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"Tonight, 10 PM, at the Pit, Everyone Gets Laid."
Moles Mullaney, Part of Moles radio commercial for the Pit Party, PCU

For fictional people past puberty, any wild party with all genders, teen or otherwise, is all about one thing: getting it on. This can be a good or bad thing, depending on many factors. Although one absolute in fiction is that if it's a teenage girl going, and you're her guardian, it's always a bad thing.

Part of the reason for this is simply that All Men Are Perverts and All Women Are Lustful.

If it's planned and advertised as an orgy, it doesn't count.

Compare Hookers and Blow, Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll. See also Binge Montage.

Related to All Men Are Perverts, All Women Are Lustful, Everybody Has Lots of Sex, Everyone Is Bi, But Liquor Is Quicker, Everybody Must Get Stoned, Love Is in the Air, In Vino Veritas, Strip Poker and Skinny Dipping.


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    Anime & Manga 

    Comic Books 
  • Issue 5 of Associated Student Bodies ends with the annual New Year's Eve party, which is very intentionally one of these.
  • Any party in Cherry Comics inevitably turns into an orgy.
  • The Wicked + The Divine: Sahkmet's parties are guaranteed to devolve into orgies as a matter of course.

    Fan Works 

    Film — Live Action 
  • The Trope Namer is 10 Things I Hate About You when Dr. Stratford hears that Bianca is going to a party. Ironically the party in question is actually a pretty standard Wild Teen Party, but Dr. Stratford fears this trope.
  • Most of the parties in the American Pie series.
  • In The Beach Girls a no holds barred sex, drugs and alcohol orgy is followed by a pot party/sex orgy at Uncle Carl's house at Paradise Beach over Memorial Day weekend.
  • Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice: Alice demands an orgy with the four of them after finding out about Ted's affair. They all get naked and crawl into bed together, but then they change their minds.
  • Bruiser: For something that is ostensibly a work event, the Bruiser magazine masquerade has very heavy sexual overtones, with most of the entertainers dressed in S&M outfits.
  • In Can't Hardly Wait, one of the guys goes to the party just to lose his virginity.
  • The teenagers of Cherry Falls host just such a party to escape a serial killer targeting virgins.
  • In Confessions of a Psycho Cat, the swingers party where Buddy hides out has people having sex in the living room while the party goes on around.
  • The drunken party thrown to celebrate Johnny's release in The Criminal. The first thing Johnny sees on entering his flat is a couple making out on his couch.
  • Curse of the Crimson Altar: The party that is raging at Craxted Lodge when Robert arrives seems to be fast devolving into an orgy. Oddly, all of the partygoers are gone the next morning, and the event is never mentioned again.
  • In Eternal, Elizabeth's masquerade party in Venice is filled with nubile young women in Stripperific outfits making out with each other.
  • A Hard Day's Night - The Beatles, confined to their hotel suite, discover Paul's grandfather has borrowed an old waiter's formal clothes and gone out to a gambling club. Paul, anxious about it, concludes "He's probably in the middle of some orgy by now!" They all react with excitement at the idea and rush out to find him.
    Old Waiter: Wait, what about me?
    John: You're too old.
  • The costume party in House on Bare Mountain degenerates into one of these after the guests indulge in the thoroughly spiked punch.
  • Joe (1970): Bill and Joe, looking for Melissa in Greenwich Village, run into some hippies who lure them to the hippies' apartment. After sampling from Bill's large stash of drugs (taken from Melissa's boyfriend), the hippies lose their clothes and the orgy follows.
    Joe: All my life I've never been to an orgy. This is an orgy, isn't it?
  • Life Blood: The 1969 New Year's Eve party is a decadent Swingin' Sixties party, with plenty of topless women and awash in booze and drugs.
  • The Matrix Reloaded: On the eve of battle with the Machines, the scantily clad humans of Zion have a huge party with booming music and grindy dancing. This intercuts with Neo and Trinity having sex in their room nearby.
  • The party at the frat house in M.F.A. is this, with semi-clad women and men grinding on each other. Noelle picks up her next victim here.
  • Spoofed in Not Another Teen Movie.
  • In a mid-credits scene at the end if Old School, Heidi invites the recently-divorced Frank to "a little get-together" the next evening. Given the events at the beginning of the film, an assumption could be made that the event Frank was invited to was an orgy.
  • The page quote comes from PCU, but the film actually inverts the trope: The Pit's house band decides to name themselves "Everybody Gets Laid," so that they can capitalize on people coming in thinking an orgy is going to happen. However, they just planned to have a concert in order to raise money, no orgy intended.
  • In Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise they advertise their party by altering the neon sign of "Hotel Coral Essex" to read "Hot oral sex".
  • Ripper: Letter from Hell: Following the first meeting of the study group, the students attend a sexually charged costume party in an abandoned warehouse. There are plenty of Sexy Whatever Outfits and bumping and grinding. Marissa has anonymous sex with a stranger in the bathroom and then gets murdered.
  • In Rock Star the after party following a Steel Dragon concert really does turn into an orgy. The film features an amusing "morning after" scene where the protagonist rolls out of bed, leaves the bedroom, and finds literally dozens of naked people passed out on the floor of his hotel suite.
  • Saint Laurent: The film portrays the famous designer's notoriously debauched phase and there are multiple party scenes that feature sex, drugs, rent boys and gigolos.
  • Savage Man, Savage Beast: At an anti-hunting demonstration on the Isle of Wight, the demonstrators are seen regularly engaging in nudity and intercourse.
  • The Friendsy's scene in Seeking a Friend for the End of the World turns out to be this. In the short time before the world is destroyed, the restaurant decides to party it up and be as friendly as possible with the customers and each other, and often a bit too friendly.
  • In Smokin' Aces, Buddy Israel's penthouse apartment is obviously showing signs that the party held the night before the action of the movie starts was one of these. Naked women abound, furniture is knocked over, and Buddy gets really, really pissed off that someone somehow got "human ejaculate" if you know what I mean and I think you do on his best suede jacket.
  • Superbad has the two main characters inadvertently get tangled up in one of these as they head to the party they are supposed to attend. It doesn't go very well for either of them.
  • One segment in Sweden: Heaven and Hell involves a pleasure cruise travelling the islands near Stockholm as a group of horny young people drink, have sex, and exchange partners during the trip. The narrator claims these so-called "boat excursions" serve as little more than an excuse for teenage girls to lose their virginity.
  • In Train, the 'party' that causes the team to miss their train is more like a rave: full of drugs, topless women, and offers of casual sex.
  • The end-of-term party where Felix is humiliated in Truth or Dare (2012) is awash in sex, drugs and alcohol.
  • Velvet Goldmine - innocent new wardrobe mistress Shannon is led by Jerry De Vine into a distinctly uninhibited party of stars and crew, all laying about on floor cushions.
  • Viridiana: The bums, who have been given shelter by Viridiana in an outer building of the estate, sneak their way into the main house and decide to have dinner in the fancy dining room. It dissolves into a drunken orgy that includes sex behind the sofa.
  • The Wedding March: Nicki's and Cecelia's fathers seal their children's Arranged Marriage during a party at a fancy whorehouse that devolves into an orgy. This scene, with half-naked prostitutes rolling around on the floor, is typical of how director Erich von Stroheim pushed the boundaries of censorship.
  • In the biopic Yves Saint Laurent, sex and drugs fuel many of the party scenes. In one scene, Yves consumes some magic brownies and then proceeds to seduce his long time boyfriend Pierre, while Pierre's hookup sleeps at their side.

Son: Hey, Dad, can I ask you a question?
Father: Of course.
Son: You and Mom are both white, but I'm black. How come?
Father: That party was such a wild time, it's a wonder you don't bark.

  • In Michael Swanwick's Bones Of The Earth, a party among a group of researchers turns into this, thanks to alcohol and triceratops mating displays. Long story.
  • By all appearances, Lord Iron's soirĂ©es at his city mansion in The Cambist and Lord Iron meet this description.
  • The Cornelius Chronicles: Jerry Cornelius stages a party like this in The Final Programme, and breaks up a party (with machine guns) that's got bits of this going on in The English Assassin.
  • In the chronologically first novel, Driz'zt and some other recruits at the academy are ordered to participate in the initiation rite of new young priestesses. Having completely different morals than the rest of drow society, he is seriously freaked out when he realizes what kind of ceremony it is and for what kind of "assistance" the male recruits were needed.
    • Made worse when his sister tries to seduce him when he leaves the room.
  • In Kushiel's Dart, Melisande hires an entire brothel (a high-class establishment practicing one of the most honoured professions in that particular culture, but still a brothel) as the setting for her lover Prince Baudoin's birthday party. Longest Night parties, for courtesans, are similar.
  • One of the many, many parties in Bret Easton Ellis' The Rules of Attraction is "The Dress to Get Screwed Party".
  • In Stephen King's The Stand, Larry Underwood throws a party at a beach house after hitting the big time with his single, "Baby Can You Dig Your Man." This party goes on for a few days, and the narration mentions that something that sounds like an orgy is happening in the basement.

    Live Action TV 
  • Blackadder II's "Beer" has Blackadder's aunt, The Fundamentalist Lady Whiteadder, express her disapproval of guests of any kind in a home.
    Lady Whiteadder: For where there are guests, there are people to FORNICATE with!
  • Every party shown on Blue Mountain State defines this trope, featuring rowdy sex fuelled by copious amounts of alcohol and drugs.
  • Brave New World: Inspired by the novel, each episode has at least one orgy scene. Apparently they are mandatory for Alphas and Betas.
  • Breaking Bad: Since Jesse can't stand being alone for more than a few hours due to his guilt over killing Gale, there's one going on at his house continuously throughout the first half of the fourth season. Jesse lures in tweakers with free meth, free money, and free pizza, and lets them squat at his place. Even his two closest friends, Skinny Pete and Badger, eventually just get tired and leave.
  • In a second season episode of Party Down, the company is unknowingly hired to cater a party that is meant to be one of these. The invitation was so badly worded that none of the guests realized it, either.
  • From Season 2 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, there is the college party in "Reptile Boy".
  • The first episode of Skins is about Sid trying to lose his virginity at a party, and pretty much every party in that series features rampant drug use and sex. Indeed, the show was famous enough for these that the phrase "Skins party" became a British neologism in the mid-late '00s.
  • In City of Men, 'funk dances' are a prime location for making out and hooking up.
  • In the Cold Case episode "The Key", the Victim of the Week is stunned that her husband has brought her to a key party (though the plan is for people to choose a partner and go home with them rather than having an orgy there). She gets back at him by being the first to pick.
  • Inverted on Degrassi: The Next Generation: A party actually interferes with Emma and Sean having sex. Especially when one of the guests dies.
  • ER. Carol is stunned when the teenage girl she's treating for an STD admits that she and her classmates have been attending these sort of events.
  • Perry's idea in The Fall of the House of Usher (2023) is to throw the wildest, most exclusive party imaginable, which he envisions as a masked rave with dedicated areas for people to drink, do drugs, and fuck without being disturbed. Perry's explicit motivation is to collect dirt on the partygoers, who are all being filmed with hidden cameras. The party's pivot into an orgy kills nearly a hundred people, Perry included, when the sprinkler system mistakenly dumps acid onto the naked partygoers.
  • Inverted in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Frank invites Dennis to an Eyes Wide Shut-style cloaks and masks orgy, but it turns out to be just a buffet for overweight middle-aged people.
    Dennis: What did you bring me to?
    Frank: This is a buffet!
    Dennis: I can see it is a buffet, but why is there a buffet at a goddamn orgy, Frank?!
    Frank: (grabs a plate) Well, you don't wanna bang on an empty stomach, do ya?
    Dennis: I don't wanna bang any of these people any way, they're all paunchy, weird and old!
    Frank: You can't tell under the mask.
    Dennis: I can absolutely tell! And why are our costumes so much elaborate than anyone else's? Like, they didn't put any effort into it. (guesturing to a fat guy sitting on a couch) Aw, Jesus Christ! That guy is not even wearing a mask!
    Frank: Now, he's got the right idea. (lift up his mask) This beak is interfering with my nosh.
    Dennis: What are you doing?! Don't take it off! Aw, Jesus! What are we doing here, man? How is this even an orgy? Nobody's having sex! What did you bring me to? You brought me to— What is this? It-it's like a half-nude buffet party!
    Frank: Well, it's not exactly what I thought it was gonna be either... But it's okay. There's a lot of food!
  • Crews and Reese crash one of these in the Life episode "Dig a Hole," hosted by two computer-nerds-made-rich.
  • In the Mad Men episode "Time Zones", Roger Sterling is shown waking up amid the aftermath of one of these in his apartment.
  • Invoked in a sketch from Monty Python's Flying Circus when a psychiatric patient begins replacing his words with completely wrong ones.
    Man: It's so embarrassing when my wife and I go to an orgy!
    Doctor: A party?
    Man: No, an orgy; we live in Esher.
  • Inevitably riffed on in MST3k; during a screening of Laserblast. The protagonist is at a birthday party looking through the house for his girlfriend. To be fair to the trope, he has already wandered past one couple who were making out. He opens a door and pokes his head in:
    Tom Servo: Hey, there's a dozen naked teenage girls in there! That's what happens at these teen parties - it's true
  • Schitt's Creek: David and Patrick decide to throw caution to the wind and have a threesome with Jake. Already nervous, they arrive to discover they are not the only guests and a party that will likely turn into an orgy is underway. On top of that, their best friend Stevie is present and irritated they are there. They decided to leave, telling her to have fun.
  • In one season one episode of Sliders, the gang slide into a world about to be struck by a species killing asteroid, that never developed nuclear weapons and has no way to stop it. During their time there, they come across a group of revellers who've decided to have a nonstop party 'til the world ends, including lots of getting extremely liquored-up, sex with anyone who comes near you, and even a game of Russian Roulette in full swing. Then Quinn and Arturo develop the world's first nuclear warhead, it gets shot up on a cruise missile and destroys the asteroid, and the people of the world are extremely embarrassed as a result.
  • Smallville: In "Spell", Clark's birthday party for Chloe in the Kent family barn is getting a little wild, worrying him. He hadn't seen nothing yet: Lana, Chloe, and Lois, having been possessed by a trio of witches from the 1600s, cast a spell that turns it into a bonafide orgy—the Kents are still finding misplaced underwear in the barn days later (fortunately for Clark, they're so used to bizarre events by now that his explanation that A Wizard Did It barely rates a raised eyebrow).
  • Spoofed in the German sketch-comedy Switch Reloaded, which had a skit where there was a commercial for a broom with spikes at the end for poking such guests in the heels to bring them to leave.
  • On That '70s Show, Kitty and Red, along with Bob and Midge, are invited to a swinger party. It's a regular cocktail party, but the point is for the women to go home with (and sleep with) a different man. Kitty, Red, and Midge are disgusted and leave. Bob is intrigued (but without Midge to "trade," he can't participate either).
  • True Blood had Maryann parties; parties also known as incredible orgies in the middle of the forest. Incredible orgies used as a tribute to Dionysus that turn humans crazy
  • Veronica Mars features more than one dark example. One of the main crimes Veronica investigates in the first two seasons was her own rape at a party. The third season's main villain is a serial rapist on a California University campus who roofies girls at parties.
  • In an episode of Without a Trace, the agents learn that their Victim of the Week and his friends would have parties like this. It turns out he was trying to help a friend of his who had been raped at one of them. Sadly, this is one of the episodes where the missing person is found dead.

  • The music video for Dillon Francis' "Not Butter" first goes from a fairly realistic Wild Teen Party, then it steadily escalates to some Wacky Frat Boy Hijinks, and then this trope.
  • "Miss Freelove '69" by The Hoodoo Gurus is about a gathering of friends that, fueled by sake, turns into this. Band leader Dave Faulkner insists it's autobiographical.
  • The clip for Charlie Puth's "Marvin Gaye" is one of these. It starts with a boring prom party until the music makes everyone start making out and banging on the spot.
  • Bob Seger's "Horizontal Bop" tells about someone trying to get one of these started:
    Somebody bring the records
    Somebody bring the brew
    Someone get a house
    Buddy, we'll know what to do
    Someone tell the ladies
    Someone make a deal
    If we can't find a house
    Then someone find a field
    Grass is good as carpet
    Anyplace is fine
    It's time to get rockin'
    Babe it's time to shine
    Tell 'em we'll be dancin'
    Dancin' til we drop
    It's time to get down and do the horizontal bop
  • System of a Down's "Bounce" uses an Unusual Euphemism to describe one of these.

    Visual Novels 
  • Reigning Passions: Sevastian is known for throwing wild parties, where it's not uncommon to find people getting physical with each other in plain view.

  • The parties of the Val'Sullisin'rune clan in Drowtales often turn into this. But given the cultural sensibilities of the Drow this isn't seen as a negative, and the parties are generally a fun time for all.
  • Inverted in Moon over June, when a prior hookup bumps into Summer and invites her to a "group thing" she is part of that is getting together for a session that night. Cue Sex Addicts Anonymous meeting. Being Moon over June, it turns into exactly this kind of party anyway.
  • In Volume 9 of Outsiders, Ebony Larsson is kept awake by the noise of her colleagues partying in the hotel room next to hers, but when she goes to complain she finds the party is, in fact, an orgy; with toppled furniture, scattered clothes and Jefferson Airplane playing on the TV. She promptly shuts the door and comments that it's like a real-life scene from the movie Caligula.
  • In one Sandra and Woo arc, in order to celebrate the success of professional climber Butterfly, the raccoon goddess declares "early mating season" for all those present.
  • Exploited by Lana in Spying with Lana, when she used such a party as a cover to drug a group of guards using spiked alcohol.

  • No Place to Be Somebody: In a strange aside that has nothing to do with the main plot, Melvin talks about how he went to a party, where everybody took their clothes off and it turned to an orgy...and then they forcibly stripped and raped him.

    Western Animation 
  • In Futurama, Hedonism-bot has a party that is basically an orgy, except then almost everyone there gets blown up.
    Hedonism-bot: Everywhere I looked, there were piles of bodies... and then the explosion struck! Ah ha ha ha! Oh hoo hoo...
  • An example from Regular Show (hey, it is meant for teens... kinda):
    Benson: It's almost 8 o'clock. Kill the lights!
    Muscle Man: [unzipping noises] Woohoo! Skips is going to be totally surprised when he walks in and sees us totally naked!
    Benson:'s not that kind of party, Muscle Man.
    Muscle Man: Aww... Don't turn on the lights.


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