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Celebrity confessions about their first sexual experiences.

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Obie Benz
Joshua Waletzky ... (co-director) (as Josh Waletzky)

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Pierce Rafferty ... (writer)

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Obie Benz ... producer

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Sandi Sissel
Dyanna Taylor

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Judith Sobol
Joshua Waletzky

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Edith Becker ... assistant editor

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Edith Becker ... assistant director

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Lee Dichter ... re-recording mixer

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David Eubank ... additional first assistant camera
Karola Ritter ... assistant camera

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Hal Willner ... music producer

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Rick Prelinger ... acknowledgment: archival footage provided by

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HEAVY PETTING is a hilarious and salacious exploration of the sexual mores of the 50's as seen through the eyes of a generation that lived through the Sexual Revolution. Creative baby boomers-- including musician David Byrne, performance artist Spalding Gray, comedian Sandra Bernhard, radical activist Abbie Hoffman, and poet Allen Ginsberg-- candidly recall their sexual coming-f-age tales in intimate interviews. Joyously campy and refreshingly carefree, HEAVY PETTING blends humorous, unbelievable footage of unhelpful sex-ed films with classic snippets of THE WILD ONE and Elvis' hip gyrations, not to mention Bernhard talking about playing "doctor", always observant Ginsberg on a disastrous encounter with a girl, and Byrne on the childhood myths of masturbation. Eternal mysteries such as the female orgasm, the universal appeal of Marilyn Monroe, and the rituals of high school are laid bare by this lovable group of characters. Written by aitnyc@aol.com

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  • Heavy petting, l'età degli amori (Italy)
  • Edukacja sentymentalna (Poland)
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  • 74 min
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