- Oppenheimer has several scenes of sex and nudity, and one viewer went viral for her methods of avoiding them.
- The film chronicles the life and career of J. Robert Oppenheimer, with the sex scenes mostly talking about the huge impact Jean Tatlock had on his life.
- The sex scenes in Oppenheimer are part of Nolan’s efforts to create a complete portrait of the protagonist and cannot be considered completely gratuitous.
Oppenheimer includes the first sex scenes of Christopher Nolan’s career, and one viewer went viral by sharing a video on how to avoid them. Nolan’s new film, starring Cillian Murphy, is a historical biography of the man dubbed “the father of the atomic bomb.” The film was a success with audiences and critics alike, but received an R rating due to, among other things, nudity and sex scenes.
Now that Oppenheimer continues to dominate the box office, Bentani re-shared the viral video on Twitter with a viewer who was interested in seeing the movie but definitely didn’t want to see the sex scenes. Watch the video below:
“It really makes me feel like I’m going crazy,” Bethany writes in the caption. Jourdan (@thatsnotlove), the woman in the video, responds to a comment by a TikTok user who is wary of nudity in the film and reveals that the strategy that worked for her husband was to close his eyes during the scenes in question. The video prompted a series of mostly ironic responses on Twitter, questioning why the film’s nudity is such a big deal.
Explanation of sex scenes in Oppenheimer
The sex scenes in Oppenheimer are new to Nolan’s career, and the film is his first R-rated film since 2002’s Insomnia. Based on the book American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer, Nolan clearly intended to delve into the subject of the film in a way he had never done with the character before, detailing his life and career. .
An important aspect of Oppenheimer’s life was his tumultuous relationship with Jean Tatlock, played by Florence Pugh in the film. The couple were romantically involved for several years until his untimely death in 1944, but their relationship continued to play a crucial role in the life of the American theoretical physicist long after his death.
It is worth noting that Tatlock was a member of the US Communist Party and Oppenheimer’s affiliation with it was later used against him in the security commission. The sex scenes in Oppenheimer serve Nolan’s efforts to create a more complete portrayal of the man’s life, with one particularly disturbing scene being used to express Oppenheimer’s and Kitty’s (played by Emily Blunt) mental state during a security interrogation. Although some aspects of the scenes have been controversial, such as the inclusion of the Bhagavad Gita in one of them, the scenes are not gratuitous and are important subjects in the film’s narrative and plot.
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