“Buyers Guide to Sex in Sin City” by David Seidler, is a book for the buyer. As a writer and editor of a sexual advice column for the local newspaper, I’ve had many people ask me about the sex scenes in the movie, as well as about the books on the subject.
There is no one sex scene in the book, there are numerous scenes that have been written around sex and sexuality in Sin City. The book covers the history of the film from its inception to the climax, including all of the nudity and blood. There are also several short scenes of sex, which you may not think of as being related to a film, but are as rich in sexual innuendo as any porn.
One scene that really jumped out at me was when Mickey Rourke, who plays Mickey’s boss, enters the bar and sees the two guys in the booth with the girls. He walks over and asks them who the guys are and ask if they want to see a show. Mickey and Tony enter together and walk over to the booth. Tony tells Mickey to go to hell, and Mickey is horrified that it’s his boss.
After the scene of Mickey and Tony walking down the street, there is a brief scene in which Frank Castle (Ray Winstone) is in a bar talking with Mickey. He pulls a gun from his jacket, but just as he is about to fire it, Mickey pulls out his own and points it at him. In a quick exchange, Frank realizes that he can’t kill Mickey, so he takes off after him.
The book contains all of the sex scenes that were shot in the film, which is a nice feature. The problem with many movies is that they shoot sex scenes out of sequence. Most movies have a beginning, middle, and end, and then they have sex scenes that occur between the three or four minutes of time left on the clock. The best movies cut the sex scenes between the scene where Mickey gets shot in the hospital and the one where he shows up at the club after the shoot-out.
If you’re a fan of the film, the book is great for getting a good feel for how the scene was shot, and whether or not the actors who were on set were aware of their roles in the scenes. and their reactions. You don’t have to sit through all of the scenes to get an idea of how the characters act and the way they talk.