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'Unashamed' actor who ejaculated in real-life sex scene defended decision to feature in controversial movie

'Unashamed' actor who ejaculated in real-life sex scene defended decision to feature in controversial movie

'I am the opposite of ashamed'

An actor who performed an unsimulated sex scene in a movie has defended his decision to take on the role.

Actor Kieran O'Brien starred in the controversial movie, 9 Songs back in 2004 where he played Matt.

The movie tells the story of an intense relationship between a young couple, charting their first encounter at Brixton Academy to their split.

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In the movie, O'Brien took part in numerous graphic, unsimulated sex scenes with co-star Margo Stilley.

At the time, 9 Songs was particularly controversial after it featured oral sex and ejaculation - but O'Brien doesn't regret any of it.

Speaking to The Guardian back in 2005, he said: "It wasn't difficult for me to make and I'm really proud of it.

"Honestly, I don't know what all the fuss is about. It's a film about two people in a monogamous relationship, having sex as you'd kind of hope that everyone does.

The movie was released in 2004.
Revolution Films

"It's the age-old cliche: if you don't want to be offended, don't see it. But really I can't believe that people will be offended.

"I don't think anyone really was - they either didn't see it or they saw it and affected that reaction."

The movie, which was directed by Michael Winterbottom, was particularly criticised by Ann Widdecombe, who compared it to pornography.

At the time, she said: “It is not the [BBFC’s] role to allow pornography to enter the mainstream."

But the critics didn't fuss O'Brien, who only has fond memories of filming.

He added: "The film to shoot was bizarre and incredible. I doubt I'll experience anything like it.

"At some points, I would be taking direction from Michael standing naked with no mistaking where he could hang your towel, if you know what I mean.

"Michael would be wondering where to put his eyes. A lot of it was very funny."

Kieran O'Brien and Margo Stilley.
Alison Buck/WireImage

Stilley also spoke about her thoughts on having sex on camera, explaining that she too is 'proud' of the movie.

Speaking to The Irish Examiner in 2008, she said: "You'd think I invented sex! I got told I was a whore and a sl*t and how could I do it.

"And what kind of role model did I think I was giving young women?"

She added: "It was a film about love and sex. It wasn't porn. I mean, I had sex with my boyfriend last night and that wasn't porn.

"It was just hot sex! 9 Songs was a real film about love and sex, and I wanted to do that film and I am proud of it."

Featured Image Credit: J Vespa/Getty/Revolution Films

Topics: TV and Film