It is a film about the carnival in Rio de Janeiro, with bodies that dance, talk and get excited. The city becomes a jungle and everything is allowed. It is an explicit carnival with penises... See full summary »
A West German man, mistaken by the police for a left wing terrorist, hides in Vienna with a prostitute and her incestuous teen daughter. They become both a threesome and a happy surrogate family, but nothing lasts forever.
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An uncompromising and controversial short set in the Scandinavian suburbia on the hottest day of the summer. A sister reluctantly babysits her little brother. Two young boys catch her attention, and she makes a crucial decision.
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It is a comprehensive look and "how to" approach to making love. In this installment of the international best selling series "The Lovers' Guide", Dr. Dawn Harper with the help of couples, ... See full summary »
Dated, not that useful but a censorship milestone regardless.
The Lover's Guide does pretty much as the title suggests - provides a guide for lovers. The documentary is laid out in chapters (like a manual) detailing various topic such as: contraception, exploring each other, sexual positions etc. The video is designed to educate and help couples either get over their inhibitions or to improve their sexual technique.
The video is a censorship milestone in the UK, possibly being one of the first (if not the first) film(s) to pass "hardcore" sex at 18 certificate. Hardcore being real sex, aroused genitals etc. The video went on to sell vast amounts (I heard 1,000,000 copies - an exaggeration?) largely on the premise that it offered the viewer explicit sex. As a result it was snapped up not just by couples but anyone who wanted to watch a bit of "smut". Another point is at the time of release many R18 sex shop only films were heavily cut and as a result possibly less or equally explicit.
One criticism I have of this video and many more like it is the emphasis is on couples and relationships. It seems sex education video makers frown on sex outside a loving relationship and I have no idea why. Still, The Lover's Guide does what it does well, despite being ludicrously outdated it may offer some good advice although I'm sure most couples already know what is discussed in the video. Worth a watch if only for curiosity.
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