Shailene Woodley says the sex scene in The Spectacular Now is her “favorite”.
The 21-year-old actress plays Aimee Finicky who loses her virginity to Miles Teller’s Sutter Keely.
Appearing on The View on July 24 – Woodley said, “It’s my favorite scene in the whole movie because it is so real.”
“The audience does feel uncomfortable watching it because it almost feels like you’re invading somebody’s privacy. There’s not fancy music playing and there’s not any exaggeration of what it’s like to be intimate with somebody for possibly the first time. It’s also just a minute-long shot of us making love.”
US Weekly reports she said she believes The Spectacular Now is “the most authentic coming of age movie that we’ve had in maybe 20 years. It’s just such a real look at what adolescents are doing today, the way they interact with their parents and they way they interact with each other. There’s no glamour. They’re not trying to make it something that’s it not.”
Real it was. No one on set wore makeup.
“There’s zits,” Woodley admitted. “It’s so real!”
“I think there’s a process that a lot of young girls go through in high school where they kind of lose themselves in a relationship,” she shared. “I actually think it’s a really important part of life, because had I not gone through that, I wouldn’t have taken the time to get to know myself and get to know my own needs.”