Of course there is a purpose to this and their subsequent steamy-windowed consummation: it is basically the very definition of the calm before the storm.
But here director Nicolas Roeg showed off both of his actors completely, making this a sex scene that is also a bona-fide nude scene.
Is this commentary on the dehumanizing voyeurism perpetuated by these kinds of scenes? Otis , but if you watch the scene which lives on today on tube sites , there's some very genuine chemistry there.
A bare breast is more difficult to get through the censors than a body riddled with bullets.