(From the interview of Hanif Kureishi in NYT)
It's rare to find sex in the movies actually sexy. Do you find it compelling?
When I was a young man, there was no sex in movies. You had to see ''Last Tango in Paris'' to see sex, and it was thrilling and confusing and psychological. Now, of course, there's too much sex. What I'm interested in is minds. With sex, you are vulnerable and crazed and disrupted. That is interesting, and you can't get that in porno films. And it's always wonderful to see people kissing. A kiss remains intimate in the movies.