Orgasm Scene In 'When Harry Met Sally' Wasn't That Natural for Meg Ryan — VIDEO
One of my favorite hobbies is going into delis and pretending that white fish salad is more pleasurable than a vibrator. I'm KIDDING. It takes a lot to fake an orgasm in a deli, and Meg Ryan would know — Rob Reiner had to teach Ryan how to fake a big O for that classic scene in When Harry Met Sally . In fact, he told the Huffington Post all about it.
When was the last time you heard an orgasm touted as "tepid?" Eek.
Now, while I find it difficult to believe that Ryan had to learn how to fake an orgasm — and if she's never faked one in her life, then she's just pretty damn lucky — it's easy to get behind the fact that having a volcanic orgasm in public might be a little nerve-wracking. I get anxiety ordering my drink of choice at Starbucks sometimes. But I cannot possibly imagine being told by a director how to emit orgasmic sounds, even though, hmm, I imagine that this is an everyday sorta thing for porn actors. Regardless, here's a new wave of weird sex advice for ya — Male Directors Teaching You How An Orgasm Should Sound. (Cringes.) But oh, the things people do when they have a killer Nora Ephron script in their hands...
You can watch Reiner recall the whole story, and demonstrate his instructions for pseudo-orgasming, in the video below. So, will you have what he's having?
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