Despite the slack economy, people still spent their time and money on entertainment this year, and it wasn't always worth it. Need proof? Check out these low moments of on-screen sexuality. From the silver screen to live television, here are 2009's worst offenders of tasteless, icky or just plain unsexy sex scenes.
1. Nite Owl II and Silk Spectre II in The Watchmen
We weren't sure if this was supposed to be funny or sexy, but it failed on both counts. This strange, awkward, quasi-fetish superhero lovemaking scene took place on board a spaceship and was set to Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah." And that's all we have to say about that. 5 Wacky Sexual Fetishes To Start Your Day
2. Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler in The Ugly Truth
This year's award for the worst imitation of a fake orgasm goes to Katherine Heigl in The Ugly Truth, who paid tribute to the restaurant "O" scene in When Harry Met Sally. In The Ugly Truth, Heigl's character wore vibrating panties to a business dinner, and the remote ended up in the hands of a kid at the next table. You can imagine what happens next. Funny? Yes. As good as the original? Not a chance.
3. Alien-Human Sex in District 9
We loved superb B-movie District 9, in which hundreds of thousands of stranded aliens live in a Johannesburg refugee camp, but we could have gone without that glimpse of alien-human sex.
4. Bruno (All Of It)
People who paid to see Sacha Baron Cohen act out his alter ego Bruno got an eyeful—a sore eyeful. From the opening sequence featuring a talking penis, to the man-on-pygmy action, to what perhaps may be the most awkward seduction of a political candidate, Baron Cohen's movie is full of unpleasant, uncomfortable sex—which, we're sure, is just how he wanted it.
5. The Last House On The Left Rape Scene
This horror film started out with a brutal scene: The rape and abuse of the two young girls, one killed and the other beaten nearly to death. Sure, it figured into the plot of the movie, but it went overboard in its gruesomeness, as the villain egged on his son to molest the girl, and got angry when his son refused. How To Know When Sex Is Not Consensual