

      • http://pursuitofpleasure.wordpress.com Jac

        @The Champ,

        Haha…it’s all I could think of…

        As a matter of fact..can we do sexiest music videos next week?! I have some ideas about that…

        • http://www.sistersoundoff.blogspot.com Cheekie

          @Jac,

          I second this emotion. There’s so much to choose from!

          • http://pursuitofpleasure.wordpress.com Jac

            @Cheekie,

            Right…and you have stuff by Janet..O.M.G!!!

  • JamaicanGirl

    Number 2 is so on-point, i was watching that movie the other day.

    I know TrueBlood is not apart of Black Movie History but if anyone follows the show, they cant tell me they don’t feel some types of way watching the sex scenes. Especially the one when Tara and Eggs the only two black characters on the show had sex at Tara’s birthday party. I mean dude literally was putting his back into it. After that episode i know a few women spent some quality time with the shower massage that evening.

    • Honey Bee

      @JamaicanGirl,

      i’m just gon cosign your entire comment: a) #2 was really that bizness, and b) son on true blood really did lay it down, even if he was rockin them all black contacts (unnerving, to say the least)

    • shay_d_lady

      @JamaicanGirl, Especially the one when Tara and Eggs the only two black characters on the show had sex at Tara’s birthday party

      co sign.. that Eggs is fine and his body was HOT!!!

    • luvtheshoes

      @JamaicanGirl,

      True Blood fanatic…and Eggs can get it any time, ‘specially if he’s rolling into it like he did with Miss Tara

    • ChiChi

      @JamaicanGirl, Hail and Yes!

  • http://chubbyafro.com T. Troy Stewart

    I thought that Prince and Apollonia (in that bustier) in the basement in PURPLE RAIN was hot…especially Apollonia

    • http://twitter.com/WuDaMan WuDaMan

      @T. Troy Stewart,

      *two thumbs up*

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

      @T. Troy Stewart,

      I thought that Prince and Apollonia (in that bustier) in the basement in PURPLE RAIN was hot…especially Apollonia

      lol, yeah. watching that’s like watching another lesbian scene

      • http://chubbyafro.com T. Troy Stewart

        @The Champ, who was looking at Prince in that scene?

    • http://blkbond.blogspot.com BlkBond

      @T. Troy Stewart,

      Anything with the Prince Rogers Nelson I support. He has been the soundtrack to a lifetiime of sensuality for me and all of the women I’ve known..The Greatest.

      Bond.

      • http://chubbyafro.com T. Troy Stewart

        @BlkBond, true that…that whole paisley foppish style of his didn’t even register with me, for the most part. The dude delivered some of the best music ever and I still don’t think he gets the props he deserves. I’d take his discography over MJs with no hesitation or regret.

  • shay-d-lady

    How you gone forget the icecube scene between mookie and rosie perez?
    Or the scalp lick in school daze?
    and sanaa and omar to this woman’swork in love and basketball

    And of course mister and celie after harpo hit her in the head with that rock?

    • Miss Patterson

      @shay-d-lady, ok mookie is one reason i want to forget that scene. spike and s3x did not compute. however, i’m sure the men as well as the ladies will never forget seeing the most intense close up of a breast (with the exception of pron) in a commercial theatre. sadly, i saw that movie with my parents. we saw it as a family because my brother worked behind the scenes on the film. i never want to see a woman’s silver dollars being rubbed down with an ice cube with my mother on one side of me and my father on the other. AWKWARD.

      dang, spike sure loves having gratuitous s3x scenes in his movies.

      • http://www.myspace.com/thagrindaholic BLUNTBLAZER

        @Miss Patterson,
        i saw it with my dad n a afro-centric group (its the80′s) he covered my eyes but i peaked an o my god i became a man after that movie and i love rosie andshe luvs me

        • http://www.museacdonline.com pgh muse

          @BLUNTBLAZER, lol! u are silly!

    • overitinNYC

      @shay-d-lady, funny you say that, i’m listening to “this woman’s work” right now. love that movie:)

    • Miss Patterson

      @shay-d-lady, i gotta admit the sanaa and omar scene was a tender one. single tear. is this list about the rawest yet sexiest scenes or is making love a part of this list too?

    • http://www.myspace.com/thagrindaholic BLUNTBLAZER

      @shay-d-lady,
      aww dam we are right here
      rosie perez (my wife) n spike with tha icecube yea
      i been in luv wither eva since

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

      @shay-d-lady,

      How you gone forget the icecube scene between mookie and rosie perez?

      you know, i had an entire paragraph in there about all of the gratuitous sex scenes in spike lee’s movies but i edited it out because it felt like i was rambling