5. Coming Home
Society’s double, triple and quadruple standards are on full display in this movie which stars Jon Voight as a wheelchair-bound veteran and Jane Fonda as caregiver.
The movie could have shown a graphic blood-spattered depiction of his body parts being blown off, which it didn’t. That would have been called ‘powerful’. But showing a sexual encounter between the characters was ‘controversial’. SEE ALSO: WWE wrestlers who are friends in real life – You will be shocked to see this! (With Pictures)
The history of cinema is punctuated by references to films that “break taboos”, like this one which deals the sexuality of physically handicapped people. The sex scenes here were significant not because they represented a stroke of genius by the film industry. It was, rather, the shocked reactions which were most telling and significant.