Please recommend film clips of women acting sexually confident (for imitation purposes)
August 22, 2011 6:48 AM   Subscribe

Please recommend scenes of women flirting effortlessly, being casually sexy and generally feeling comfortable in a sexually confident way.

I'm in a 10 minute play and I've finally got the lines down and the vocals mostly worked out.

The problem is, my body language sucks because I'm not this person at all and I've completely forgotten how to appear sexually attractive.

Opening performance was on Sunday and I sucked in an embarrassing and terrible way. I don't have to appear again until Thursday but obviously I'm going to have to mimic someone to get away with this.

Please recommend youtube clips of sexually confident women.
posted by h00py to Human Relations (31 answers total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
I'm the money.
posted by PenDevil at 6:52 AM on August 22, 2011 [4 favorites]

IDK about film clips, but you might want to watch some Beyonce videos to get the general feel of it.
posted by elizardbits at 6:53 AM on August 22, 2011

I'm partial to the classics.
posted by Go Banana at 6:57 AM on August 22, 2011 [5 favorites]

Check out Inara's scenes on Firefly. I'm watching through the show right now, and I'm always staggered at her carriage and poise, and the subtle way she exudes sexuality.
posted by litnerd at 7:00 AM on August 22, 2011

Speaking of classics...
posted by patheral at 7:04 AM on August 22, 2011

I can't think of any clips right now, but if you'll accept a little tip that might help: The first time I was cast as a flirty, confident woman in a play, I was 13 and totally innocent - so you can imagine the lack of sexy. I was useless at it until the director had the orchestra play sexy music during my entrance. I didn't know from flirting, but I knew about dance and movement. That wouldn't work with most plays (mine was a musical) but could you rehearse it a few times like that? By yourself even? And then have the music in your head, and the physical memory of that in your body, when you're onstage? I think the connection between movement and sexy confidence would work even better for an adult!
posted by DestinationUnknown at 7:05 AM on August 22, 2011 [1 favorite]

How about finding clips of Leverage and watching the grifter, Sophie, work a mark? She does "effortlessly flirty" pretty well.
posted by PussKillian at 7:15 AM on August 22, 2011

Anne Boleyn in The Tudors. I think you can stream it on Netflix, but I'm also sure there are clips of it on Youtube.
posted by thebazilist at 7:51 AM on August 22, 2011

19 year old Lauren Bacall, in To Have and Have Not. In her first film role, she was falling in love with the much older Humphrey Bogart, on film and in real life, and he was certainly falling for her.
posted by paulsc at 8:01 AM on August 22, 2011 [6 favorites]

Melanie Griffith as Tess McGill in Working Girl. All other aspects of her character are on "OMFG, I can't pull this off" but in her flirtation here it's clear who's in control.
posted by FlamingBore at 8:10 AM on August 22, 2011

Does it have to be film? How about the scenes on Lost of Kate back in the real world when she escapes and has to be flirty in order to get men to help her/trust her?
posted by spicynuts at 8:12 AM on August 22, 2011

Watch some clips of Samantha, from Sex and the City.
posted by hepta at 8:25 AM on August 22, 2011 [1 favorite]

The bookstore from The Big Sleep. Hot nerdy girl film noire style.
posted by Calloused_Foot at 8:44 AM on August 22, 2011 [4 favorites]

Dancing does help set your body to the right sexy tune. Nobody but Cyd Charisse can be this leggy and super-hawt, but if you watch it a few times, copy some of her walk and even get 10% of her sass down, you're a winner, try it as a warm-up to loosen up.
posted by dabitch at 8:48 AM on August 22, 2011 [3 favorites]

Most anything with Jennifer Connelly. The first parts of Requiem for a Dream.
posted by krilli at 8:55 AM on August 22, 2011

In the movie To Wong Foo, the drag queens force a young teenage girl to watch Anne Baxter's scenes from "The Ten Commandments" and tell her that THESE are the moves.

Always trust draq queens in these matters.
posted by hermitosis at 9:48 AM on August 22, 2011 [2 favorites]

Wear very sexy underwear.
posted by theora55 at 9:51 AM on August 22, 2011

Audrey Horne in Twin Peaks?
posted by ajarbaday at 11:18 AM on August 22, 2011 [1 favorite]

Cannot access Youtube at work, so no links but definitely check out Rene Russo in The Thomas Crown Affair.
posted by kitkatcathy at 11:28 AM on August 22, 2011 [2 favorites]

Bound, Black Swan (Mila Kunis, not Natalie Portman!!).
posted by ifjuly at 11:41 AM on August 22, 2011

Just watched Being John Malkovich last night, and Maxine is a pretty perfect example of what you're looking for (the actress got an Oscar nomination as well). I don't see the best examples on YouTube, but here's a decent one.
posted by coolguymichael at 11:47 AM on August 22, 2011

I don't have specific movie recommendations, but Maggie Gyllenhaal always strikes me as a very confident and flirty person without being over the top.
posted by sarahsynonymous at 12:04 PM on August 22, 2011

Violet and Corky in Bound.
posted by velvet winter at 12:18 PM on August 22, 2011 [1 favorite]

Annette Bening in The Grifters. The scene where she seduces her landlord is a lesson for all.
posted by war wrath of wraith at 7:00 PM on August 22, 2011

If you've got the time to watch a full film, Desperately Seeking Susan is a master class in how to be confident in another woman's skin.

If not, there are some great scenes in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (played for laughs) and in Clueless (played straight, but still funny)
posted by Mchelly at 7:45 PM on August 22, 2011

Linda Fiorentino in The Last Seduction,
posted by jefftang at 7:33 AM on August 23, 2011

Marlene Dietrich in Morocco.

Actually, Marlene Dietrich, Lauren Bacall or Marilyn Monroe in pretty much anything.
posted by rjs at 11:13 AM on August 23, 2011

(And Mae West, dammit.)
posted by rjs at 11:15 AM on August 23, 2011

And Carrie (for instance, when she and Charles discuss the number of people they've had sex with) or Lydia ('I was promised sex!') in Four Weddings and a Funeral. I'll let myself out now.
posted by rjs at 12:04 PM on August 23, 2011

Marilyn Monroe is particularly deliberately sexy in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
posted by endless_forms at 12:35 PM on August 23, 2011

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