The Sex Monster (1999)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  15 May 1999 (USA)
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Marty Barnes gets more than he wishes for when he asks his wife to join him in a menage-a-trois. She loves it and he has created a Sex Monster.



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A neurotic L.A. building contractor pushes his wife into entering into a three way sexual relationship. Unfortunately for him, his wife gets more out of it than he does and becomes a tigress seducing every female she meets including the contractor's secretary. Written by John Sacksteder <>

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His fantasy was a great idea, until she liked it... a lot! See more »



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Rated R for strong sexual content including dialogue and for language | See all certifications »

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The first time Marty pours himself a cup of coffee and spills it, the spilled coffee disappears and his cup moves about between shots. See more »


Laura Barnes: There you go... all tied up and gagged... what's next?
Evie Pembroke: With a pillow... pillow
[muffled pleading]
Laura Barnes: With a pillow?
Evie Pembroke: Yes!
[giving frantic, muffled directions]
Laura Barnes: Evie, you're starting to scare me now.
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Witty satire of gender roles and sexuality
14 September 2000 | by (Nashville, TN) – See all my reviews

When you're not expecting much, it doesn't take a masterpiece to impress you. I watched The Sex Monster knowing that it had a bisexual-relevant theme, but uncertain of whether it would be a positive or negative portrayal of bisexuality and sexual experimentation in general. I was not disappointed.

Mike Binder somehow managed to take all of the tired stereotypes about gender and sexuality, weave them into exaggerated characters, put the characters in awkward situations, and make it all uproariously hilarious. Some viewers, no doubt, will interpret the caricatured portrayals as perpetuating outmoded stereotypes and perhaps even contributing to those stereotypes. But Binder's wit is both subtle and blatant: the dialogue makes use of every cliche imaginable, yet is still fresh and funny.

If you're cheek is prepared to accommodate your tongue, definitely see this movie (rent it! and then buy it to show all your friends). Be warned, though, that what you assume about people may be forever changed.

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