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A Professional Car Washer Reviews Hollywood's Sexiest Car-Wash Scenes

Of all the mundane chores Hollywood has attempted to make sexy, none has so firmly established itself in the pantheon of cinematic clichés quite like the sexy car wash. Bad Teacher, the raunchy sequel to Waiting for Superman comedy that comes out on Friday, brings back the old trope with Cameron Diaz playing the part of female sponge. The scene, in which Diaz essentially gives the car a lap dance, got us wondering: Is she even getting that thing clean? So we called up Debra Gorgos, editor of Professional Carwashing & Detailing Magazine, to get her expert opinion on Hollywood’s scrubbing skills: In movies, washing cars is about boobs and butts, not hoods and trunks.

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