As Hollywood rushes to move back into production amid the COVID-19 pandemic, special effects artists will take on a new duty: sex coaches. Studios have opted to use computer graphics to complete sex scenes otherwise impossible during the coronavirus outbreak.
Hollywood production will resume after June 12 in accordance with California law. Now, The Sun reports that leaked documents film editors’ trade association state that scenes of love and intimacy–including kissing or sex scenes–will need to be “either rewritten, abandoned or CGI.” In the latter case, effects artists will use computer compositing to show two actors being intimate. Said performers will either have to be filmed separately, or wearing protective masks that artists will erase in post-production.
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In addition to the new standards for love scenes, casting directors will have to audition actors behind a plexiglass screen. Crew will also have to wear protective gear while on set, and every set will have a “coronavirus compliance officer” on hand to make sure cast & crew adhere to the new rules.
Production on new films and television series shut down in March in accordance with social distancing guidelines due to COVID-19. Several major productions, including The Matrix 4, The Batman and Venom 2 all halted due to the pandemic.
Far and away, the dumbest thing I’ve seen all day. Instead, why not just test the actors and let them act?
Or they could just do things normally. Why are we still acting like Covid is the black plague?
First, insidious incubation period prior to even showing up on a test or show symptoms can be extensive. Lucky ones never show significant symptoms at all. Most will feel like a bad flu with burning lungs. Unlucky individuals will spend weeks on a respirator in such extreme pain no amount of pain control can manage it as their lungs are ripped apart cell by cell. Nurses and techs such as I watch and intervene mostly helplessly as the patient begs to die if they are conscious at all. Then after 6 weeks doing every thing we can, they die looking like they’ve visited hell and finally achieve the relief of death.
ummmm, because it is. #hello
You’ve just described something that’s been going on since humanity began. Yeah, disease sucks, but a lot of people have gotten sick and died unpleasant deaths. We now know this disease has a 99.9% survival rate, and a huge percentage of those who have died fall into a fairly narrow category. It’s time to stop acting like it’s completely random and everyone is at equal risk. They’re not.
We can both agree this is nothing like the plague, but the survival rate is far from 99.99%.
Maybe Hollywood writers and directors could spend some time being creative and tell stories without taking the cheap and easy way out of using SEX to carry a storyline.
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