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When an American filmmaker is commissioned to make a film for a Middle East Biennial on the theme of 'art as a subversive act,' his film is banned for blasphemy, he is asked to destroy every copy, and he is threatened with arrest.
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Professional photographer Lauren travels to Miami to find the next hottest model for her shoot. She hooks up with her emotional Cuban limo driver Raul, but then her cheating sleazy husband Stephen shows up as well as hot Marissa.
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The lives of two brothers are dramatically crossed when Raul a violent police targeted by gangs of prostitution return to the family home. While Valentín , who suffers from mental disabilities, works at a hostess club as handy boy.
In the moments before his third marriage, Caveh Zahedi looks into the camera and flashes back to a vividly disturbing yet poignant story of his long obsession with prostitutes and how that obsession has served to destroy his previous marriages and relationships. Can Caveh overcome his addiction and finally succeed in a relationship? Written by
Once notable in the mid to late '90s French adult film starlet Rebecca Lord was cast off the street when she was spotted by writer/director Caveh Zahedi. He breaks the fourth wall of film making to tell us the audience then until he further researched her stage name online that he personally had NO idea that she was a notable name in the adult film industry. Merely a very gorgeous woman. He also spotted her because of her Escorting dates that were listed on a website coincided with the re-shoot dates he was then planning to take place in San Francisco that she listed on a site. The film's subject was, oddly enough, about Mr. Zahedi's life-long personally addictions to Prostitutes (Escorts). See more »
The Italian prostitute says her fee is "100,000 lira." "Lira" is the singular form (like "dollar"). She should have said "100,000 lire" (the correct plural form, like "dollars"). See more »
Although a dark comedy with a serious lean toward sexual narcissism, this film's quirks will appeal to those who don't mind exploring those dark corners of one's desires and laughing at their own inadequacies.
Caveh Zahedi is the screenwriter, director, star, and historian regarding his personal battles with sex addiction.
The most entertaining aspects of the film are that it is shot rather unconventionally. Although the film starts with Zahedi talking to the camera, waiting to be married for the third time, the scenes zip back and forth between Zahedi the narrator, Zahedi the actor, and Zahedi the narrator during acting (he'll occasionally stare at the camera and make a rather pithy comment while acting within the framework of the film). Part documentary, part fictional take on his experiences, the film delves deep into sexual promiscuity. Bit by bit we get to watch Zahedi fall into a pit of self-gratification with little or no concern for his girlfriends or wives. That he tries to be "honest" and "open" only shows his continued deep slide into the addictive process. When the women in his life fight with him, he's at a loss to understand why ("But you said I could have sex with a prostitute!") The comedy is all based around Zahedi's lack of self-control and his relationships based solely on sexual need. Watching him receive oral sex his facial expressions and loss of auditory control are absolutely hilarious; not to mention his fifteen second rise to orgasm.
The film is edited extremely well, mostly taking place in San Francisco, but also in Paris and a few other locations. The map animation sequences are very nicely done as are a few other animations related to travel and Zahedi's history.
The fact that I AM A SEX ADDICT won the Gotham Award in 2005 for Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You should be a useful gauge for those considering this movie as a rental or purchase.
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