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Seven segments related to one another only in that they all purport to be based on sections of the book by David Reuben. The segments range from "Do Aphrodisiacs Work?" in which a court ... See full summary »

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Seven segments related to one another only in that they all purport to be based on sections of the book by David Reuben. The segments range from "Do Aphrodisiacs Work?" in which a court jester gives an aphrodisiac to the Queen and is, in the end, beheaded to "What Happens During Ejaculation?" in which we watch 'control central' during a successful seduction. Written by Scott R. Vaughn <scott@vaughn.hon.msu.edu>

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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The roles of Fabrizio and Gina, for the segment "Why Do Some Women Have Trouble Reaching an Orgasm?", were offered to Richard Benjamin with Paula Prentiss and John Cassavetes with Raquel Welch. In the end, the parts were played by Woody Allen and former wife Louise Lasser. See more »

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In the final scene, The Operator says to think of baseball players to prolong sex and then says "Willie Mays, Joe Namath, Mickey Mantle". However, Joe Namath was a football player, not a baseball player. See more »

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The Fool: My father! You who died in childbirth!
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Opening and closing credits shown over footage of rabbits. See more »

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Spoofs What's My Line? (1950) See more »

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Let's Misbehave
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Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
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Played and Sung offscreen during the opening and closing credits by Irving Aaronson and His Commanders
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Everything you wanted to know, indeed.
18 August 2003 | by (Macau,China) – See all my reviews

`Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex' is a landmark, and of course a great exercise in comedy. Dividing the movie in 7 different segments (with some not including himself in the leading role) was the best Woody Allen could do, and this movie works better than his previous attempt (Bananas) and his posterior `Sleeper'.

In a way, it's less ambitious and targets all audiences. All short films are hilarious, in a crescent order. My favorite is the last, which satirizes the humanly body functions during intercourse. A must see, for all generations of movie likers. Rate: 5/5


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