The origins of the phrase in English, however, can be traced back to a poem by E. E. Cummings published in 1922 and known by its first line "little ladies more", which contains the phrase "voulez-vous coucher avec moi?" twice.
The lyrics can also be found on the track "Get Out Of My House" by Dead or Alive, on their album Nude and also on the track "Nasty Naughty Boy" by Christina Aguilera, on her album Back to Basics.
Voulez-Vous is the title of an album and its title track by ABBA and a cover of the track by the A*Teens.
The first single of the German duo S.E.X. Appeal is named " Voulez-vous coucher avec moi"
This phrase is used in the South Park episode "Make Love, Not Warcraft" by Eric Cartman addressing Clyde (after Cartman asks Clyde if he is French, to which Clyde says no).
The phrase is used by the ostensible villain of the film Better Off Dead.
The phrase is also in the song "Doctor Monroe" by Casey Dienel.
The phrase is part of the song Voulez-Vous Danser by Ace of Base, on their album "Sign", released in 1993.
Chris Tucker says the phrase as he makes out with a French girl (Genvieve) in Rush Hour 3.
Makes an awkward pickup line when asked to a french girl as it's way too formal and more sort of written french.
Ask "tu aurais envie de faire l'amour ce soir?" instead.
She: (Pissed off, in french) "va te faire enculer espece de gros tas de merde, j'en ai ras-le cul de vos conneries, merde!!! je rentre!!!" (not meaning you should follow her to her place)
coucher= to sleep
*it should be noted that ce soir can be better translated as 'tonight'
Due to the directness of this phrase, it will never work on females. You might as well say 'baise-moi' (fuck me). Usually, this is said by americans on trips to europe who aren't used to handling any beverage with more than 0.2% alcohol
B: you're drunk, leave me alone
A: voulez-vous couch...
*kick in the balls*
Kids today, honestly.
Guy: *Thinks what did she just say? Oh well it sounded sexy I wonder if I can get in her pants* "Wow I didnt know you knew French"
Girl: *Thinks this guy is a loser*