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I Am a Sex Addict (2005)

Not Rated | | Biography, Comedy, Romance | 22 April 2005 (USA)
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Autobiographical comedy about a recovering sex addict, about his obsession with prostitutes, and how that affected his relationships and his life altogether.

Director:

Caveh Zahedi

Writer:

Caveh Zahedi
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Caveh Zahedi ... Caveh
Christoff Colas Christoff Colas ... Man with Beret
Rebecca Lord ... Prostitute / Caroline
Lindsey Tjian Lindsey Tjian ... Anna
Jenny Pompor Jenny Pompor ... Polygamy Co-Ed
Michelle Roesler Michelle Roesler ... Polygamy Co-Ed
Melanie Bonne Melanie Bonne ... Polygamy Co-Ed
Anastasia Gershman Anastasia Gershman ... Oscar Presenter (as Anastasia Vega)
Seymour Kramer Seymour Kramer ... Movie Theater Walkout
Sylvia Grosneau Sylvia Grosneau ... French Film Producer
Phillip Minnig Phillip Minnig ... College Friend
Thomas Logoreci Thomas Logoreci ... Anna's Husband
Angelina Moysov Angelina Moysov ... French Prostitute
Jacqueline Wright Jacqueline Wright ... French Prostitute
Heidi Dupre Heidi Dupre ... French Prostitute
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Storyline

In the moments before his third marriage, Caveh Zahedi looks into the camera and flashes back to a vividly disturbing yet poignant story of his long obsession with prostitutes and how that obsession has served to destroy his previous marriages and relationships. Can Caveh overcome his addiction and finally succeed in a relationship? Written by dr@martinlewison.com

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | German

Release Date:

22 April 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eu sou viciado em sexo See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,691, 9 April 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$112,874, 25 June 2006
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Reinventing the Wheel See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Actress Rebecca Lord was deported to France mid-production, requiring a weekend dash to Paris to film her final scenes. The rest of the film was completed in San Francisco. See more »

Goofs

The Italian prostitute says her fee is "100,000 lira." "Lira" is the singular form (like "dollar"). She should have said "100,000 lire" (the correct plural form, like "dollars"). See more »

Connections

References The Devil in Miss Jones 5: The Inferno (1995) See more »

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Written and Performed by Jonathan Richman
Courtesy of Wixen Music
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Bravely filming id
9 September 2006 | by oneloveallSee all my reviews

One of the more honest films I have seen, dealing realistically with sexual addiction in a very deadpan way, Sex Addict still wallows in it's own self-absorbed repetition. The man of the hour, Caveh Zahedi, will certainly appear unlikable to many, if nothing more then for his shameful and downright insulting views on women, although in a very atypical manner. This writer, director, star, and bearer of souls delves as shamelessly deep as is possible into his troubled sexual life in mockumentary style, with brilliant results. Although chronicling a painful lapse into prostitute fixation, Zahedi's treatment of his entire love life positions this film as a modern day Woody Allen on sexual dysfunction. The only difference here is the graphic and starkly honest dialog detailing a man and his penis, in unrelenting fashion. While the pretentious parts may not add up to the transcendent whole that Caveh was obviously going for, the climax, so to speak, in which the narration comes full circle, was brilliantly executed and helped lend a final pull to the varied fact/fictional style. Ultimately, despite Zahedi's overindulgence and self importance, this is a fearless autobiography, the likes of which few film makers would have the nerve to approach. If one need any further proof of just how genuine and edgy this guy is, please check out the three short DVD bonus making of features, that truly capture some stunningly real moments in this already real film.


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