The Proposal, a dippy but amiable rom-com out in the UK next week, is notable in a handful of modest ways. It returned Sandra Bullock to the American box proposal No 1 slot for the first time in a decade.
It raises not a flicker of scepticism that a year-old woman will still be able to have children. It allows Fuck imageporn Reynolds to demonstrate scene comedic range few would have imagined him capable of. It sees Golden Girl Betty White back on the big screen.
But its most striking feature — certainly the one the media have thus far majored on this site now included — is the scene in which its two stars get their kit off and crash into each other. For background: Bullock is a tough-talkin', ball-bustin' publisher; Reynolds her put-upon PA. Bullock gets threatened with deportation nude to Canada by some immigration meanies. The only way she can stay put is to get hitched, so she blackmails Reynolds into green-card groomery.
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There, in the process of chastely sharing a room, and after much elaborate set-up about not realising Bullock was out of the shower already, and Reynolds being temporarily deaf on account of listening to an iPod, the two of them collide naked the trailer offers an artfully snipped snippet.
This scene took nude days to shoot. It's no more than faintly scene despite Bullock and Reynolds being proposal physical comedians. But it's been worth its weight in gold in terms of publicity.
Almost every interview given to promote The Proposal has focused on the ins-and-outs of tante sex anal that scene — the size of Bullock's modesty-saving loofah in the preamble ; the reaction of the crewthe slippage of Reynolds's micro loincloth.