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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.

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Caveh Zahedi

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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

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Once notable in the mid to late '90s French adult film starlet Rebecca Lord was cast off the street when she was spotted by writer/director Caveh Zahedi. He breaks the fourth wall of film making to tell us the audience then until he further researched her stage name online that he personally had NO idea that she was a notable name in the adult film industry. Merely a very gorgeous woman. He also spotted her because of her Escorting dates that were listed on a website coincided with the re-shoot dates he was then planning to take place in San Francisco that she listed on a site. The film's subject was, oddly enough, about Mr. Zahedi's life-long personally addictions to Prostitutes (Escorts). 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 »

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References A Little Stiff (1991) See more »

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Long Clouds Tank
Written by Jeremiah Moore (BMI)
Performed by Jeremiah Moore
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A Sexual Narcissist Tells All
15 September 2006 | by fwompSee all my reviews

Although a dark comedy with a serious lean toward sexual narcissism, this film's quirks will appeal to those who don't mind exploring those dark corners of one's desires and laughing at their own inadequacies.

Caveh Zahedi is the screenwriter, director, star, and historian regarding his personal battles with sex addiction.

The most entertaining aspects of the film are that it is shot rather unconventionally. Although the film starts with Zahedi talking to the camera, waiting to be married for the third time, the scenes zip back and forth between Zahedi the narrator, Zahedi the actor, and Zahedi the narrator during acting (he'll occasionally stare at the camera and make a rather pithy comment while acting within the framework of the film). Part documentary, part fictional take on his experiences, the film delves deep into sexual promiscuity. Bit by bit we get to watch Zahedi fall into a pit of self-gratification with little or no concern for his girlfriends or wives. That he tries to be "honest" and "open" only shows his continued deep slide into the addictive process. When the women in his life fight with him, he's at a loss to understand why ("But you said I could have sex with a prostitute!") The comedy is all based around Zahedi's lack of self-control and his relationships based solely on sexual need. Watching him receive oral sex — his facial expressions and loss of auditory control — are absolutely hilarious; not to mention his fifteen second rise to orgasm.

The film is edited extremely well, mostly taking place in San Francisco, but also in Paris and a few other locations. The map animation sequences are very nicely done as are a few other animations related to travel and Zahedi's history.

The fact that I AM A SEX ADDICT won the Gotham Award in 2005 for Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You should be a useful gauge for those considering this movie as a rental or purchase.


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