The Best Threesome Scenes In Movies & TV

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Threesomes — everyone has them. Okay, well, not everyone, but some people do! Sure, the practice is still somewhat taboo in movies and TV. But plenty of series and progressive films are flirting with the good ol' ménage à trois.
As TV viewers move farther and farther away from the big five networks, they're watching more cable and more streaming platforms. What does that mean? More sex scenes. And not just sex scenes, but creative sex scenes.
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Before you start petitioning for a Threesomes category in your Netflix queue, let's take a look back at some of our favorite scenes from the Hollywood three-way hall of fame. Because, two may be a party, but three's always a crowd...pleaser.
Oh, and it should go without saying that what follows is extremely NSFW.
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Insecure

Lawrence (Jay Ellis) may have enjoyed his surprise threesome experience, but, it still ended badly when he couldn’t, er, perform for the second woman in his ménage à trois. While the "Hella LA" experience was sexy at times, it also showed how Black men’s bodies can be problematically sexualized.

Yes, there really are HBO sex scenes with deeper meanings than "pay to see naked people."
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Photo: HBO
The Young Pope

The Young Pope’s only sex scene is made all the more taboo, since of the gents involved is a Cardinal of the Catholic Church. Dussolier pays the price for having an affair, and it's not in the way you might think.
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Photo: Netflix
Easy

Unlike some of the more dramatic threesomes on this list, the Netflix anthology series is mostly just, well, real. In the episode "Utopia," Tom (Orlando Bloom) and Lucy (Malin Ackerman) decide to arrange a threesome via dating app. Instead of a spontaneous tryst, the trio — which includes Kate Micucci as Annie — discuss the rules at length, and have to break occasionally to take care of their crying baby.
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Photo: FX
American Horror Story: Coven

Hmm, hooking up with the dude you brought back to life can't get too complicated, right? Apparently not enough to stop a threeway between Madison (Emma Roberts), Zoe (Taissa Farmiga) and Kyle (Evan Peters).
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Photo: FX
American Horror Story: Hotel

Come on: you didn't think there would only be one threesome on a Ryan Murphy show, did you? It was more than just a one-night thing for The Countess (Lady Gaga). Her polyamorous love affair with two Hollywood stars led to many, many threeways — and also vampirism.
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Mad Men

Don Draper, Megan Draper, and one of her open-minded friends try to add some desperately needed sparks to the Draper's failing marriage.
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Ken Park

This movie was banned in several countries, partially due to this racy threesome scene.
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Orange Is the New Black

Maybe the most surprising, and strangest, threesome on this list. But any threesome that leaves Luschek unsatisfied is okay with us.
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House of Cards

Ah, the classic "let's seduce the bodyguard" method. The oldest trick in the threesome book...?
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Photo: Courtesy of Lionsgate.
American Psycho

With Christian Bale filming himself boning two prostitutes and explaining why Phil Collins rules, this might be the most bonkers threesome on this list...
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Photo: Courtesy of Warner Brothers.
A Clockwork Orange

...but Stanley Kubrick's Beethoven-on-speed three-way comes in at a close second.
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Vicky Cristina Barcelona

What happens when a lost twentysomething comes between an artist and his tumultuous ex-wife in Spain? Two words: darkroom threesome.
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Savages

When Blake Lively and her two gorgeous, weed-dealing lovers test out some new bud, things heat up in the, um, heat of the moment. Looks like that strain was good for the libido.
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Photo: Courtesy of Mandalay Entertainment.
Wild Things

What's a better way to celebrate a successful money heist than popping champagne all over your naked bodies and having steamy three-way sex in a motel?
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Photo: Courtesy of IFC Films.
Y Tu Mamá También

When best friends Julio and Tenoch meet the enigmatic, carefree Luisa, their sex lives get interesting — with some unfortunate consequences. (Not all threesomes can end in laughter and a cigarette.)
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Zoolander

For such really, really, ridiculously good-looking people, they sure know how to have a really, really, ridiculously odd three-way/orgy. #BlameItOnTheTea
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Photo: Courtesy of TriStar Pictures.
Threesome

College is a confusing time for many. When one woman is assigned to live with the gay man she's in love with and the roommate he's in love with (but who is trying to woo her), sex happens. Many times.
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Photo: Courtesy of 20th Century Fox.
The Dreamers

Michael Pitt plays an American film student who meets a French brother and sister involved in an incestuous relationship — and soon joins in. This is not your classic American-in-Paris story line.
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Photo: Courtesy of HBO.
Game of Thrones

Sex and Game of Thrones — well, any HBO show, really — go hand-in-hand. Though GoT features a ton of boot-knocking, this three-way between Theon Greyjoy and two women takes the cake. A ton of foreplay leads to a climax that Greyjoy did not see coming.
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Gossip Girl

Was there anything more controversial on television than the three-way between Hilary Duff, Penn Badgley, and Jessica Szohr? (That's a secret I'll never tell. XOXO)
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Spring Breakers

What happens on spring break doesn't necessarily stay on spring break. This scene takes the debauchery MTV advertised to a whole new level. Because, spring break fo'ever.
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On the Road

Kristen Stewart plays Jack Kerouac's sexually charged teen character, Marylou, who pleasures both of her male peers — sometimes at the same time, sometimes while traveling, and sometimes in bed.
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True Blood

Really, any of the threesomes in True Blood could be included here, but this one between Alcide, Rikki, and Danielle takes the cake.
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Nip/Tuck

You know how in high school you'd bring in a third to spice up that loving relationship? No? Maybe underwear piles were just a Nip/Tuck thing...
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Photo: FX
You're The Worst

When Jimmy is sad about a package from his dad, his girlfriend Gretchen decides to cheer him up by bringing her work wife Dana into the bedroom. However, as this scene proves, threesomes aren't always the best surprises: Dana bails when Jimmy is ill-prepared for the three way.
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