Movies: Sex, Sex and Rock 'n' Roll

They do it to music in 9 Songs, the first serious British film with hard-core footage, and lots of it

As Hollwyood movies zero in on their core demographic of dateless 14-year-old boys, European films of the art-house variety are trying to be more adult by showing more sex. Not pretend sex, to mirror the spectacles of fake violence in summer action pictures, but genuine, clinical whoopee. The French led the way, with the sex-splatter epic Baise-moi and Catherine Breillat's Romance. Now comes the first film (actually, digital video) by a respected British director--Michael Winterbottom, whose works include Welcome to Sarajevo, Jude and 24 Hour Party People--to go all the way.

9 Songs might also be called 9 Sex Acts, since it...

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