So I am writing a passionate scene where they are just holding hands. A simple touch. No kiss, nothing illicit, but intense. The question is, is it enough for the genre? Yes, of course, they'll get around to having sex -- but it has to be a slow build for the purposes of this story. And, after all, the anticipation is the best part.
The sexual possibilities of hand holding came to me via memories of Don Juan De Marco. I saw this movie when it first came out. It seemed a safe thing to see with my parents (I was just out of high school) but I was wrong. The movie made a long time impression on me. Of course I was a Johnny Depp fan (21 Jumpstreet being part of my formative years), but this was just, well, hot.
The opening scene is in a restaurant where Don Juan seduces a woman just by kissing her hand. I have to admit, it made my breath catch. I thought of this scene as I wrote it -- I just hope I've pulled it off.
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