Real Or Simulated? The New Generation Of "Hard-Core Art" Sex Scenes

03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • MIREYA NAVARRO New York Times

A few years ago, Michelle Borth went topless for a movie, and she thought: "That's it. That's my last topless scene."

Then she read the script for the new HBO show "Tell Me You Love Me." The show required frontal nudity and such explicit sex scenes that the first question asked at a press conference with television critics last July was:

"Did anybody actually do it?"

The answer was no, but Ms. Borth, who plays Jamie in "Tell Me," is not faulting anyone for wondering.

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