DISCLAIMER: It's Friday and I'm bored!
Anyone who reads my scripts knows I like to write sex scenes. Alot. And Readers seem to like them, as this one recently made clear:
You write great sex scenes....Ooooooooh boy!
The thought of my giving a lone Reader somewhere a little bit of a thrill is always nice, but someone I showed one of my scripts to recently came right out with:
This sex scene...Where did you get your inspiration from?
It's one of the few questions I've ever had about my writing that I just didn't have an answer to - or rather, didn't dare answer without looking like a freak. However, I managed to anyway, since I blurted out, "I watch a lot of porn." WTF? Not only is that a ridiculous answer, it's not even true: like most women seem to, I bloody hate the stuff, it's SO DULL and predictable for one thing, before we even get into the moral issues.
So, this little episode got me thinking: are all sex scenes (bar rape scenes, but you all know what I think of them, people!) autobiographical?? If I think alot of writing is in re/presentation - the RE-presenting of what we have done and/or thought about - and I do think this, are we actually kissing and telling on all our sexual conquests every time we write a sex scene??
Over to you...