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I Am a Sex Addict (2005)

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Autobiographical comedy about a recovering sex addict, about his obsession with prostitutes, and how that affected his relationships and his life altogether.

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Caveh
Christoff Colas ...
Man with Beret
Rebecca Lord ...
Prostitute / Caroline
Lindsey Tjian ...
Anna
Jenny Pompor ...
Polygamy Co-Ed
Michelle Roesler ...
Polygamy Co-Ed
Melanie Bonne ...
Polygamy Co-Ed
Anastasia Gershman ...
Oscar Presenter (as Anastasia Vega)
Seymour Kramer ...
Movie Theater Walkout
Sylvia Grosneau ...
French Film Producer
Phillip Minnig ...
College Friend
Thomas Logoreci ...
Anna's Husband
Angelina Moysov ...
French Prostitute
Jacqueline Wright ...
French Prostitute
Heidi Dupre ...
French Prostitute
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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 dr@martinlewison.com

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$10,691 (USA) (7 April 2006)

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$112,874 (USA) (23 June 2006)
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The film took 15 years to make. Seven years of footage had to be dumped after a tenant trashed Zahedi's Los Angeles apartment, one of the movie's primary locations. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Bravely filming id
9 September 2006 | by (SoFla, UsA) – See all my reviews

One of the more honest films I have seen, dealing realistically with sexual addiction in a very deadpan way, Sex Addict still wallows in it's own self-absorbed repetition. The man of the hour, Caveh Zahedi, will certainly appear unlikable to many, if nothing more then for his shameful and downright insulting views on women, although in a very atypical manner. This writer, director, star, and bearer of souls delves as shamelessly deep as is possible into his troubled sexual life in mockumentary style, with brilliant results. Although chronicling a painful lapse into prostitute fixation, Zahedi's treatment of his entire love life positions this film as a modern day Woody Allen on sexual dysfunction. The only difference here is the graphic and starkly honest dialog detailing a man and his penis, in unrelenting fashion. While the pretentious parts may not add up to the transcendent whole that Caveh was obviously going for, the climax, so to speak, in which the narration comes full circle, was brilliantly executed and helped lend a final pull to the varied fact/fictional style. Ultimately, despite Zahedi's overindulgence and self importance, this is a fearless autobiography, the likes of which few film makers would have the nerve to approach. If one need any further proof of just how genuine and edgy this guy is, please check out the three short DVD bonus making of features, that truly capture some stunningly real moments in this already real film.


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