19 Movies With Major Sex-Hair

The sex we see in movies isn't always all that realistic — for a number of reasons. But there is one particular trait these steamy scenes share that has always bugged us: the sex hair. It's totally unrealistic, right? Anyone who's ever looked at themselves post-coitus can attest that their strands never look as artfully rumpled as they do in the movies. No, no — typically the better the sex, the more it looks like we spent an hour in a skydiving simulator.

Even so, we can't help but marvel over the artistry that is cinema sex-hair. Whether it's pre- or post-romp, the guys and gals who get down on film always seem to give us #hairgoals. So, to show our appreciation, we've rounded up 19 movies that have A+ hookup-hair. We may never achieve it in real life, but dammit we'll have fun trying.
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9 1/2 Weeks
We've spent a lot of time and money to look as effortlessly rumpled as Kim Basinger did post-mattress-tango in 9 1/2 Weeks.
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Unfaithful
Proof that even a suburban "mom bob" can send sparks flying.
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Savages
Blake Lively's mane on the regular? Flawless. Blake Lively's mane as her character O, who is carrying on simultaneous relationships with two roommates? Iconic.
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How Stella Got Her Groove Back
Angela Bassett's braids in How Stella Got Her Groove Back are pure perfection.
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The Notebook
"Hey, girl. Don't worry about the umbrella. I'll make sweet love to you even if your hair is soaked and matted to your face."
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Black Swan
Who knew that a conservative, basic blowout could spawn such a hot sex fantasy?
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Working Girl
Melanie Griffith's character purrs, "I've got a head for business and a body for sin." That hair combines the best of both.
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Fifty Shades Of Grey
There are a lot of things wrong with this movie, but the fact that Christian Grey braids Anastasia's hair pre-sex isn't even the most ridiculous. It's that her bangs don't stick to her forehead after.
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Wild Things
No, our hair (or our crimson, matte lips) will never look this good during a swim-turned-sex-romp.
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Shampoo
Shampoo fulfills one of our major sexual fantasies: a hot guy who can style our hair and then mess it all up afterward.
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The Rocky Horror Picture Show
The jury is still out on whose hair was the best in this movie: that of Tim Curry's Frank N. Furter, Susan Sarandon's Janet, or Patricia Quinn's Magenta.
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Showgirls
Hilariously awkward pool sex aside
, Elizabeth Berkley's curls reigned supreme in Showgirls.
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Fatal Attraction
Sure, Glenn Close plays a maniacal stalker — but that's also some incredible '80s sex-hair she's rocking.
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Basic Instinct
What is it about Michael Douglas? He seems to always play a guy who falls into bed with a crazy woman with amazing hair.
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Love & Basketball
Proof that even so-called "tomboys" can have amazing, sexy manes.
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Cruel Intentions
There's something about those pigtail braids...
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Blue Is The Warmest Colour
Yes, you can experience love at first sight — with someone's hair color.
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Flashdance
Behold: the pinnacle of '80s sex-hair.
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Spring Breakers
Who would ever have thought that James Franco's culturally appropriative braids would lead to a sex scene complete with handgun fellatio?
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