Couples, singles and advice givers answer questions about monogamy and infidelity.

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Marty Klein ...
Himself - therapist
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Pepper Schwartz ...
Herself - Sociologist
Bill Stayton ...
Himself - interviewee and sexologist
Kathy Stayton ...
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William Stayton ...
Himself - Minister & sexologist
Tristan Taormino ...
Herself - Author: Down and Dirty Sexy Secrets
Winston Wilde ...
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Traditional marriage vows ask couples to "forsake all others." Marrying partners look each other deep in the eye and say "yes." But does monogamy work? LOVING & CHEATING explores the gray areas of commitment and infidelity and with ardor and provocation touches issues everyone can identify with, but rarely anyone wants to talk about. A former male stripper and his wife discuss the effects of their mutual affairs; a young engaged couple confront their differing views on cheating; a Baptist minister and his wife reflect on the success of their 50 year marriage; a middle-aged couple who call themselves "poly-amorous" explain how they opened their marriage. The widely read advice columnist Dan Savage weighs in with his audacious opinions, along with other therapists and other "sexperts." Interwoven throughout the film are surprising and hilarious archival clips from news reels, sexploitation films and home movies. Written by Thom Powers

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Clips from several other films (in addition to what is listed in 'movie connections') are edited into this film, to edify the topics being discussed, however, there are no film titles referenced on screen as a caption while the clips are playing, or during the ending film credits. Since most of these clips are from VERY old films, it is likely that the copyrights have lapsed, and the films have passed into the public domain. Exception: Motel Confidential (1969) has no on screen caption or end titles credit either, but the name of that film is heard while the (from the voice over announcer on the original trailer) clip is played. See more »

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