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The Greatest Sex Around Part 7 . . .

Posted by 2 Dollar Productions Saturday, May 19, 2007

{This is the seventh in a semi-regular series of posts regarding great cinematic sex scenes as defined by me. This is completely arbitrary and open for interpretation, but so is life.}

"Fast Times At Ridgemont High" was an excellent 80s film which introduced viewers to the talent of Sean Penn as stoner Jeff Spicoli, the strict teachings of Mr. Hand, and also the teenage fantasy produced by Phoebe Cates undoing her tiny red bikini top and exposing her nearly perfect breasts.

This last part also produced one of cinema's greatest sex scenes involving self-love, and might also constitute Judge Reinhold's best on-screen moment.

The action takes place inside a bathroom as Reinhold vividly imagines his sister's best friend (Cates) swimming at their pool and then emerging in a wet lather that causes her to shed her top. Reinhold plays the role of judge, jury and masturbation executioner on himself as he digs deeper into the fantasy.

The look on his face is priceless - at least until Cates opens the bathroom door to find Reinhold flogging the dolphin.

Her look of shock is hilarious. His embarrassment is palpable. And then Reinhold turns from shame to anger as he disgustedly exclaims "Doesn't anybody fucking knock anymore?"

Reinhold has only himself to blame for breaking the first rule of masturbation (always lock the door), but his forgetfulness propels this scene into greatness and earns it a place among the very best.



  1. Nice pic.

    Phoebe Cates may in fact be 1980's perfection. She smokes the other candidates that readily come to mind - Bo Derek, Rebecca De Mornay, Tootie from Facts of Life

  2. JLee Says:
  3. Great song to go with that scene too.

  4. Idig - Thanks as it took me a little searching to find - but I knew it had to be out there. And yes, Cates would be at the top of the 80s list, at least from this movie (although Tootie sounds like an entirely different matter).

    Jlee - That's right. I almost forget about that. Other priorities I suppose.

  5. But how can "greatest sex" in any way include Judge Reinhold? I can understand if it was Sean Penn or Forest Whittaker or the guy who played Mr. Hand, but Judge Reinhold. He just makes it feel wrong, and that good kind of wrong that makes good sex great sex; the kind of wrong that makes sex a disgusting act against humanity.

  6. Miss Ash Says:
  7. Haha, I saw this movie years ago, but that scene does not spring to mind.

  8. vivavavoom Says:
  9. great movie!!! great scene but hardly a 'sex' scene. But I agree, that she had an amazing set of breasts and the music that went with that dream sequence was perfect.
    love how they made the PG version of this movie later and even took out the whole abortion scenario. some things are not meant to be watered down. For a good laugh, and trip back to the 80's rent Valley Girl. I just don't get the Nicolas Cage thing.....actually he is also in Fast Times as a friend of Spicoli (sean penn) along with Eric Stolz when he still went by 'Nick Coppola'.

  10. Idig - I know & support your feelings about the Judge. But in this case, I think it's exactly his brand of pitifulness that really helps out the scene as I can't imagine Whitikar or Penn getting caught. Ever.

    Miss Ash - How could it not? Ha. That was easily one of the top scenes in the film (at least from a guy's perspective. Cates not Reinhold.)

    Vivavavoom - That's a good eye as I nearly forgot about Cage in Fast Times & Valley Girl was one of the first roles where he got noticed around Hollywood. But you're dead-on about watering down certain things as Fast Time was not meant to be PG rated.


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