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Indie Sex by award-winning filmmakers Lisa Ades and Lesli Klainberg explores how films have provided a forum to discover society’s deepest and darkest sexual fantasies played out on the big screen. Divided into three parts – Indie Sex: Censored, Indie Sex: Teens and Indie Sex: Extremes – the series delves into sex in movies through innovative verite footage, provocative film clips and compelling on-camera interviews with some of the industry’s leading actors, writers and directors.

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  • Actors: Rosanna Arquette, Jamie Babbit, Jami Bernard, Catherine Breillat, Colette Burson
  • Directors: Lesli Klainberg, Lisa Ades
  • Producers: Alison Palmer Bourke, Amy Nieporent, Ann Rose, Caroline Kaplan, Chandra Simon
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, Full Screen, NTSC, Special Edition
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Ifc
  • DVD Release Date: January 1, 2008
  • Run Time: 199 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000WMFZNI
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #131,665 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Indie Sex" on IMDb

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That's a cheap trick.
Tim
Despite it isn't new already, its content still provides a lot of interesting information with very good sense of humor.
rogelio rodriguez
They are essential to making us human, and consequently, are inescapable.
DBuddha

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Joshua Miller VINE VOICE on May 12, 2009
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Indie Sex is a four-part documentary about the evolution of sex in cinema. Produced by the Independent Film Channel, Indie Sex features John Cameron Mitchell, Dita Von Teese, Rosanna Arquette, Peter Sarsgaard, Tatum O' Neal, and others discussing their thoughts and opinions on everything sexual.

Part one is the segment "Censored," in which filmmakers and critics discuss the necessity of sex in cinema. We also get to see examples of early stag films and see the subtle ways filmmakers would imply sex to get past the Production Code Sensors. "Censored" talks about the introduction of the NC-17 rating (first bestowed upon Henry & June) and how Showgirls (Fully Exposed Edition) ultimately ruined the NC-17 rating's chance of getting a mainstream audience.

"Teens" covers sex in teen films and how it wasn't until the 1960s that this subject was explored. It talks about Hollywood studios seeing profit in teen sex comedies like American Pie - Unrated (Widescreen Collector's Edition). Of course, the impact of Kids on the teen-sex subgenre is discussed in depth, as well as the early `90s starting to explore teenage homosexuality.

"Extremes" talks about pedophilia, S&M, and unsimulated sex in films. Stanley Kubrick's
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By DBuddha on June 7, 2010
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While not comprehensive, this is an excellent beginners guide to understanding how & why sexuality is portrayed in film. Our great country has its strengths, but one of our weaknesses is our Victorian inability to maturely and intellectually explore or confront issues of a sexual nature. Such issues are interwoven into the human experience whether we approve of them or not. They are essential to making us human, and consequently, are inescapable. Thus, we find that many film-makers are attempting to confront those issues which society at large is unwilling to do. I would love to see a more thorough follow-up to this series, but at least this is a good start.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By KazumiBlue on April 7, 2010
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One of the most interesting documentaries I have ever watched, certainly it blows the History channel and VH1's sex shows out of the water. Goes through sex in movies from the earliest stag films (seriously, humans have always been kinkier than you'd imagine) right onto current times. Riveting the whole way through. ^_^
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Daniel G. Lebryk TOP 50 REVIEWER on April 17, 2009
The Indie Sex series is very much like a VH-1 "I Remember the 80, 90's" programs. A series of commentators that talk about a film and then a clip of that film is shown. In these hour and five minute Indie Sex segments, this production gets tedious. Indie Sex: Censored, see a longer description.

Teens is one of the decent segments in this series. The discussion is about how teenage sex is portrayed on film. It's a very wide range of films, from Fast Times at Ridgemont High, to Catherine Breillat's Fat Girl. The discussion has no fears.

The downside to all these segements, and this one in particular, the commentators are very unattractive. The two or three male film critics are particularly hard to watch. One younger critic had almost nothing interesting to add, he sounded more like he should comment on MTV or VH-1 trying to be funny or cute somehow. Dita Von Teese, a former playmate that attractive like a 50's pin up, is one of the more interesting guests.

The film choices were excellent. Thirteen, Little Darlings, Fast Times, and Breakfast Club, Fat Girl, Romance, are all talked about. The clips are R rated and don't really push the NC-17 territory.

Extremes is also a very good installment in this series.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 6, 2012
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It's nice to see a filmmaker tackling some of the lesser-known topics in sexuality in film - such as taboo and kink in film. The review of censorship in film is fairly up-to-date and comprehensive. It is also nice to see the sexual content and nudity of films kept into documentaries to show the films in their original forms.
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I gave it five stars,because it is exactly what it is advertised to be Independent video movies and some main stream movie reviews of sex scenes (nudity) in the movies. I find it a good reference material source to locate old movies or to be more exact, scenes, from movies forgotten, their is a lot more information on this DVD then I expected, Nice's to get more for a change, If you enjoy vintage movies and like them spiced up with maybe just a quick peek at a breast, or knowing Ester Williams, the swimming star of yesteryear's did a nude swimming seen in a Tarzan movie, nothing raw or raunchy, just nudity that fit in to the movie perfectly, to have worn a bathing suit would have ruined the shot and the movie, Back in the days Hollywood could really make movies, I reminisce and digress. Buy this video if you want to learn or buy it just for the nude shots in the video reviews. This is not Hardcore porn, so don't buy it for that, it just a well made video full of information for movie buff's, and the woman on the cover is not an out take from an old vintage film, she's a burlesque actress who appears in the video. Again, exactly as advertised.
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