IMDb > The Sex Monster (1999)
The Sex Monster
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

The Sex Monster (1999) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 9 | slideshow)


User Rating:
5.3/10   2,067 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 23% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Writer (WGA):
Mike Binder (written by)
View company contact information for The Sex Monster on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
15 May 1999 (USA) See more »
A comedy that answers the question "What would happen if your wife said yes to a menage-a-trois... and loved it!" See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
3 wins See more »
User Reviews:
A wacky and entertaining sex farce See more (42 total) »


  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Mariel Hemingway ... Laura Barnes

Mike Binder ... Marty Barnes

Renée Humphrey ... Didi

Taylor Nichols ... Billy

Missy Crider ... Diva

Christopher Lawford ... Dave Pembroke
Joanna Heimbold ... Evie Pembroke

Kevin Pollak ... Dr. Jerry Berman

Stephen Baldwin ... Murphy

Anita Barone ... Carol

Kara Zediker ... Ellen

Marisol Nichols ... Lucia

Holland Taylor ... Muriel

Melissa Denton ... Salon Customer
Noah Stone ... Danny
Jim Killeen ... Henry

Robin Curtis ... Woman on Street
Nancy Mura ... Woman on Street
Judy Scheer ... Woman on Street

Eva La Dare ... Woman on Street / Sex Monster Dancer (as Karen Dyer)
Kathleen Mahoney ... Bartender

Andy Fitzgerald ... Andy (as Andrew Horen)

Crystal Kwon ... Sex Monster Dancer
Anne Noelle ... Sex Monster Dancer
Denise Cueba ... Sex Monster Dancer
Kimberly Jameson ... Sex Monster Dancer
Michele Bachar ... Sex Monster Dancer
Krista Buonauro ... Sex Monster Dancer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Shaune Bagwell ... Woman on Street (uncredited)

Ben McCain ... Radio Shock Jock (uncredited)

Butch McCain ... Radio Shock Jock (uncredited)
Create a character page for: ?

Directed by
Mike Binder 
Writing credits
Mike Binder (written by)

Produced by
Sharon Bialy .... associate producer
Jack Binder .... producer
Marc Frydman .... executive producer
James Harbaugh .... executive producer (as Jim Harbaugh)
Beth Maloney Jelin .... associate producer (as Beth M. Jelin)
Peter Savarino .... executive producer
Scott Stephens .... producer
Cinematography by
Keith L. Smith 
Film Editing by
Erik C. Andersen 
Lee Grubin 
Casting by
Sharon Bialy 
Production Design by
Katie Lipsitt 
Art Direction by
Chuck Dutrow 
Set Decoration by
Rosie Tupta 
Costume Design by
Caroline B. Marx 
Makeup Department
Nanci Cascio .... additional hair stylist
Daniel Curet .... hair stylist
Cristina Fabiani .... additional makeup artist
Francie Hart .... additional hair stylist
Brigitte Hennech .... additional makeup artist
Sergio Lopez-Rivera .... key makeup artist
Deborah Mills-Whitlock .... key hair stylist
Cherilyn Tinnerello .... additional hair stylist
Production Management
Jack Binder .... unit production manager
B. Ted Deiker .... production supervisor
Michael J. Harker .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jennifer Cook .... second assistant director
Lynn K. D'Angona .... first assistant director (as Lynn d'Angona)
Art Department
Josh Bendon .... art department production assistant
Victoria Littman .... on-set dresser
Sound Department
Sarah Brady .... adr supervisor
John Brasher .... sound re-recording mixer
David Chornow .... sound mixer: second unit
Eric Emery .... boom operator
Erik Emery .... boom operator
Cormac Funge .... sound effects editor
Carlos Isais .... foley recordist
Bill Jenkins .... production sound mixer
Jerry Jordan .... sound re-recording mixer
Rick MacLane .... sound engineer
Gina Nuccio .... adr assistant
Elizabeth Rainey .... foley artist
Scott Rusch .... foley recordist
Renee Sabath .... dialogue assistant
Mikael Sandgren .... dialogue editor
Brian Smith .... adr recordist
Christopher Sposa .... boom operator: second unit (as Chris Sposa)
Michael Wetherwax .... adr editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Nicolas Amato .... second best boy electric
Richard Avalon .... additional second assistant camera
Elliot Baum .... second assistant camera: second unit
Stephen Briggs .... best boy grip
Sidney Brisco .... electrician
Glen Brown .... additional first assistant camera (as Glen Brown)
Glen Ade Brown .... assistant camera
Marcis Cole .... Steadicam operator (as Marcus Cole)
David DeForest Keys .... first assistant camera (as David DeForest)
Nicola Goode .... still photographer
Danny Hernandez .... electrician
Travis Huston .... best boy grip: second unit (as Travis S. Huston)
Shane D. Kelly .... gaffer: second unit (as Shane Kelly)
Erik Loysen .... key grip
Dale Obert .... electrician
Mark Petersen .... director of photography: additional photography
Ben Plotkin .... gaffer
Viki Redding .... second assistant camera
Erik Rodgers .... best boy electric
Rachel Schwimmer .... camera loader
Martijn Veltman .... dolly grip: second unit (as Martin Veltman)
John Paul Zawacki .... still photographer
Casting Department
Shana Landsburg .... additional casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alicia Osborne .... costumer
Nadine Reimers .... costume supervisor
Ric Spencer .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Ryan Posly .... post-production assistant
Jim Williams .... color timer
Music Department
Dondi Bastone .... music supervisor
Dick Bernstein .... music editor
Other crew
Laura Aaronson .... set production assistant
Caleb Bacon .... set production assistant
Greg Beesemyer .... assistant to director
Jennifer Bies .... set production assistant
Sarah Harwich .... set production assistant: second unit
Denis Hennelly .... production coordinator (as Denis Henry Hennelly)
Jeremy Horelick .... set production assistant: second unit
Travis Hurt .... set production assistant: second unit
Amanda Kronenberg .... set production assistant
Christian Linton .... set production assistant
Ed Lippman .... location manager
Diane Macke .... set production assistant
Milos Milicevic .... set production assistant
Mary Mitchel .... script supervisor (as Mary M. Patton)
Karyn 'Pitch' Pitchley .... assistant: Ms Hemingway
Amy Pittman .... set production assistant (as Amy Rubin)
Pamela Russell .... production accountant
Andrew Guy Sanborn .... set production assistant
David Steiman .... key set production assistant
Fred Tallaksen .... choreographer

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies
Create a character page for: ?

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated R for strong sexual content including dialogue and for language
97 min
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Continuity: 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 »
[to Evie, who is lying bound and gagged on a bed after a consensual bondage scene with Laura]
Marty Barnes:Hi. Listen, before I untie you, while I have your attention, I just wanted to take a minute and say, you know, this is going to be really rough on you and Dave. It will probably end up in divorce for the two of you; it's really sad. Okay, what I'm thinking is you're going to have half of Dave's money, right? And I got a really good investment for you... a really good project I'm working on. It's something...
See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Creating 'The Upside of Anger' (2005) (V)See more »


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
A wacky and entertaining sex farce, 22 April 2000
Author: FlickJunkie-2 from Atlanta, GA

This low budget sex farce surprised me and turned out to be a madcap and funny comedy. Laura (Mariel Hemingway) and Marty (Mike Binder) are a regular couple with an ordinary sex life. But Marty is obsessed with a fantasy where he and Laura have a threesome with another woman. He goads her semi-seriously and when she finally shows some interest, he convinces her to invite over a girl from work who has been coming on to her.

But Marty soon learns that you have to be careful what you wish for. After an initial reluctance, Laura gets into it and finds she likes it. We're talking SERIOUS liking here. Marty is initially ecstatic that his fantasy has been fulfilled, but now that he has opened Pandora's Box (so to speak), he is not prepared for the Sex Monster that emerges. Laura becomes a sex crazed Lesbian nymphomaniac and proceeds to seduce all their female friends. This leads to numerous awkward situations, some zany, some silly and some just downright hilarious.

This film is just rollicking good fun. The sex is mostly implied, so if you were hoping to see Mariel Hemingway or anyone else naked, you are pretty much out of luck. There is a lot of moaning and bed shaking but nothing really provocative other than a couple of girl kissing scenes. But explicit sex isn't what this movie is about. It's about the comedy, and the comedy works, so it is just as well.

This is really the Mike Binder show. He wrote, directed and starred in the film. He didn't really excel in any of these roles, but somehow the whole exceeded the sum of the parts. He gave a generally droll performance which was occasionally terrible but more often comical. He was at his best when he was being tormented by Laura's obsession as he tried desperately to get the sex genie back in the bottle.

Mariel Hemingway was terrific in this film and made it truly funny. This is her second role with a bisexual theme having appeared in the heavy handed 'Personal Best' where she was an athlete who alternated between sleeping with her male coach and a female teammate. Her performance in this part was far better and she turns out to be a much better comedian than dramatic actress. She has a great ability to make humorous use of her 6 foot frame and made the most of the many sight gags in the script.

I rated this movie a 7/10. It doesn't redefine the genre, but it is a wacky sex farce that has more than its share of funny moments. If you are offended by profanity, sexual situations and lesbianism, you definitely want to skip it. But if you like a light hearted and offbeat roll in the hay flick, you'll probably enjoy it.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (42 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for The Sex Monster (1999)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
based on a true story ryanturner337
ending buffybuttercup
Lucia - Marisol Nichols? spyhunter_007
Can you see clips or pictures on the net rockbox123
Anyone know where I can find a song list? gilbert cantu
Who plays Jane? stormy-12
See more »


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Laurel Canyon Nowhere Bitter Harvest Thirteen Birthday Girl
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Comedy section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.