HBO's "Westworld" takes place in a futuristic Western-themed amusement park for rich vacationers looking to act out fantasies with robotic hosts and no fear of consequences. "Host" Maeve Millay (Thandie Newton, at left with co-star Rodrigo Santoro) is the madam of a saloon and brothel, where her employees are some of the most popular attractions. Click through our gallery to see more depictions of robot sexuality on film.
Major Motoko Kusanagi (Scarlett Johansson) is a cyborg policewoman in "Ghost in the Shell," coming to theaters in March. The live-action film is based on a Japanese manga series and media franchise. In the series, Major wears provocative outfits, has a flirty personality and has relationships with both men and women, all in an attempt to better understand humanity.
In the film "Ex Machina," Kyoko (Sonoya Mizuno, left) is a humanoid robot and servant to a software company CEO. Unlike fellow robot Ava (Alicia Vikander), she is programmed to be obedient, can't speak and does whatever her creator wishes.
In the AMC show "Humans," anthropomorphic robot Anita (Gemma Chan) is purchased by a husband to be used as an assistant in his household, but he ends up using her for sex, too. Other humans on the show also engage in sexual relationships with their "synths."
In the film "Her," Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix) is a lonely introvert who starts a relationship with an operating system named Samantha (Scarlett Johansson). They engage in phone sex, and she sends a sexual surrogate named Isabella to further their relationship.
In an episode of the TV show "Black Mirror," Domhnall Gleeson and Hayley Atwell play a young couple, Ash and Martha. When Ash is killed in a car crash, Martha learns that she can keep in touch with him via an online service that eventually leads to the creation of an android resembling him.
In the film "Blade Runner," genetically engineered "replicants" are used for dangerous work off-planet. They are designed to look like humans, and some of them, seeking lives of their own, go rogue. Pris (Daryl Hannah) is considered a "basic pleasure model."