Pedro Almodóvar of Spain is a prolific director who has included eroticism in many of his movies.
Some people distinguish between "gratuitous sex" and sex scenes which are presented as integral to a film's plot or as part of the character development.
Sex scenes are the main feature of pornographic films. Erotic films are suggestive of sexuality, but need not contain nudity.
His films are also notable for feminist-friendly eroticism.
French filmmaker Catherine Breillat caused controversy with unsimulated sex in her films Romance (1999) and Anatomy of Hell (2004).
He is also a co-founder of film company Puzzy Power, a subsidiary of his Zentropa, with the goal of producing hardcore pornographic films for women.