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Kinsey (2004)

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A look at the life of Alfred Kinsey, a pioneer in the area of human sexuality research, whose 1948 publication "Sexual Behavior in the Human Male" was one of the first recorded works that saw science address sexual behavior.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 17 wins & 50 nominations. See more awards »

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Alfred Seguine Kinsey
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Herman Wells
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Alan Gregg
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Alice Martin
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Kenneth Braun
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Huntington Hartford
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Sara Kinsey
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Barbara Merkle
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Martha Pomeroy
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Called Prok as an adult (short for Professor Kinsey), Alfred Kinsey has been interested in biology since he was a child growing up in the early twentieth century, despite the criticisms of such being evil nonsense from his overbearing and devoutly Christian father, professor Alfred Seguine Kinsey. Prok goes on to become a biology professor at Indiana University, initially focusing on the study of gall wasps. But those studies in combination with questions from his students, coming to terms with the needs of sex with his own wife, a former student of his named Clara McMillen (who he calls Mac), and what he sees as the gross misinformation on the subject currently within popular belief makes him change his focus to human sexuality. Many of those gross untruths - as he sees them - are that oral sex and masturbation cause a slew of maladies, which are perpetuated by what is presented in the university's hygiene class taught by Professor Thurman Rice. With the approval of faculty head ... Written by Huggo

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Let's talk about sex.


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Rated R for pervasive sexual content, including some graphic images and descriptions | See all certifications »

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7 January 2005 (USA)  »

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Dr. Kinsey  »

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$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$169,038, 14 November 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$10,214,647, 27 March 2005
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2.35 : 1
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The 37-day shoot had to cover the scope of Dr. Alfred Kinsey's fifteen years of research, during which, he interviewed eighteen thousand people across the U.S. See more »

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The Boy Scouts (Kinsey and his friend) are wearing the World Crest emblem which did not exist in the late teens when this scene supposedly took place. See more »

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[first lines]
Alfred Kinsey: Don't sit so far away. Anything that creates a distance should be avoided.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the film (following the main cast credits), a montage featuring Kinsey Institute footage of the mating habits of various animals is accompanied by "Fever" by Little Willie John. See more »

Connections

Featured in The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (2005) See more »

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Too Darn Hot
(1948)
Written by Cole Porter
Performed by Ella Fitzgerald
Published by Chappell & Co (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Polygram Records, Inc./Universal Music Enterprises
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Pervert, Pedophile, and hero to Hollywood
21 June 2016 | by See all my reviews

Alfred Kinsey was a pedophile, he conducted hundreds of sexual experiments on children, some as young as 2 years old. His entourage claims pedophilia is normal and that having sex with little children is okay. This man was a despicable degenerate, and to see Hollywood glorify this pedophile is highly disturbing.

As a result of his questionable "research," Kinsey made unbelievable statistical claims, including the following: 10-36% of men are homosexual; homosexuality, incest, rape, pedophilia, and even bestiality are normal, and 95% of men engage in these behaviors; Do your research, he and his members are connected to NAMBLA, a pedophile advocacy network.


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