Malcolm McDowell and his gang of anarchic hoodlums caused controversy in the early 70s when Stanley Kubrick brought them alive on the big screen and featured three rape scenes (which were quite shocking for their time).
This was the most infamous as housewife Adrienne Corri unwittingly opens her door to the gang, who burst in, tie up her husband and cut off her clothes. They then taunt her helpless hubby as they violate the gagged and frightened MILF.
Sam Peckinpah’s Straw Dogs was banned for many years because of this scene, which sees Susan George ‘lead on’ her ex while hubby Dustin Hoffman is out of the house.
It is the culmination to a few weeks of increasing sexual tension between the pair — a few days earlier Susan had purposely walked naked in front of her window knowing her ex could see her from outside, for example.
The main controversy is that Susan seems to start enjoying the rape and becomes an active participant, at one stage pulling her ex towards her and kissing him tenderly. By the end of the scene it is more like a lovemaking session between two consenting adults with genuine feelings for each other, and it is the ambiguity of whether ‘no means no’ that caused the movie to be banned.
In a shocking twist at the end, though, there is a genuine rape as the ex’s nasty mate has crept into the house and decides to brutally fuck Susan up the ass, pointing a gun at the ex to make sure he doesn’t intervene.
This time, there is no ambiguity.
This rough and bloody scene is not for the faint-hearted — watch at your own discretion. It is a remake of the cult 1972 horror film of the same name.
Two young women are kidnapped by a gang of escaped convicts on the run. They are taken to some woods where one of them is stabbed and the other (Sara Paxton) is brutally raped in the ass before being left for dead. She survives, however, and makes it back to her parents house to plot her revenge.
This scene of (former) marital rape occurs under the strange circumstances of a newly divorced couple who’ve agreed to carry on being fuck buddies, presumably on a needs fulfilling basis. So despite not really liking each other anymore, Stephane Freiss and hot blonde Valeria Bruni Tedeschi are in bed together having what appears to be some bad sex.
There is an air of mutual animosity between the two as Valeria halts proceedings. Things turn ugly when Stephane decides he doesn’t really want to stop and is going to anally rape her. So he grabs Valeria, positions himself between her butt cheeks and despite her angry cries of “Arret!” (stop in French) gives her a damn good ass-pounding. At least he has the decency to look slightly ashamed I suppose.
This long, controversial scene is difficult to watch for many people because it is filmed so realistically, with no dramatic music or anything like that. It is almost documentary style, forcing you to witness the savage assault that a nasty pimp inflicts on beautiful Monica as she pays a high price for taking a shortcut home one night.
After arguing with her boyfriend at a party and storming off alone, she tries to walk home through a rough area of Paris but bumps into the pimp. He can’t believe his luck and, producing a knife, drags her to the floor before viciously raping her.
This is probably the most well known rape scene of modern cinema. Drunk Sarah Tobias (played superbly by Jodie Foster) flirts with some guys in a bar and ends up kissing one of them, but things get out of hand when she tries to stop it going any further.
He ignores her and lifts her onto a pinball table, raising her skirt around her waist and pulling down her panties. Then his friends grab her arms while he fucks her roughly, ripping down her top and kissing her breasts. After he’s finished some other men take his place until she finally breaks free and flees the bar, screaming and hysterical.
This film was banned in a number of countries when it was released because of the explicit (for the time) gang rape scenes of poor Camille Keaton.
She was taking a vacation in a quiet country town but managed to attract the unwanted attention of a local gang, who decided to have some fun with her. They chased her into a field and held her down while their leader assaulted her and then carried out a further three attacks on her the same day, each one more violent than the last.
This cult movie was remade in 2010 with sexy Sarah Butler in the leading role.