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There are already at least two threads in over-18 dedicated to 300's sex scene between Gorgo and Leonides...so I'm hoping...asking....begging? for this one to stay on the main forum in its content. :D

Okay, so I just finished reading the current magazine interview posted in the photo gallery by our dear Barb, interviews taken during filming, where it was once again said that the love scene was a rough one.

I'm beginning to think that what was shot and what was edited are two different things...as someone who has worked in video production, you'd think I'd figure this out by now :doh: But while what shown was intense and energetic, it was also edited to be a beautiful and flowing type of scene.

Thoughts? Wait, let me rephrase.... FILTERED thoughts? :D

~Mel

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I think the love scene was perfect, but I do know that many of Gerry's female fans were disappointed it wasn't more graphic... and just more.

I loved the flashes of their intimacy, and didn't need to see more than what was shown. I thought the scene was artistic, and showed just enough physical heat/passion, crowned at the end of the scene with tenderness. The only change I would have liked, is to see more of Gerry's facial expressions in that scene.... but at least we got a nice long view of that naked man groin and thigh.... :spontaneous: :heat:

Swannie

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I agree Swannie, I was glad it wasn't more "graphic" myself. The artistic nature of it fits perfectly with the rest of the film, and if you make a sex scene too raunchy, it loses any intended compassion, which was at the heart of this one. Also with ya on the facial expressions...we certainly got a lot of shots of Gorgo's expressions, but that was okay, we got to see Leonides' expressions all throughout the film... w00t

~Mel

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I thought it was a great scene, the quick edits were perfect and it showed just enough to show how passionate these two characters were with each other, considering it was to be their last night together.

Zack has said it was supposed to be rough..they did shoot a long time, didn't Gerry himself say it took a day or a day and a half to do..but it think that they edited it to show a more passionate relationship than one of, how can I put this, maybe two people trying to control each other..or maybe Zack felt that with the conversation that goes before that..the way he wakes her up, the need he has to talk to her, the fact that he holds her opinion in such high regard, that scene needed to be one of more a husband and wife and not two Spartans being rough with eachother, acting Spartan like even then.

I do wish there was a little LESS of the Queen and more of the King. :)

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I also don't think the "Powers" wanted it to look too much like soft porn. It would be fun to see what bits of that scene wound up on the cutting room floor :cunning:

Swannie

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I thought it was tastefully done. Just enough to let ya see what was going on, but not too much that it was sleezy.

However, I too would have liked to see more of Gerry's facial expressions during the scenes.

I did feel a wee bit uncomfortable seeing my boy up there doin' it on the big screenl. They sure switched up the positions alot. Our boy has them down pat.

I too wish there was more of the King than of the QUeen. A frontal would have been nice, :cunning: but then again, I wonder if I could handle seeing our boy all out there exposed to millions.

P

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I loved the way the scene was edited together. Any more graphic than that, I think someone in my family (probably my 17 year old son) would be dead from embarrassment.

But I liked the artistic feel to the scene, the muted colors and just the way they made it so beautiful and passionate between the two of them.

Of course, seeing more of Gerry's face would have been nice but then there is never enough of him. :lol:

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There isn't much I can add that you guys already said ! I quite agree..a little more of G's facial expressions. Even though they would have probably done me in!! I thought the "love" scene was tasteful but erotic at the same time... I'll tell you Lena is one good actress!!!!! She had me convinced...You all know what I mean...gotta keep it "filtered" :cunning:

:claphands: Fran

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Seeing his naked body sitting on the bed was enticing and sexy enough. I may joke about it, but I really don't want to see Gerry's "frontal nudity." I like the mystery.

I think they way they shot his body half in shadow was delicious.

Swannie

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I also don't think the "Powers" wanted it to look too much like soft porn. It would be fun to see what bits of that scene wound up on the cutting room floor :cunning:

Swannie

I totally agree, Swannie.

And, while it WAS a beautiful scene, it would have been wonderful to have seen more of Gerry (not just for the obvious reasons...though, that would be nice, too!), but, to see the emotion that we know he can convey. Leonidas KNEW he would not return...and I think to have seen that finality in his eyes would have been heartbreaking, and have given his character even more depth.

All I have to say is...PLEASE, for the love of all that is Gerry...Zack NEEDS to give us a director's cut for the DVD release!!!!!

I mean, after all...didn't this film, when it was first completed, have an NC-17 rating? There is some WAY hot goodness somewhere, and I think they need to share it with their ADORING publc :kisswink:

Marcie

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I LOVED the way that part of the scene was filmed. Having him sitting next to her on the bed like that was absolutely beautiful. :thud:

For me, that is sexier than seeing a frontal shot.

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Seeing his naked body sitting on the bead was enticing and sexy enough. I may joke about it, but I really don't want to see Gerry's "frontal nudity." I like the mystery.

I think they way they shot his body half in shadow was delicious.

Swannie

*whew* I thought I was the only one, lol! :D Vanilla and all....

~Mel

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I'm not quite that Vanilla, Abrrrrrock but I still think it was incredibly HOT seeing him sitting there.

Those thighs.....

Ok, I'll stop now. I may have to go to the gutter to finish that thought. :lol:

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I LOVED the way that part of the scene was filmed. Having him sitting next to her on the bed like that was absolutely beautiful. :thud:

For me, that is sexier than seeing a frontal shot.

Same... that way we get a nice shot of a scultped body without...being too detail-oriented. :D

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I thought the scene was perfect the way it was edited. Sometimes, too much"behind the scenes" information that is leaked gets in the way of what the director intended for you to experience. In which case if you were expecting more & got less you would probably be a little disappointed. I think it's better sometimes when you can see the extra stuff cut out of the movie--or a director's cut--when the dvd comes out. The main reason I wanted to see this movie initially was because Gerry was in it and I wanted to see how he portrayed King Leonidas-- not because of an over-the-top love scene! But that's just me.......King Leonidas charging & hacking away with his sword in normal & slow motion .....watching his body do those moves.....now that was sexy & sensual..... Kind of like the way he moves when he leads Christine around the lair in MOTN & moves around her on the stage in PONR............and sitting on the bed with those massive thighs...............Hmmmmmmmm..what was the question again?......

Debrasue

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I found myself thinking about the DVD the other day. Wondering if it will be a 2 disk boxed set with tons of extras. The very next thought was I can't wait to get it in my computer to cut that love scene frame by frame!! :rotflmao: I have become addicted to playing virtual paper dolls with the pieces of video.

* I guess that I should explain that frame by frame thing. When the interleaving is removed, you can see what is in the overlapping parts of the film and sometimes you can see a few frames that weren't supposed to be there. A couple of times, I have found pictures that were not even part of the movie that I was working on. A lot of times I find parts of stunts and effects that you are not supposed to notice. It is like finding buried treasure.

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Besides Ladies....He likes to cuddle anyway!!!! That to me is sexy especially at my age!.... Cuddleing with Gerry! WHEW!!!!!!!!!!! :stars:

:D Fran

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Mmmm....cuddling....

*happy place*

Wha...? Sorry, I'm back....it's been a long day with the show I'm working on, and I'm sleepy...I feel much like cuddling. :hug99:

LOL Debra...I've forgotten my own question as well!

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I will admit I was a little disappointed in the love scene. It was beautifully done, but seemed to focus on Lena and her reactions. I would have liked to have seen Gerry's face, and eyes too. I don't want to see a porno scene or anything like that, but I would have liked to see a little more of Gerry and a little less of Lena. I agree that the moonlit balcony scene and the scene where he is sitting on the bed are very sexy. And don't get me started on those thighs! :heat:

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Here's admitting that we saw more of Lena than I wanted to...hey, I'm a hopeless heterosexual, so judge me. :D Shots for the men, really. Moonlit shot for the ladies.

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The Cuddling!!! :heat: and add in what he said on Extra! he's not a "rough lover" it was the pointing to the corner of the mouth that did me in. :D

But I have to agree, I've said it before and I'll say it again, the scene where he's sitting there, where there is barely enough light to bounce off those sculpted muscles, you can just see the shine of his skin..and that he was a little slouched..that to me was sigh worthy.

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when I saw him standing there in the moonlight....I about died. Then when he went over to the queen was sitting there...that was so sexy. I was happy with the love scene. I think it was beautiful. To show this tough king be so gentle and tender towards his wife really was a turn on. This movie freakin rocks. Gerry rocks!!!!! I am hoping there will be more scenes in the dvd though. :pant:

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I wouldn't mind the rough love sometimes from him..... :kisswink:

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I think more would have been too much. We got the right amount. Anymore and I think I would have turned red and that would have been hard as hell. :lol:

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You always hurt the one you love...

"Lena! Punch him, hit him! Slap his face!"

I won't finish the quote... :kisswink:

~Mel

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