The experimental movie is about a motorcycle racer Gallo who is haunted by tragic memories of a former girlfriend Sevigny , but it's most known for that scene and its reception at the Cannes Film festival more on that later. Gallo, who also wrote and directed the movie, told Film Freak Central that he pitched the project to Sevigny with whom he'd had a previous relationship of sorts by saying, "Remember that night in Paris when I did that thing to you but you didn't do it to me because you weren't so into it? Well, you might have to do that. On film. That Sevigny agreed to be in a sure-to-be-notorious scene was surprising, considering that she was a well-known, Academy Award—nominated actor, but she stood by her decision over a decade later. It was a risk.
Actors also do fake push-ups to get their muscles swelling out with an improvised movement. However, not all steamy scenes are stimulated. The movie is about a professional motorcycle racer Bud Clay who headed from New Hampshire to California to race again. Along the way he meets various needy women who provided him with the cure to his own loneliness, but only a certain woman from his past will truly satisfy him.
Working as an actor requires being open to some wild things. Having to film a love scene can give even the most courageous and reputable actors some stage fright. But imagine if you had to do it for real?