Does a Story Ever Really *Require* A Sex Scene?

I am honored to have the folks at Speculative Faith post an article of mine: Actually, Fantastic Films Don’t Require Sex and Nudity. In this piece, I examine two potential problems with the argument that nudity and/or sex scenes are necessary to any film.

Special thanks to E. Stephen Burnett for his encouragement and editing prowess, and for coming up with a great tagline for the article: “Might we end up justifying idolatry or sexual sins by believing ‘the story made me do it’?”