Hemingway, Magnum P.I., whatever; we get confused by powerful men with equally powerful mustaches. Anyway, HBO’s latest movie is about the relationship between war-correspondent Martha Gellhorn (Nicole Kidman) and Ernest Hemingway (Clive Owen), and there’s a fantastic scene during which a bombing run leaves the two writers trapped in the same hotel room and lust overcomes them. See, this wouldn’t have worked with Tom Selleck; nothing overcomes that guy.
Maybe this isn’t Nicole Kidman’s best sex (scene) ever, but frankly, she’s performed a great number of sex acts in movies and it’s hard to rank them. Some people might say that her best work was in “Eyes Wide Shut,” when visions of her would-be tryst with a naval officer tortured Tom Cruise. Others might say that her hottest sex scene can be found in her movies from the 1980s. These days, people seem most interested the scene in “Paperboy” in which she pees on Zac Efron. It’s not necessarily a kinky moment because it’s done to soothe a jellyfish sting, but the sting was faked while the pissing wasn’t and we hear that Efron liked it.
· “Hemingway & Gellhorn” (hbo.com)