E.L. James’ Grey series is a flaccid excuse for sexual fantasy. For something to leave you on the brink of ecstasy, try these books and movies written and directed by Latinos.
Sex Love Repeat
By Alessandra Torre
Written for women that need not one, but two men to keep them satisfied. Are they enough?
Excerpt: “You are mine,” he grunts out, pumping into me, the length and level of his arousal brutal. “Mine,” he swears, as he releases my mouth and turns me around, pushing me forward as he yanks my legs back, one hand hard on my back, the other gripping my ass. He doesn’t slow the movement, giving me full, hard thrusts, my breasts bouncing from the top of my dress, the mirror above the sink giving me a full view of my slutdom. Paul, in worn jeans, a white tee-shirt, light hair mussed, mouth open, intensity over his face. His reflection pulls at my hair, tilting my head back, and I find his eyes on mine in the mirror.
For those in a couple, I dare you not to rip each other’s clothes off. For those that are single, I dare you not to reach for you trusty vibrator by the time she reaches her hand between her thighs.
The Last Night I Spent with You
By Mayra Montero
Because sexual stalemates do not have to endure, long-time married couple Cecila and Fernando embark on a sexual adventure to the Caribbean to reignite desire and satiate fantasies.
Excerpt: Celia burst into laughter, her bare breasts trembled, and in a final maternal gesture she put her hand between my legs, found me with her fingers, and gave me a circular caress, free now of all desire, a grateful, gentle caress, like the faithful licking of an animal.
Las Edades de Lulú
Film directed by Bigas Luna / Novel by Almudena Grandes
Credit: The Ages of Lulú / Umbrella Entertainment
For those tied and bound by morality, Lulú takes you on an exploration of sexual freedom that teeters on perversion.
Excerpt: Me besó dos veces, en la cara interior del muslo izquierdo. Luego alargó la mano hacia la bandeja, cogió un bote de cristal de color miel, lo abrió y hundió dos dedos, el índice y el corazón de la mano derecha, en su interior. Era crema, una crema blanca, grasienta y perfumada. Rozó con sus dedos mis labios recién afeitados, depositando su contenido sobre la piel. Sentí un nuevo escalofrío, estaba helada. Entonces pensé que quedaba todavía mucho invierno y que los pelos tardarían en crecer. No iba a ser muy agradable. Mientras tanto, Pablo recopilaba tranquilamente todos los objetos que habían intervenido en la operación, devolviéndolos a la bandeja, que empujó a un lado. Después, también él se desplazó hacia mi derecha, desbloqueando el espejo que tenía delante. Mi sexo me pareció un montoncito de carne roja y abultada. A ambos lados de la grieta central, se extendían dos largos trazos blancos. La visión me recordó a Patricia, de bebé, cuando mamá le ponía bálsamo antes de cambiarle los pañales. Pablo me miraba y sonreía. –¿Te gustas? Estás preciosa… –¿No me la vas a extender? –No. Hazlo tú. Alargué la mano abierta, preguntándome qué sentiría después. Mis yemas tropezaron con la crema, que se había puesto blanda y tibia, y comenzaron a distribuirla arriba y abajo, moviéndose sobre la piel resbaladiza, lisa y desnuda, caliente, igual que las piernas en verano después de la cera, hasta hacer desaparecer por completo aquellas dos largas manchas blancas. Luego me resistí a abandonar. La tentación era demasiado fuerte, y dejé que mis dedos resbalaran hacia dentro, una vez, dos veces, sobre la carne hinchada y pegajosa. Pablo se acercó a mí, me metió un dedo con delicadeza, lo extrajo y lo llevo a mi boca.
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Falling in love with the right person and learning everything you can about her is easy and natural. But although you might think you know everything you can about your special lady, we bet that there are still questions that are left unanswered in your life. For one, do you know everything you can about her sexuality? Probably not. But don’t worry because learning about her in a more intimate setting is something that can help you two get closer and strengthen your relationship in the long run.
That’s where these 20 sexual questions come in. These sexy questions are all things that you can ask your girlfriend tonight, tomorrow and the next day. And they are all guaranteed to bring further intimacy and continue to build your bond. So, get to cuddling and share some details of your sexy past and even sexier future — and get ready to hear hers.
1. Have you ever skinny dipped?
This kind of question is sexy in and of itself because it forces you to talk about two things that are very alluring: Nakedness and being daring. It’s a question that can definitely create a lot more conversation and you can talk about where you’ve skinny dipped or, even better, where you want to skinny dip in the future, together.
2. Where would you love to have sex?
People can have a lot of different answers to this question, so it’s definitely one that you want to ask your girlfriend earlier on in the relationship or when you are feeling that things are getting a bit stale. It’s the kind of question that can lead to a lot of really interesting conversations, honestly. And plans. Don’t forget to make the plans.
3. What is the sexiest thing about women to you?
Women are sexy, period. And you probably already knew that since you find your girlfriend pretty darn sexy, too, but have you ever stopped to think what exactly makes her sexy to you? Ask this question of her and you both might end up surprising each other with what the conversation brings.
4. Do you like to be dominant or passive?
Every relationship is complicated and everyone’s sexual desires are complicated but you can really delve deep into your girlfriend’s desires by asking her this question. It might even spark a fuller conversation where you talk about your own preferences, too.
5. What’s the ultimate role play for you?
Role-playing is something that can take your relationship to the next level or get you out of a rut. It’s also something that can simply inspire some interesting conversations, which is why this is definitely a question that you should ask your sweetie. Maybe just wait until you’re in a really intimate moment first, though.
6. Who is your secret celebrity crush?
Talking about your celebrity crushes is a sure-fire way to invite some fun conversation and intimacy into your relationship. Of course, the key here is to ask your girlfriend about her secret crush. You know, there’s always somebody that she may name that is unexpected and will solicit more sexy questions.
7. Are you more rough or passionate?
Passion is an excelleny thing to have in a relationship but it’s definitely not the only thing. And when it comes to having sex, people tend to have a style. Some like it really rough and dirty while others like it passionate and sensual. Although neither is right or wrong, it’s good to know what your girlfriend prefers by asking her this question.
8. What kind of talk do you like, if any, in bed?
Some people like sexy talk. Some people do not. Some people like it super dirty. Some do not. You may not know exactly what your girlfriend prefers just yet because it can be an awkward subject to just bring up out of the blue, so why not ask her? This way, you’ll have something new and totally sexy to talk about in bed.
9. What’s the sexiest thing someone has done to you?
You can definitely make this a really interesting question if you ask what someone has done “to” her and “for” her. It will definitely mean two different responses, but I bet both of them will be surprising and interesting. Just don’t be afraid to share your own answer to this question, too.
10. What’s your favorite body type?
One way to talk about the things that you each find sexy is to talk about the type of bodies that you find most attractive. This can be an interesting thing to bring up but definitely make sure to only bring it up if you are comfortable in your body and relationship, since you don’t want to get jealous over what she says.
11. What’s your view on “50 shades”?
50 Shades of Grey is a book and movie franchise that changed the world or, at least, the way women behave sexually. All of a sudden, it became okay (and even encouraged!) to be kinky. But how much do you know about your girlfriend’s opinion on the books and the sexy topic? Now’s the time to ask!
12. Have you ever had sex more than once in a day?
No matter how good your sex life is, there is always room for improvement. When you are getting more intimate with your partner, you might want to know what their “record” is in terms of the most times they have ever had sex. And then, I suggest, you improve upon that number.
13. Where do you like being touched the most?
Some of us fully admit that our breasts are the most sensitive place while others love gentle little kisses behind the ears. And some of us still find something else so erotic that it makes sex even better. This is a great question to ask earlier in your relationship so that you can make sure to touch that part more and more.
14. Have you ever had sex in a public place?
Sex in public is still a taboo subject but it’s one that we should be discussing more because, for some people, it’s the pinnacle of sexuality. Whether or not you are turned on by it, it’s something that you should think about and consider with your partner. That’s why you should find out if she’s ever done it in a public place.
15. What is your favorite sexual position?
Everyone has a favorite sex position and anyone who claims not to is clearly lying. This is definitely a daring question to ask your sweetie but it’s one that can lead to greater sexual satisfaction. If you know what they like (and know what you like), then you can do a lot more in the bedroom to bring pleasure to each other.
16. Have you ever been so horny that you couldn’t control yourself?
This is definitely a sexy picture and an even sexier image to have of your girlfriend, though you’ll probably want to make sure that you’re fairly secure in your relationship before bringing this one up. It’s also best to talk about this when you are having a particularly intimate moment, perhaps laying in bed at the end of the day.
17. Have you ever been to a strip club?
Who says that men are the only ones that get to enjoy strip clubs? Us ladies can love them too, and perhaps you’re even the kind of couple who has ventured out to one together. But even if you’re not, this is a fun topic to bring up with your special lady and hear about her experience.
18. Have you ever gotten with someone you weren’t allowed to?
One way to talk about taboo subjects in your relationship is to do it out in the open. That’s why you should definitely bring up whether your girlfriend has ever been with someone she wasn’t supposed to. Sure, it can lead to some interesting conversation… But it can also lead to some interesting revelations.
19. What kind of outfit would look best on me?
This is the kind of question that you’ll want to ask your girlfriend when you are feeling particularly comfortable with her. But, when it comes right down to it, it would be a good idea to know what your partner likes for you to wear… and visa versa. That way, you can both always look great for each other.
20. Have you ever tried tantric sex?
If you didn’t know this, tantric sex is about having a really intense, connected experience during sex (either by yourself or with a partner). It’s something really enjoyable that couples can enjoy together but, before you try that, you should definitely talk to your partner about whether or not she has tried it before… and what her experience was. And if not, perhaps it’s an experience you can have together.
“Gretel and Hansel” is now in theater telling a new version of a timeless Grimm’s fairy tale. We all grew up knowing the story of “Hansel and Gretel” and the lesson of being careful where you go and who you befriend in the world. Mexican cinematographer Galo Olivares helped director Osgood Perkins create a universe as creepy and tantalizing as one would expect from the classic tale.
Galo Olivares is the man behind the haunting and unsettling imagery of “Gretel and Hansel.”
For Olivares, the first thing he had to do was to make sure he found the right place to create the perfect ambiance for the film.
“The first thing that I did after I got out the plane was start scouting, and we realized Dublin, Ireland was the perfect canvas for this story,” Olivares says. “All the team did a great job. We had a great production designer and a marvelous costume designer. Sophia Lillis and Alice Krige were just wonderful so it was pretty easy to come together with all the pieces for this film.”
Olivares grew up with the creepy tales of La Llorona and the story was one that inspires his work on this film.
“I grew up hearing the legend of La Llorona. My grandmother’s house was somehow close to a cemetery and I remember we could see it from the top floor,” Olivares recalls. “We have several legends here in Mexico where we actually celebrate death. We have the day of the dead, which is a beautiful celebration that reminds us that death is part of life. So, I have always been inspired by this universe and I loved being able to bring a small part to this film.”
The biggest thing Olivares wanted to do was give the story a modern upgrade while keeping the spirit of the story intact.
“I remember one of the first things we talked about with Osgood was what he didn’t want this movie to be. Suddenly, we started to talk about Star Wars and how this tale could be timeless,” Olivares says. “That’s why there are many modern details but you cannot tell when is this happening, whether it’s the past or future or another dimension maybe. I always thought of the witch’s house as a kind of mothership.”
You can watch “Gretel and Hansel” now in theaters.