movie coverI'd rather be watching TV![IMDB link] [Netflix link] Another sexual comedy! (We actually watched this about 3 months before Strictly Sexual, the last movie I reviewed.)

PEOPLE: Josh Cook (Dixon from Wasted (2006)) is in this, but really it’s another movie full of (and made by) people we’ve never heard of.

QUIRKS: It’s one of those “separate stories” movies. Most of the script was written over email.

A fast-paced sexual comedy about five couples going through 7 stages of sex. Each couple is shown in the same order for each stage, so the movie breaks into 35 sections. The movie is shot in 5 bedrooms. There are 258 profanities (avg = ~3 /minute). “Fuck” is said 178 times. Strangely, I didn’t remember this movie as being particularly vulgar. It’s just humans being humans, with all their exciting variety and strangeness.

POLITICS: It caused national uproar in Canada, with religious leaders and government officials picketing the release of the film. They then introduced bill C-10, a bill to allow Canada’s federal Heritage Department the power to deny funding to films and TV shows it finds offensive. The bill was rescinded due to public outcry — of the sane, secular, human, non-religious people.

And why the fuss? Because it has a controversial title?! It’s a pretty straightforward movie. Sure, a strap-on dildo is introduced, one of the 5 couples is actually a threesome, sex is talked about openly, and people … GASP … have sex … But C’mon. Most of that happens in most movies. Fucking religious nutheads protest a movie that is frank about sex? Governments tried to take away freedom from the people over this? Figures!

The war for sexual freedom, the war to use technology how we want (we can fuck, but make a movie about it and suddenly it’s bad?) — most government oppression is about keeping us from fucking how we want and using technology (including movie cameras) how we want.

BAD STUFF: Not super-memorable.

CONCLUSION: The structure of this movie was the ultimate quirk, and made it very interesting. Being able to compare 5 sexual situations in 7 different stages was extremely interesting. This movie has a higher-than-average interest factor to make up for the fact that it’s not the most exciting movie. The 5 separate situations have nothing to do with each other, so it’s almost more like a loose anthology of sexual [mis]adventure.

Still, this is a good movie. This gets better than a “generic pass”. Perhaps 7/10 on IMDB and 3.5/5 stars on Netflix. Except Netflix doesn’t let you do half-stars, so I’m gonna go with 4.

RECOMMENDATION: Better sexual comedies would be Zack & Miri Make A Porno or Strictly Sexual. But this movie has a more interesting structure than both of those. And is, perhaps, slightly more sexualy explicit. It is unrated, after all.

FRIENDS’ RATINGS: Glen & Melanie B have it in their queue :)

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