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11 January 2008 (Australia) See more »
A Revealing Look at Sex in Cinema
The history of film censorship in the United States. The documentary covers the pre-code era, to the 1934 introduction of the Hays Code. This slowly broke down and the MPAA was introduced in 1968. | Full synopsis »
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Rosanna Arquette ... Herself

Jamie Babbit ... Herself

Fenton Bailey ... Himself
Jami Bernard ... Herself

Bruce Cohen ... Himself

Martha Coolidge ... Herself

Lee Daniels ... Himself
Alonso Duralde ... Himself
Bilge Ebiri ... Himself
Sara Jacobs ... Herself - Curator, Museum of Sex
Charles Lyons ... Himself

John Cameron Mitchell ... Himself

Peter Sarsgaard ... Himself
Matt Singer ... Himself
Jason Solomons ... Himself
Dana Stevens ... Herself

Guinevere Turner ... Herself

Dita Von Teese ... Herself
Stephanie Zacharek ... Herself

Directed by
Lesli Klainberg 
Produced by
Alison Palmer Bourke .... executive producer
Debbie Demontreux .... executive producer
Lesli Klainberg .... producer
Christine Lubrano .... executive producer
Amy Nieporent .... associate producer (as Amy Neiporent)
Tammie Rhee .... co-producer
Evan Shapiro .... executive producer
Chandra Simon .... associate producer
Kate Walker .... associate producer
Original Music by
Douglas J. Cuomo 
Cinematography by
Peter Nelson 
Ruben O'Malley 
John Tanzer 
Film Editing by
Judd Blaise 
Hope Litoff 
Makeup Department
Elena George .... makeup artist
Celeste Loft .... makeup artist
Audie Metcalf .... makeup artist
Art Department
Terence Taylor .... graphic designer (as Terrence Taylor)
Sound Department
Travis Call .... sound post-production coordinator
Arun Chaudhary .... production sound
Judy Karp .... production sound
Cory Melious .... sound editor
Cory Melious .... sound re-recording mixer
Caleb Mose .... sound
David Renner .... production sound (as Dave Renner)
J.T. Takagi .... production sound (as J.T. Tagaki)
Tony Volante .... supervising re-recording mixer
David Weinstock .... production sound mixer
Steve Wytas .... production sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Shaka Brookes .... grip (as Tshaka Brookes)
Sean Herlihy .... grip
Dan Kanes .... grip
Tammie Rhee .... additional cinematographer
Jennifer Scarlata .... grip (as Jenny Scarlata)
Editorial Department
Jake Diamond .... on-line editor
Joanna Jurewicz .... assistant editor
Music Department
Kevin Aviance .... composer: main title music
Other crew
Damian Bellino .... intern
Jami Bernard .... project consultant
Robert S. Birchard .... archive and stills (as Bob Birchard)
Patrick Bohan .... intern
Amanda Bonavita .... production coordinator
Lisa Callif .... legal services (as Lisa A. Callif)
Samantha Chaplin .... intern
Barnett Cohen .... intern
Joe Conzo .... archive and stills
Bobby Cox .... intern
Andrea Derricks .... intern
Aymeric Contat Desfontaines .... intern
Michael Donaldson .... legal services (as Michael C. Donaldson)
Dave Donars .... production coordinator
Matt Evans .... intern
Ryan Garnier .... intern
Lisa Grossman .... intern
Debra Kozee .... insurance
Patty Lo Kallan .... intern
Rebecca Lundgren .... intern
Erika Millman .... intern
Christopher Lloyd Mitchell .... archive and stills
Divya Pathak .... intern
Michael Thomas .... intern
John Torres .... intern
Zaindria Yarborough .... intern
Lisa Ades .... special thanks
Eric Batt .... special thanks (as Erik Batt)
Bianca Biscano .... special thanks (as Bianca Biscaino)
Jane Chotard Wheeler .... special thanks
Gregg Diller .... special thanks
Grace Garrison .... special thanks
Elektra Gray .... special thanks
Theodore Leuci .... special thanks
Karen Mock .... special thanks
Erika Palumbo .... special thanks
Richard Wagner .... special thanks (as Dr. Richard Wagner)
Jessica Wolfson .... special thanks

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18 out of 55 people found the following review useful.
Miss Silly Meets Mr. Pretension, 3 July 2009
Author: samkan from Poconos, Pennsylvania

This movie has some merit in that it follows the history of sex and censorship in the movies. But ultimately its crap. Much of the film is directors, actors, critics and industry folk opining about censorship, freedom of speech, artistic license, etc. While some of these folks have something to say the overall effect is the same obnoxious, blathering excuse we have heard from prostitutes, pimps, pornographers, etc., since the dawn of time: "The body is beautiful and must be appreciated."....."Sex is natural and we want to be natural"....","Other people should not decide what we can do."..."Freedom of speech is important!", yadda, yadda, yadda. You've heard the same drivel before.

The impact of the movie clearly implies that censorship is bad, the omnipotent "they" or "big brother" is in control,and that rating systems cannot be fairly or effectively applied. There's little counterpoint. I wanted to say to some of the film's commentators: "Maybe censorship DOES protect our children" (one guy does go into such), "Maybe the 'they' (vague censors) are really US and maybe a majority of us don't care for explicit sex.", "Maybe MOST sex on screen isn't for artistic reasons but to sell tickets.", "Maybe screen sex is popular BECAUSE its a vice; i.e., just because we appear to want something doesn't mean its good!"

Again, the majority of the commentators are interesting and I'm guessing they were edited to fit the film makers intended bleating about liberation. Jami Bernard, however, truly believes she knows who we are, what we think and what is best for us and she epitomizes the problem with this poor documentary. Lets hope somebody does the subject better some time soon.

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