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Relax... It's Just Sex (1998)

R | | Comedy | 10 June 1998 (France)
A mixed group of individuals - lesbian, gays, and heterosexuals who all frequent a local bar struggle to accept each others lifestyles. However when the two gays are attacked and fight back... See full summary »

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P.J. Castellaneta
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mitchell Anderson ... Vincey Sauris
Terrence 'T.C.' Carson ... Buzz Wagner (as T.C. Carson)
Seymour Cassel ... Emile Pillsbury
Lori Petty ... Robin Moon
Serena Scott Thomas ... Megan Pillsbury
Jennifer Tilly ... Tara Ricotto
Susan Tyrrell ... Alicia Pillsbury
Cynda Williams ... Sarina Classer
Paul Winfield ... Auntie Mahalia
Billy Wirth ... Jared Bartoziak
Eddie Garcia Eddie Garcia ... Javi Rogero
Tim Perez ... Gus Rogero (as Timothy Paul Perez)
Chris Cleveland ... Diego Tellez
Gibbs Tolsdorf Gibbs Tolsdorf ... Dwight Bergman
Kathryn Bundy Kathryn Bundy ... Marcia Fu
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Storyline

A mixed group of individuals - lesbian, gays, and heterosexuals who all frequent a local bar struggle to accept each others lifestyles. However when the two gays are attacked and fight back and ultimately rape one of their attackers, the group becomes strongly divided on their actions. Jennifer Tilly is the mother hen of the group who tries to hold everyone together. The lesbian lovers break up when one admits to having an affair with a man. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, language and a scene of violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 June 1998 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Nyugi, ez csak szex! See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$269,167, 2 May 1999

Gross USA:

$452,654
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Since the cast and crew was working with a budget of only $250,000, most of the scenes were filmed in the houses of the crew and their family members who lived within three blocks of each other. See more »

Quotes

Vincey Sauris: Stop being such a faghag!
Tara Ricotto: *You* stop being a fag, I'll stop being a faghag!
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Crazy Credits

Selected Clothing for Javi and Additional Cast Members provided by Pop Icon/Herbie Velez See more »

Connections

References Children of a Lesser God (1986) See more »

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Hey
Written by Bonnie Warren & Anthony Newett
Performed by Anthony Newett & Rich Orr
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Lousy title...great movie
26 April 1999 | by preppy-2See all my reviews

This could have been a shallow by-the-numbers movie about gay, lesbian and straight friends in LA, but it wasn't. The characters and situations are realistic, all the acting was good and the movie doesn't shy away from showing male-male sex scenes (which is why it's unrated). The movie isn't perfect. It isn't as funny as it could be and some scenes don't play out at all or play out too long. Still, when was the last time we had a movie that dealt honestly and explicitly with gay men without desexing them or turning it into innocuous comedy (like "Jeffrey"). A really good film.


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