The new movie "9 Songs" has finally broken a big taboo, with scenes with what New York Times critic Stephen Holden describes as "a man and a woman enjoying spontaneous, passionate ... sex." Here's the thing: The sex is real and explicit, but the film isn't a porn movie. It's a real movie with a plot, and represents, says Holden, the "tumbling of the final sexual barriers in art films."
The now-broken taboo, Holden says, is actually a big yawn.