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The Lifestyle (1999)

What sort of people engage in recreational group sex on a regular basis? David Schisgall's documentary The Lifestyle provides one answer: mostly cheerful, but paunchy, suburban couples who ... See full summary »

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David Schisgall
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Dant'e Amore Dant'e Amore ... Self
Wild Bill Goodwin Wild Bill Goodwin ... Self
Robert L. McGinley Robert L. McGinley ... Self (as Robert McGinley)
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What sort of people engage in recreational group sex on a regular basis? David Schisgall's documentary The Lifestyle provides one answer: mostly cheerful, but paunchy, suburban couples who have either slipped into middle age or are starting to advance past it. For the most part, they look like normal workaday folks, and could even be your neighbors. Schisgall interviews 20 members of "swinging" groups in Orange County, CA, and discovers most are happily married (often for decades), politically lean a bit right of center (several of his subjects once had careers in the military), and are personally unremarkable once you get past their "hobby." The Lifestyle also reveals why AIDS is all but unknown in "swing" circles and takes a trip to a "Lifestyles" convention where fun seekers from around the country get to know each other (in more ways than one).

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Very funny film that gives insight into an uncommon lifestyle
27 May 1999 | by dogbowlSee all my reviews

You want to see a film with lots of naked old people??? Then The Lifestyle is for you. I had the pleasure to see this at the Seattle International Film Festival. This is a great crowd movie that is full of uproarious moments. All of the subjects have a very good sense of humor about the way they live, and this makes the film very enjoyable. Perhaps the strangest thing of all was that their lives were actually quite banal. That is, until they started the group sex! It gives whole new meaning to keeping "up" with the Joneses. Highly recommended!


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Official Sites:

Seventh Art Releasing

Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

17 April 1999 (USA) See more »

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The Lifestyle-Group Sex in the Suburbs See more »

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Buena Park, California, USA See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$9,100, 19 March 2000

Gross USA:

$85,000
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