That alone is difficult to watch because of the actress' and character's age.
Even though it's less than 20 years old, this film feels like it's from a different world, if only for this one scene.
Perhaps because of how beloved this film is, this is a scene that not a lot of people ever think about.
It's especially weird how the kiss goes down.
Now, this scene is not gratuitous, but Stefanelli was only 16 years old while shooting this scene.
For both of these roles, Griffith was under the age of 18, which was shocking because of the combination of nudity and intimacy, particularly with older men.