The marketing team behind She’s Out of My League — a raunchy romantic comedy out this Friday about the impossible love between a person and another, more attractive person — released a scene from the movie last month in which Jay Baruchel’s character, Kirk, becomes so aroused during a dynamic make-out session with Alice Eve’s Molly that he how shall we put this wraps things up early. It was ostensibly meant to showcase the movie’s edginess, but the savvy consumer knew it wasn’t anything new: nowadays, every Apatow-style irresponsible man-boy must run through an awkward sexual encounter, often complete with an awkward (mostly premature) ejaculation, before he can transform into a slightly less irresponsible man-boy. It’s the latest development in a rich cinematic history of funny-on-purpose male orgasms, a history we’ve delved into for you here today. Did we leave out any trailblazers?
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