Ecstasy: The First Female Orgasm in Film

Sun, 08/04/2013 - 08:35
Submitted by Anonymous

Well, happy Valentine's Day! I thought I would celebrate this sexy holiday with the movie that purportedly has the first female orgasm in film history, Ecstasy. This 1933 Czech film turned largely unknown actress Heddy Lamarr into a sensation.

Not only was the gorgeous Heddy naked but writhing in ecstasy, hence the title. The movie's love scene (for those who don't want to watch the film all the way through, and you know who you are) starts at 45:32. You would miss a lot fast forwarding though.

The entire movie is rather entertaining (if largely silent). It revolves around a beautiful young woman who marries a much older, impotent husband. On their wedding night, she hopes to have sex, apparently he doesn't (or can't). Our young heroine soon becomes very depressed (as many would) and longs for erotic fulfillment. She finds it in form of a gorgeous (we're talking major man candy here) young officer. The movie has a sensuous, languid feel. Scenes take a long time to build, and the actors convey most of their emotions through their faces. Interestingly, the first female orgasm seems to take place through oral sex.

The movie's content (skinny dipping, adultery, sexually frustrated women, and implied cunnilingus) created an avalanche of controversy, leading to its tagline of "The Most Talked About Picture in the World". It was banned in the U.S and was one of the factors leading to the infamous Hays Code that basically stripped sex from American cinema for about 30 years. Here is the entire move.

Happy Valentine's Day xoxo!

Hedy Lamarr (Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler... by ouilsonpapa

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Pearls tossed on the floor...

Wed, 02/15/2012 - 12:14

Pearls tossed on the floor... is that a 1933 version of the money shot?

Thanks Lilith . . .

Wed, 02/15/2012 - 14:53

I happen to be reading a biography of Hedy Lamarr called 'Hedy's Folly'. It's partly about her life, including the controversy over 'Ecstasy'. But she was also a highly intelligent woman with a number of complex inventions to her credit. I was naturally extremely curious to see the sexy film that launched her career, so I really appreciate your putting this up for us.

 I imagine as beautiful as

Sat, 02/18/2012 - 02:01
LilithLand (not verified)

 I imagine as beautiful as Heddy Lamarr was that she would be regulated to the role of eye candy and not taken seriously. I am glad you enjoyed the film. 

A 3.13 min clip of the Ecstasy fake orgasm

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 08:03

If this 3.13 min clip is what you referred to, I found it rather disappointing:-

According to this blog "Hedy simulated with the aid of the director jabbing a safety pin in her behind!":-

BTW I suspect that this was the first "orgasm" shown in a film on general release, not the first orgasm seen in porno.

not the first real orgasm but

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 09:24
Carlin Ross

not the first real orgasm but the first representation of female orgasm in film...pretty advanced for the times considering oral sex scenes get censored out of modern movies OR get NC 17 ratings like Blue Valentine.

I thought that was the

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 09:00
phoenix rising

I thought that was the orgasm. There was the flower juice scene just after...

Thx for posting this.

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 09:22
phoenix rising

I didn't see any orgasm and I didn't think they had oral sex either, as there wasn't much shown. By the way, I noticed she was crossed legs after, I think that might be how she got her orgasm, along with the romantic fantasy she was dwelling in. They didn't seem to enjoy themselves much and there wasn't a lot of passion except the breathing cleavage, the flower scene (I read that like his juice falling in her) and the horses secene at the end - that was hot! The whole struff made me cringe, except the fact she replies to her desire and that lack of sex and fun are triggering her cheating. My feeling is that those kind of movies gave my mom's generation a shameful perception of sex. 

The vimeo link is dead but you can download it

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 10:04

The vimeo link is dead but you can download the Heddy Lamarr "orgasm" 3.13min, mp4 video here:-