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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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Helen (as Heather Macrae)
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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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31 January 1973 (West Germany)  »

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Are Transvestites Homosexuals?  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Woody Allen once famously said the following quotes about sex: (1) "It's the most fun I've ever had without laughing" (2) "Having sex is like playing bridge. If you don't have a good partner, you'd better have a good hand" and (3) "I'm a practicing heterosexual, although bisexuality immediately doubles your chances for a date on Saturday night". Moreover, Allen once said that he included in this movie "every funny idea I've ever had about sex, including several that led to my own divorce". See more »

Goofs

In the "transvestite" segment, the host tells Sam the bathroom is "upstairs, first door on the left." But the bathroom door, and all the other upstairs doors, are on the right. See more »

Quotes

[Fabrizio tries in vain to get Gina excited]
Fabrizio: [romantically, in Italian, as he rubs her] Foreplay... foreplay... foreplay... foreplay... foreplay...
[a long time later, Gina is still insensitive]
Fabrizio: [sleepily, in Italian] Foreplay... foreplay... foreplay...
[Fabrizio falls asleep on top of her]
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Crazy Credits

Opening and closing credits shown over footage of rabbits. See more »

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Referenced in Sex and the City: Bay of Married Pigs (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Let's Misbehave
(1927)
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
RCA Records
Played and Sung offscreen during the opening and closing credits by Irving Aaronson and His Commanders (uncredited)
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This is a very funny parody of pop sex-psychology literature…
29 September 2008 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

The film is entirely about sexual perversions, even though it is not technically erotic… Allen has taken some of the most popular clinical treatments of sexual fetishes and has placed them into very unusual situations…

Gene Wilder, for example, falls in love with a sheep; Woody Allen plays a medieval court jester who gets his lance stuck in his lady's chastity belt while the king is off fighting in the Crusades; a giant breast is released upon the countryside; an Italian couple can only find happiness in public sex; and we are taken into the inner labors of a male human body as it tries to seduce a woman in a car…

Each individual scene is quite well done… The tales are rapid filled with irony about the overly exaggerated importance of sex in our culture…


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