7.1/10
39
2 user

The Surprising History of Sex and Love (2002)

Exploring the radical change in social and religious attitudes towards sex, this award-winning documentary takes a look throughout history and traces the shift in social attitudes and ... See full summary »
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Medieval Lives (TV Series 2004)
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Terry Jones hosts this series that looks at the real facts about the Middle Ages and its roots.

Stars: Terry Jones, Peter Barber, Faye Getz
Ancient Inventions (TV Mini-Series 1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Stars: Terry Jones
Comedy | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Erik the Viking and his men travel across the sea to find Valhalla to ask the gods to end the Age of Ragnarok.

Director: Terry Jones
Stars: Tim Robbins, John Cleese, Mickey Rooney
Barbarians (TV Series 2006)
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  
Stars: Terry Jones, Peter Heather, Joseph Balint
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Terry Jones presents Boom Bust Boom. The result of a meeting between writer, director, historian and Python Terry Jones and economics professor and entrepreneur Theo Kocken. Co-written by ... See full summary »

Directors: Bill Jones, Terry Jones, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Dirk Bezemer, Zvi Bodie, Willem Buiter
Nova (TV Series 1974)
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

Science documentaries.

Stars: Jay O. Sanders, Lance Lewman, Craig Sechler
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A documentary analyzing the role of the modern American media and its effects on democracy.

Director: Robert Kane Pappas
Stars: Charles Lewis, Robert McChesney, Mark Crispin Miller
Crusades (TV Series 1995)
Documentary | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Terry Jones presents the history of the medieval religious wars in the middle-east known as the Crusades.

Stars: Terry Jones, Marcello Walton, Kammy Darweish
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Zookeepers struggle to deal with the policies of changing directors.

Directors: Fred Schepisi, Robert Young
Stars: John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A group of eccentric aliens confer a human being with the power to do absolutely anything, as an experiment.

Director: Terry Jones
Stars: Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale, Sanjeev Bhaskar
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Bringing to life the everyday details of the ancients Egyptians - bizarre, hilarious or shocking - this wonderfully entertaining and factually revealing film is packed full of surprises. ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Grabsky
Stars: Terry Jones, Joann Fletcher, Azza Sarry el-Din
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Who better to scrutinize and investigate the quirkier achievements of the impressive and expansive Roman Empire than co-creator of the brilliantly accomplished question; 'What have the ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Grabsky
Stars: Terry Jones, Rick Jones, Elizabeth Fentress
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Himself / Presenter
Joann Fletcher ...
Herself (as Dr. Joann Fletcher)
Bill Dever ...
Himself (as Prof. Bill Dever)
Diana Edelman ...
Herself (as Dr. Diana Edelman)
Rick Jones ...
Himself (as Dr. Rick Jones)
Susan Deacy ...
Herself (as Dr. Susan Deacy)
Shobita Punja ...
Herself (as Dr. Shobita Punja)
Carol Groneman ...
Herself (as Prof. Carol Groneman)
Joycelyn Elders ...
Herself (as Dr. Jocelyn Elders)
David Gaimster ...
Himself (as Dr. David Gaimster)
Khedija Sassi ...
'Eve' (as Kedysha Sassi)
Ben Jewell ...
'Adam'
Edit

Storyline

Exploring the radical change in social and religious attitudes towards sex, this award-winning documentary takes a look throughout history and traces the shift in social attitudes and practices. Terry traces an unexpected route of how sex got from strict social repression to the full-frontal glossies of today. Written by Anonymoose

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

10 November 2002 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Sloppy with an ax to grind.
28 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm a long time Terry Jones fan, but a couple of minutes into this and I realized it wasn't a documentary so much as it was a hatchet job against Christianity. And I was really surprised he did such a sloppy job of it. For example, he said the book of Genesis was written around 600 B.C., that Judaism originally had a female goddess, and he says over and over in different ways that the world was a happy place full of freewheeling sex until those mean old Christians showed up and invented shame and guilt.

There's some interesting material on Egyptian fertility rituals, and if you've never seen the sexual artifacts of ancient Greece and Rome, you might find that interesting. Terry is absolutely gleeful about a Roman garden sculpture of Pan having sex with a goat, and he states, without any evidence, that such a thing was normal in Rome and perfectly acceptable, which I don't believe. And he goes on at length about how the age of consent was raised in America from nine or ten up to sixteen and then eighteen. He is so scornful and mocking of this change of the age of consent, I wondered if he was sympathetic with NAMBLO (an organization that wants to legalize pedophilia) and perhaps a bit wistful towards the good old days.

Anyway, his points are good about the busy body control freaks who try to regulate every aspect of life, including sex, but mostly he's just shooting his mouth off in this poorly researched, agenda-driven show.


0 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?