Hollywood readies for CGI sex scenes to prevent COVID-19 transmission


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The novel COVID-19 epidemic may completely transform the way sex scenes are recorded in Hollywood – with CGI being the forefront of the movement.

When studios in California reopen on June 12, filmmakers will have to reassess “close contact moments” to avert transmission of the coronavirus between actors. A document from the film editors’ association that’s 22 pages discloses that these sequences, including sex moments and other intimate scenes, have to be “either rewritten, abandoned, or [produced using] CGI” months in advance. With all of that said: get prepared to see more digitally-edited keisters.

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Since March, productions in Hollywood have been shut down, though last week, studios were given the green light by California Gov. Gavin Newsom to recommence filming — giving they adhere by social distancing rules of thumb. Romantic scenes will need to be re-examined in order to assure the safety of all performers, according to aa deep-seated document distributed by the film editors’ union. Additionally, all crew members will be mandated to wear visors, masks, and other PPE (personal protective equipment) and will be urged to often wash their hands.

These guidelines will be policed by “coronavirus compliance officers,” who at all times will be present on-set. On June 1, the Industry-Wide Labor-Management Safety Committee Task Force for the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers proposed widespread use of PPE, and regular testing, along with “special considerations” for crew and cast working in tight quarters. And though Gov. Newsom has allowed production to reconvene on the 12th of June, “it remains unclear when actual work will restart given the fact that Los Angeles county has struggled to contain viral outbreaks.”

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