Wednesday, December 1, 2004



In 1948, the first volume from the 10-year sex research data was published as Sexual Behavior in the Human Male and quickly became a best seller known simply as "The Kinsey Report”. Five years later, Sexual Behavior in the Human Female became the second "Kinsey Report." After Dr. Kinsey's death in 1956 at the age of 62, the Kinsey Institute researchers went on to publish three more volumes from the data obtained from more than 18,000 people.

Liam Neeson: Professor Alfred C. Kinsey
John Lithgow: Kinsey’s teacher-preacher father
Laura Linney: Prof. Kinsey’s wife Clara McMillen aka Mac
Peter Sarsgaard: Clyde Martin, one of Dr. Kinsey’s assistants

This is one movie that does not mince words. They tell it like it is in a very frank almost clinical–like manner. Not only is it enlightening and revealing, it is also humorous at times.

for pervasive sexual content including some frontal nudity, frequent use of the f-word, as well as explicit graphic images and descriptions.

When Clara serves Clyde breakfast one morning a box of Kellogg’s Toasted Corn Flakes can be seen on the cupboard shelf. The brand name had been changed to Kellogg’s Corn Flakes in 1915, some 25 years earlier.

While Dr. Kinsey and the President of the university are talking with Dr. Greg about getting a grant from the Rockefeller centre, in the mirror behind them on the right hand side you can see one of the production crew ducking out of sight.

While the final credits roll some of the Institute’s original black and white movies of animals engaged in the sex act are amusing, unless of course, you are a porcupine.

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