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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask (1972)

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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One of a number of collaborations of Woody Allen and Louise Lasser. The pair had been married but were divorced in early 1970. 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 Hamlet (1948) 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 ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT SEX: 3/4 stars.
12 May 2002 | by (a hole) – See all my reviews

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex But Were Afraid to Ask is hysterical romp that makes the book look even more shameful. The sketches are hit and miss but the ones that hit are brilliant and will have you laughing long after the film has ended. For istance, the whole 2nd act with Gene Wilder having an afair with a sheep is one I won't soon forget. And the most creative of the skits is the last one where we see what happens to a man before I night of sex. Some skits will run on a bit long, such as the spoof of monster movies where a man and a woman and a man are being stalked by a huge tit. This skit is done well, but it really isn't that funny. Another one that falls flat is the third skit in which a man keeps trying to bring his wife to orgasm. This has a good opening but really just falls apart towards the end. All and all this is some great Woody Allen work and I certainly enjoyed it.


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