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Elizabeth Hurley has a steamy sex scene in son Damian's directorial debut

21-year-old Damian Hurley said that "working together was a dream."

So that's how it is in their family.

Twenty-one-year-old Damian Hurley is making his directorial debut with the erotic thriller Strictly Confidential, and his mother, Elizabeth Hurley, 58, plays a key role in the project. The film follows Mia (Georgia Lock) as she investigates the mysterious death of her friend Rebecca (Lauren McQueen).

The elder Hurley appears to play one of Rebecca's family members holding a dark secret — and for some reason, a good portion of her screen time in the trailer is spent hooking up with another female character, played by Pear Chiravara.

To be fair, sensual scenes are par for the course for erotic thrillers, and there are plenty of other sexy sequences in the trailer that don't involve Hurley's character — but the overall tone of the Austin Powers star's scenes feel a little weirder with the knowledge that her son wrote the screenplay and is working behind the camera.

The filmmaker told PEOPLE that even though the "power dynamic" between him and his famous mom as director and actor was "complicated at the best of times," the collaborative process was still satisfying. ​​It was, he said, "a joy to come to work and tackle each day together.”

"We only had 18 days to shoot the whole film, so our twin-like telepathy was invaluable throughout," Damian Hurley continued. "To work tirelessly alongside such a committed and talented cast was truly inspiring."

<p>Franziska Krug/Getty</p> Damian Hurley and Elizabeth Hurley

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Damian Hurley and Elizabeth Hurley

In a 2022 Instagram post celebrating the conclusion of filming, Damian praised his "beautiful and supreme mother" for accompanying him on his creative journey. "I want to worship [Elizabeth Hurley] who, during the making of my first ever short film back in 2010 (when I was 8) promised me she'd be in my first feature; true to her word, the minute this film was greenlit, Mama dropped everything and raced out to the beautiful Caribbean to help," he wrote. "Working together was a dream."

Lionsgate will release Strictly Confidential on April 5. Watch the new trailer above.

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