I’ve always been a fan of Robert Pattinson. For those of you who don’t know, Robert Pattinson is an English actor who rose to fame after starring in several of the Twilight movies. Most people know him from the Twilight movies, but he has also had prominent roles in a number of high profile films including, Good Luck Chuck, Cosmo Cosmolino, Beautiful People, and William Tell.

Why Did He Join the Mile High Club?

While most people would consider going from London to New York without stopping along the way to be a real trip, it’s something else when your stop entails sexual encounters with other passengers. On October 12th, 2015, Robert Pattinson and a group of his friends took the 6pm flight from London Heathrow to New York’s JFK airport. Before take off, the group (referred to as ‘the mile-high club’) went to the bathroom to have a drink—and hook up with a woman (or couple). After returning from the bathroom, the group moved to the back of the plane to continue drinking and possibly getting frisky. An eyewitness who saw the group of men and women having sex on a plane in the back told The Daily Mail UK, “I know everyone in the group, and Rob is not into kinky stuff. He was so focused on me flying that he didn’t even look at the others having sex on the plane. It was a totally unplanned and spontaneous act. There was no talk of group sex or being part of a mile high club.” Apparently, the group was celebrating Rob becoming an American citizen—and part of the reason for the romp was to thank the woman he was traveling with for helping him obtain his green card.

Most Prolific Sex Scene Of All Time

Even for those of you not familiar with erotic literature or film, you’ve probably heard of the infamous “sex scene” from Brokeback Mountain, which was written and directed by Ang Lee. The film version of Brokeback Mountain won the Academy Award for Best Director back in 2006, and the film’s sex scene (also known as “The Lap Dance”) is widely considered to be one of the most iconic sex scenes of all time. Unfortunately, the original script for Brokeback Mountain did not feature a lap dance—but that didn’t prevent the sex scene from becoming iconic. In the scene, Richard Gere and Jake Gyllenhaal play two cowboys who are attracted to each other despite being in a committed relationship. While filming the scene, director Ang Lee asked the men if they wanted to try something new, and they responded with enthusiasm. One of the men, Gere, recalled, “It was one of the first times that my inner masculinity had been allowed to flourish in a movie. On the page, the character of Joe was very much a submissive character, but in the scene, he dominated me. It was almost as though the director had made me a more ‘complete’ man.”

So what is the “Water for Elephants” sex scene? How is it different from the Brokeback Mountain scene? It’s more complicated than you’d think. First of all, “Water for Elephants” is not a typical boys-will-be-boys type of story. It’s about two men who are attracted to the same woman, but who have to fight for her affection. The main character, Max, is a gentle giant who was traumatized as a child and as a result doesn’t process emotions well. When he finally decides to get over his emotional barriers and express himself, it’s not just about sex, but about exploring his sensual side and being present for the woman he loved. In the film, the two main characters share an incredible 69 kisses (which is the highest total for a romantic comedy movie). Even more impressively, the majority of the kisses in the scene were unscripted—meaning that the actors did not adhere to a particular formula or pattern in the moment.

The Evolution Of Romantic Comedy

Before “Water for Elephants,” romantic comedy movies focused almost exclusively on the struggles of young lovers. While the genre has always existed, it was really in the 20th century that romantic comedy made the transition from black-and-white TV shows and silver screen classics to color TV and home movies. In the 1960s, it was relatively easy for audiences to laugh at the exploits of young lovers, because there was so much drama in that era—people didn’t usually see their own lives as comic. But in the 21st century, audiences are much more aware of the mundanity of everyday life, which makes it more difficult to evoke laughter in the same way. Take 2018’s Crazy Rich Asians, for example. The film was a huge success at the box office, grossing over $100 million worldwide, but many viewers were not laughing as they watched Rachel, who is played by Constance Wu, trying to navigate the complexities of dating in New York City in the mid-2010s. In the film, Wu’s character struggles to understand what attracts men to her, eventually realizing that it’s not her looks, but rather her wit. At least, that’s what the men in the room (and the audience) think, since none of them have the courage to ask her out on a date. Even the love scenes in the movie, which are supposed to be laugh-out-loud funny, are incredibly uncomfortable to watch. Why? Because the men in the room know that her affection for them is never going to change, even if she eventually manages to find a husband, which she does in the end. Romantic Comedy 101: Dating In The 21st Century

For decades, Hollywood has focused on what’s new and what’s trending, rarely prioritizing stories that tell us something new about society or the human experience. While this may be a controversial opinion, I actually think that the golden era of Hollywood was the 1950s and 1960s, when filmmakers had the freedom to tell stories that haven’t been covered before. In other words, I think that movies from that time are some of the most revolutionary because they changed what was considered ‘normal’ in society. Take, for example, George Washington Carver’s 1948 film, The Go-Getter, which is about a man who struggles to find success in the business world despite being a complete outsider. While it’s unrealistic to expect that every movie will change the world (or even make a dent in the history of cinema), I believe that the best strategy for success in this day and age is to make the most of whatever resources you have, and take advantage of the newfound power of digital platforms to tell your story and connect with audiences alike. In other words, make the most of your media clout!