NYPost published a very good article and some pieces from interviews with the actors:
Prepare to see Meryl Streep as you’ve never seen her before — on her knees.
In a scene from “Hope Springs”, a film about a married couple who head to a Maine retreat in order to repair their relationship, the Oscar-winning actress decides to give her crotchety husband, played by Tommy Lee Jones, a surprise.
They’re at a movie theater watching a French film with just a few other patrons around. Suddenly in the darkness, Streep nervously hops off her seat and begins to please the 65-year-old Jones.
The scene is meant to be lightly comedic, but younger viewers may squirm as unpleasant images of their parents flash through their minds.
Better get used to it. More than a decade after Bob Dole touted Viagra, sex among seniors seems to be becoming more prominent. And that includes the movies.
“Hope Springs” screenwriter Vanessa Taylor says portraying sexuality onscreen was vital to the story.
For me, this was about a couple who was trying to become emotionally and physically intimate again, and [sexuality] was an important part and a part that I wanted to see. I wanted to know what it would look like to try and recover a romantic and sexual relationship if you were a little bit older and if you hadn’t necessarily been the sex queen in the first place. How would you explore trying to become sexual again?
Also due this year is “Hyde Park on Hudson,” about FDR’s (Bill Murray) affair with his cousin (Laura Linney). Kinky. In the just-released trailer for this fall’s “The Big Wedding,” Robert De Niro is shown trying to get it on with Susan Sarandon on the kitchen counter.
These films follow 2003’s success “Something’s Gotta Give,” which featured an affair between Jack Nicholson and (a fully nude) Diane Keaton. “It’s Complicated” from 2009 centered on an affair between divorced couple Alec Baldwin and Streep and included a Skype sex scene where Baldwin was lying naked on the bed.