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->'''Jack:''' Bianca wanted it 6, 7 times a day. Always standing up.\\
'''Liz:''' Standing up? How would that even work?\\
'''Jack:''' You're joking, right?\\
'''Liz:''' ''[sheepishly]'' Yeah...
-->-- ''Series/ThirtyRock''

In short, when two people are having sex against a wall or other vertical surface, often spontaneously. One of the most common sex positions in films and television shows, as it can be worked into almost any setting (since almost any setting will have a wall, a tree, etc.) and avoids the need for nudity, thereby allowing the scene to pass with a lower content-censorship rating. Its spontaneous nature also drives home how passionate the affair is, since it's a popular position when one or both partners are cheating. In RealLife this ''can'' be done, but [[AwesomeButImpractical is not as easy]] [[IdealizedSex as it looks]]: holding someone up against a wall can get tiresome fast, and the person doing the wall-banging runs the risk of dropping their poor partner.

Not to be confused with [[HeadDesk someone banging their head against a wall]], or a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvey_Wallbanger Harvey Wallbanger]] (well, unless one of the participants [[{{Pun}} happens to be named Harvey]]), or RightThroughTheWall (though overlap with the latter is obviously possible), or firing squads. Often includes RightThroughHisPants.

The title is derived from DarthWiki/WallBanger, a page that has since joined the Administrivia/PermanentRedLinkClub.


[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Manga/FutariEcchi'': The titular couple get to try this position in their bedroom adventures.
* ''Manga/SensualPhrase'' has one. It comes from the epilogue, as [[spoiler:the married Aine and Sakuya]] have impromptu sex while their kid, [[spoiler:Shion]], is napping in the nearby room.
* ''Manga/HaouAiren'' also has [[spoiler:Hakuron and Kurumi]] doing this...but it's up against a door, and [[spoiler:Fuoron]]'s on the other side.
* [[spoiler: Kurono and Sei]] do this at the end of episode 15 and beginning of episode 16 of ''Manga/{{Gantz}}''.
* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'': While not against a wall, [[spoiler:Guts and Casca]] have sex against a tree for the better half of it.
* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', a naked Nami gets pinned against the wall of the bath she's in by Absalom, who has the clear intention of raping her. [[AttemptedRape It doesn't go much further, however.]]

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Between [[spoiler:Yorick and Beth toward the end]] in ''ComicBook/YTheLastMan''.
* Between [[spoiler:Quartermain and Nina]] in ''Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'', albeit against a tree.
* In ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}'' when Jesse and Tulip reunite and reconcile after escaping his psychotic family (and explaining why he left her in the process). The motel manager has to ask them to calm it down; Jesse just hands him some cash and tells him not to bother them again.
* ''ComicBook/LeScorpion'': Armando takes Ansea like this when she offers herself to him in ''In the Name of The Son''.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* There exists at least one ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' {{Yaoi}} doujinshi that feature Ed and Roy doing this, justified by the fact that Ed is depicted as [[HugeGuyTinyGirl much smaller]] than Roy in this particular artist's work, meaning he would be pretty easy to lift (it also uses RightThroughHisPants with Roy). It's by the artist Daen. This is quite common in Daen's works.
* This sex position is actually pretty popular in all kinds of hentai manga and doujins.
* Sokka and Azula's sex scene in ''Webcomic/HowIBecameYours''. Well, more like "rock bang her" since they're outdoors, but the rock ''acts'' as a wall.
* In a ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' fanfic titled ''Sent of Lust'', Scourge does this to Arcee.
* In another ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' fanfic titled ''A Warm Welcome'', Megatron does this to the OC (Original Character) Decepticon Femme.
* In the VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo fic ''Fanfic/WeekendAtHisaos'', Hisao does this with his girlfriend Shizune.
* In the SlashFic ''FanFic/ACharmedLife'' Ryuk does this with Light.
* ''Manga/{{Evangelion 303}}'': In chapter 17, Shinji and Asuka try this position, but Asuka gets pinned against their hotel room's large windowpane.
* In ''Fanfic/ACrownOfStars'', Shinji and Asuka took a shower together a short while after their LoveConfession. They didn't plan on having sex, but one thing led to another, and eventually Shinji was pinning Asuka against the bath wall while they humped each other.
* ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'': In a scene, Asuka mentions offhandedly that Shinji and she tried that position several times.
-->The bed creaked as Shinji lay down next to me, enveloping me in his arms. There were no erotic undertones to this despite all the times we had shared a bed, or the floor, or a bath tub, or a table, or a wall, or…
* Ringo and the Svenjaya woman Ranala have a quickie against the wall in the Svenjaya tunnels in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World''. George, who's there, finds it funny, and Ranala has an ImmodestOrgasm.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/AmericanGangster'': Richie gets interrupted in one of these by a call from the morgue.
* In ''Film/TheGodfather'', Sonny Corleone is in the middle of one of these during ''his sister's wedding'', of all times. With his sister's best friend and bridesmaid. While his wife is with his mother outside. (And probably fathering Vincent Mancini, Andy Garcia's character in ''Part III'', in the process.)
* At the beginning of ''Film/TheShawshankRedemption''.
* Used in ''Film/ThankYouForSmoking''. In three different rooms during the same visit.
* Occurs in a [[ShowerOfLove shower sex scene]] in ''Film/TheKentuckyFriedMovie''. The woman (Uschi Digard) is pressed up against the glass wall of the shower, so her breasts are comically squashed.
* In ''Film/StepBrothers'', the trope is [[GenderInvertedTrope gender-inverted]] since it's Alice who shoves Dale up against the wall the first time. In the UnratedEdition, the trope is PlayedWith during Christmas dinner when the wall turns out to be the door to the dining room and two accidentally burst through it, and [[LameExcuse try to pass it off as a massage]]. Played with ''again'' when they burst through the door a second time, albeit with Alice now facing Dale, and no one seems to notice. Even her ''husband'', on whom she's cheating because he's abusive towards and neglectful of her, is seated at the table and seems to be none the wiser.
* In ''Film/{{Elizabeth}}'' a lady-in-waiting gets this treatment while wearing a PimpedOutDress she "borrowed" from the queen. That happens to be poisoned. Hope the sex was good.
* ''We Don't Live Here Anymore'' features not one, but two scenes of Mark Ruffalo banging Creator/NaomiWatts upright against a wall -- or in the case of the first scene, ''an oak tree''. Ow.
* In the 1989 film ''Blood and Sand'', Juan (Chris Rydell) has sex with Dona Sol (Creator/SharonStone) against a tree.
* ''Film/LordOfWar'': Yuri Orlov, with his wife against the shower door. Actually, all sex scenes in this movie fit this trope.
* ''Film/JerryMaguire'' has Dorothy Ray, while swooning over Jerry, imagining romantic bliss while proclaiming "whoever snagged him must be one classy babe." [[GilliganCut The movie cuts]] to Jerry nailing his screaming fiancee to the wall, visual shorthand for her [[MyGirlIsASlut not being "classy."]]
* While it happens in ''Film/{{Roadhouse}}'', the relative positioning of Patrick Swayze and Kelly Lynch's bodies means that either nothing is really going on at all, or else Swayze is a very, very lucky man [[BiggusDickus if you know what I mean...]]
* In one of the funniest scenes in ''Film/BabyBoy'', [[AccidentalPervert Jody]] is unable to sleep because his mom and her new boyfriend are having sex, [[ImmodestOrgasm rather loudly]], in the other room. We see it, too - and it starts with a Wall Bang, but evolves into what can only be described as "the African Squat Fuck", ''across the room''.
* Subverted in ''Film/BasicInstinct'', when Creator/MichaelDouglas initially pushes Jeanne Tripplehorn against the wall. After some intense groping, he suddenly pulls her over to the couch, drapes her over it, and takes her from behind.
* Happens in ''Literature/TheJoyLuckClub'' with the mom who later drowned her baby.
* It also happens in ''Out of Time'' when the two leads, the police chief and the wife of an abusive ex-footballer, are having sex against the bathroom door, goes through said door and then against the wall. When it's over, you see [[RightThroughHisPants he's still wearing pants]].
* Happens between Carrie and Brian while in bed with Early listening in on the other side in ''Film/{{Kalifornia}}''.
* In ''Film/{{Quadrophenia}}'', Jimmy and Steph are doing this in an alley while the big fight between the Mods and Rockers is going on.
* ''Film/GangsOfNewYork'': Amsterdam and Jenny end up doing this after a round of {{Slap Slap Kiss}}ing.
* Happens in ''Film/TheLastKingOfScotland'' in a bit of a....well, lengthy scene. You thought you weren't gonna see James [=McAvoy=]'s butt? You thought wrong, mister.
* The (more or less) clothed version happens in a deleted scene from ''Film/RepoTheGeneticOpera'', between Amber Sweet and Graverobber.
* Happens [[HoYay between two men]] (one of whom is Creator/BradleyCooper) in ''Film/WetHotAmericanSummer''.
* Sharon Stone and William Baldwin get a scene like this in ''Film/{{Sliver}}'', although it's more up against a column rather than a wall.
* There is an extremely unpleasant looking scene involving a couple screwing against a tree in ''Film/TheNailGunMassacre''.
* Done spectacularly in the ''Film/DarkShadows'' movie where Barnabas and Angelique do it against the wall... the floor... the ceiling...
* In ''Film/{{Shame}}'' the protagonist has sex with a girl against a wall in an alley at night.
* Happens between Illeana (Creator/AngelinaJolie) and James (Ethan Hawke) in ''Film/TakingLives'', though they eventually move onto the bed.
* There is a brief scene in the beginning of the film ''Film/{{Jarhead}}'' where the protagonist wallbangs his girlfriend.
* Robin Shea (Rebecca De Mornay) in ''And God Created Woman'' gets it in a gymnasium by the contractor protagonist Billy Moran.
* ''Film/ShootEmUp'' features this at the end of the film's sole sex scene, with Smith servicing DQ against the wall while simultaneously gunning down the men sent to kill them.
* Yet ''another'' Sharon Stone example in ''Film/TheQuickAndTheDead'', used to symbolise the frantic nature of their sex as it's a PreClimaxClimax. The position has an additional advantage of showing off her [[HellBentForLeather hot leather pants]] when Russell Crowe grabs her ass.
* Sharon Stone ([[RunningGag there seems to be a pattern, here]]) up against a door in ''Year of the Gun'', followed by her getting eaten out on the couch, and then taken doggie style on the bed.
* ''Film/{{Spectre}}''. Bond pushes Lucia Sciarra up against a full length mirror for a makeout session.
* A gag scene from ''Film/TheXFilesFightTheFuture'' has the two main actors hamming up their AlmostKiss with a passionate make-out in which Scully slams Mulder up against the wall...before they slump to the ground.
* Happens between Cecelia (Keira Knightly) and Robbie (Creator/JamesMcAvoy) in the film adaptation of ''Literature/{{Atonement}}'' when she is wearing the iconic green dress in the library. They are walked in on by child Briony, causing the major point of misunderstanding that leads to all other events unfolding.

* This is the content of the one and only sex scene in ''Literature/{{Atonement}}'', as detailed [[ItsNotPornItsArt lengthily and lovingly]]. At least the author mentions how awkward the position would be if the participants weren't the same height. The loving detail is actually due to the literate male attempting to keep his stamina up. He notices stuff like their heights and how the light falls and how uncomfortable the position might be for her (in the corner of a library on a desk) in order to [[ThinkUnsexyThoughts keep his mind off of the sex and thus last longer]].
* In the ''Literature/RizzoliAndIsles'' ''books'', a minor character exchanges sex in this way for a place to stay/eat/money. She's mildly disgusted, especially considering the open windows. She idly wonders if the man is showing off, which increases her disgust.
* ''The Memoirs of Cleopatra'' by Elizabeth George has UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar making love to UsefulNotes/CleopatraVII like this and promising that he won't let her touch the ground until it's over. Interestingly for this trope, the sex in that book is never really that graphic, including in this scene.
* OlderThanFeudalism nonfiction example: According to the ''Literature/KamaSutra'', "When a man and a woman support themselves on each other's bodies, or on a wall, or pillar, and thus while standing engage in congress, it is called the 'supported congress'."
* According to Frank [=McCourt=]'s memoir, ''Literature/AngelasAshes'', this was how he was conceived, and he refers to it as a "knee trembler".
* The expression also crops up a lot (though it's more often discussed than seen) in the ''Literature/AdolfHitlerMyPartInHisDownfall'' septology.
* Alluded to in ''Discworld/NightWatch''; one of the [[UnusualEuphemism Seamstresses]] asks Vimes if he wants a tuppenny upright. Vimes has to tell his younger self "it's a kind of donut," but even young Vimes suggests that he doesn't think that's what it really is, and "I think it's something rude."
* ''The Bronze Horseman'' by Paullina Simons. Captain Belov solves the practical issues by constructing a shelf at groin height for his wife to sit on.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* [[http://www.hulu.com/watch/78797/dead-like-me-rest-in-peace?c=1418:1494 This]] ''Series/DeadLikeMe'' clip with Creator/JewelStaite's character in a record store.
* ''{{Series/Firefly}}'': A scene from "Out of Gas" with Kaylee that ignores the bit about keeping the clothes on. Made even more impressive by her visually diagnosing a critical engine failure in the midst of said bang. [[http://www.hulu.com/watch/4541/firefly-out-of-gas?c=1163:1351 See it here, if you're in the United States.]] Coincidentally, Kaylee is also played by Creator/JewelStaite.
* Happens up against the wall of a cricket club while Simon is waiting to bat in ''{{Series/Kingdom}}'':
-->'''Simon:''' I'm in! I'm in!\\
'''Woman:''' I noticed!
* Occurs in the 6th season of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' between Buffy and Spike. In the alley, next to a dumpster, behind the Doublemeat Palace during Buffy's break. Classy.
** And in their first sex scene; [[DestructoNookie not that the walls are there for long]].
* ''Series/ThirtyRock'':
-->'''Jack:''' Bianca wanted it 6, 7 times a day. Always standing up.\\
'''Liz:''' Standing up? How would that even work?\\
'''Jack:''' You're joking, right?\\
'''Liz:''' ''[sheepishly]'' Yeah...
* While it's not shown, an episode of ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' reveals that this is Dr. Cox's favorite sex position. HilarityEnsues when Jordan offers it to him after he hurt his back earlier in the day. He cried during it.
* David Boreanaz did commentary on an episode of ''Series/{{Bones}}''. "We look so hot here - we could take our clothes off and do it against the wall." He talks about a bloody crime scene with guts up the walls and man-eating stray dogs everywhere.
* Monica and Chandler of ''{{Series/Friends}}'' have sex up against their gigantic picture window, with Monica's brother Ross [[WhatAnIdiot having just moved in right across the street.]]
* Nathan and Haley in a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJTcmlOLLF8 memorable scene]] on ''Series/OneTreeHill''. At the wedding reception of Lucas and Peyton, no less.
* ''{{Series/The L Word}}'', Season One, Limb from Limb, Gene and Jenny-though strictly speaking, it's more like Aquarium Window Bang Her.
* Lt. Matthew Scott and Lt. Vanessa James are doing this in a storeroom before being interrupted by Colonel Young's radio call, in the first episode of ''Series/StargateUniverse''. The scene was cut during some UK broadcasts, leaving the viewer with no explanation of why Matt looks flustered when he reports for duty and far worse, causing Vanessa's later jealousy over Matt and Chloe to seem unfounded and stalkerish.
* ''{{Series/Rome}}'': Marc Antony stops his army just to have sex with a random shepherdess this way. (She looks rather bored, as if this sort of thing happens all the time.)
* In an episode of ''Series/{{Rush}}'' Michael and Stella do this.
* Creator/BenedictCumberbatch's character did this in the first episode of ''Literature/ToTheEndsOfTheEarth''.
* Offscreen, Amy and Rory on ''Series/DoctorWho'' may have done this (with the ladder of a bunk-bed) when their daughter [[spoiler: Melody/River]] was conceived, if a couple of joking but [[StrangeMindsThinkAlike matching]] tweets from writers Creator/StevenMoffat and Creator/NeilGaiman should be treated as WordOfGod.
* In ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', Ted proposes this to Stella. "It will be like a three-way: you, me and the door." To this, Stella replies "Yeah, but then it's going to be weird between me and the door tomorrow."
* ''Series/{{Cracker}}''. Fitz realizes the killers of a loan shark have done this when he finds long hair on the wall near the body. He then has a couple of amused detectives recreate the event.
* In ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryCoven'', Zoe walks in on Madison having SexForSolace with Zoe's [[CameBackWrong resurrected]] love interest Kyle this way.
* In the ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E17Heart "Heart" (S02, Ep17)]], Sam slams Madison against the wall as they start pulling each others clothes off.
* ''Series/{{Copper}}'': Kevin and Elizabeth when their {{UST}} finally explodes in "Arsenic and Old Cake".
* ''Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond''. Ian Fleming is shown passionately [[WallBangHer Wall Banging]] his GirlOfTheWeek, while his future LoveInterest is being kissed and undressed by her husband and looking rather bored by the whole business. When these two meet up towards the end of the episode, it becomes a literal wall bang [[InterruptedIntimacy as a German bomb drops on them]] as they're making out against a hotel corridor wall. In the next episode a German officer is having sex with a woman with her propped on the sink in a public lavatory. She looks rather uncomfortable with this position, but not as uncomfortable as the German is [[CampingACrapper when someone sneaks up behind him and throws a garotte around his neck]].
* ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'': The VictimOfTheWeek in "Delicate" has sex with her ballet teacher this way shortly before her murder.

* Music/{{NSYNC}}'s song "Up Against The Wall". During live performances of the song, the band's dancers would throw them up against speaker shaped velcro walls.
-->She took my hand\\
We never said a word at all\\
She starting grinding\\
Shorty had me up against the wall\\
Ask me about tomorrow\\
You know that I don't care at all\\
I just got caught up when\\
She had me up against the wall
* "Dirty Little Thing" by Adelitas Way
-->"I like it when you're watching me, you grind your teeth, I like it when we're up against the wall"
* Music/{{Tupac Shakur}}'s Rather Be Your N.I.G.G.A
-->"Makin' love all day against the wall in the hallway"

* The two servants in ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' make a HurricaneOfPuns about this.
* The song "Lovely Ladies" from ''Theatre/LesMiserables'', about prostitutes advertising their wares, features the line "Bargain prices up against the wall."

[[folder:Video Games]]
* The title character in ''VideoGame/MaxPayne2'' does this to [[spoiler:[[DarkActionGirl Mona Sax]]]], then later hallucinates about doing it again.
* The ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights'' module ''VideoGame/TheBastardOfKosigan'' has at least three possible occurrences (with Laura in the witches' cave hideout, with Diane using a tree on the way to the bandit camp, and the somewhat...thorough...make-out scene with Alex in the end of the second module). Most other sexual encounters in that series use either beds or tables.
* ''VisualNovel/SchoolDays'':
** Out of [[AnythingThatMoves Makoto's]] sex scenes in the original game plus the UpdatedReRelease, three are like this: one is with [[spoiler: Sekai]] and happens in the rooftop of the school, another is with [[spoiler: Hikari]] against a wall out in the open, and the remasterized version adds one where [[spoiler: he fingers Kotonoha against a love hotel wall while she gives him a handjob.]]
** In the sequel ''Cross Days'', two of [[spoiler: Yuuki]]'s sex scenes with [[spoiler: Ai Yamagata]] take place against walls: in one he does her from behind, and on the other they're facing each other.
* The culminating scene of Miranda's romance in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' starts looking like Shepard and Miranda are going to have sex on the console, then they head for the wall, before finally settling on the floor.
* Used for the sex scene between Ivan and Gian while in Ivan's safe house, near the very end of his route, in ''VisualNovel/LuckyDog1''.
* Ryo and [[spoiler: Nurse Kaori]] from ''{{VisualNovel/Crescendo|EienDatoOmotteItaAnoKoro}}'' manage to pull this in, of all places, [[MakingloveInAllTheWrongPlaces a store's fitting room.]]
* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', this can happen between the Inquisitor and a romanced [[TheBigGuy The Iron Bull]].
* Out of the sex scenes in ''Visualnovel/TrueLoveJunaiMonogatari'', the one between the PlayerCharacter and [[spoiler: the HospitalHottie Misako]] is the one that fits the most as he does her against the wall of [[spoiler: the school's sick bay.]]

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* The one and only explicit sex scene in ''Webcomic/CollegeRoomiesFromHell'' has this between [[spoiler:Mike and April]].
* ''Webcomic/MagickChicks'': Done while Faith and her boyfriend, Ash, were making out in the park. In the upper-left panel, his thumb is hooked in the waistband of her panties, pulling them ''[[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/stop_teasing and her sweat pants]]'' partway down. While the bottom-left shows him leaning further down, indicating he's pulling them off. Their lower bodies are kept out of frame, but by the final panel, he's inside her and [[CoitusEnsues bangs her against the tree.]]