- Actors: Dant'e Amore, Wild Bill Goodwin, Robert L. McGinley
- Directors: David Schisgall
- Producers: Peter Hawkins, Dan Cogan, James Schamus, Mary Jane Skalski, Serena Savage
- Format: Color, NTSC
- Language: English
- Rated: NR (Not Rated)
- Number of tapes: 1
- Studio: Fox Lorber
- VHS Release Date: March 13, 2001
- Run Time: 78 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B000059HDP
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #191,827 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
Lifestyle: Swinging in America [VHS]
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Among the film's breakout stars is 73-year-old "Wild Bill," who one minute movingly discusses his beloved wife's death from breast cancer and the next recalls a particularly close simultaneous encounter with three women. Even if the swingers in this film don't win any converts to the Lifestyle, they are at least articulate on how it has impacted their lives. Many insist that their marriages are stronger. "It's not who you have sex with," one states, "it's who you're going home with." The film is nonjudgmental, although Schisgall can't resist getting some cheap shots at his subjects' Republican leanings. "A lot of people don't understand (swinging)," one participant remarks. After watching this film, they still might not understand it. A more likely reaction is the one predicted by one couple who imagine what their unwitting parents would think if they saw this film: "This would just blow their minds." --Donald Liebenson
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Top Customer Reviews
There was one couple in the film who were interesting on a number of different levels. You know... intelligent, attractive, thoughtful. Who end up leaving the lifestyle after it begins to have a negative affect on their marriage. Not exactly a ringing endorsement.
Taken as a documentary on a fraction of this burgeoning sub-culture I would give it a much higher score. The one star vote is based on the disappointment I experienced when I realized that this isn't the film that I will pop in when we are entertaining friends and we would like to see if they would like to take our relationships to a deeper level.
The problem is simply that most younger, educated, attractive couples in the swinging lifestyle cannot go "public" and join in on a documentary. So what's left are people that misrepresent what's really out there. I hope one day someone can capture the excitement, diversity, variety and just plain fun that the swinging lifestyle provides. This film doesn't.
If a viewer clearly understands that this is just a sliver of what the swinging lifestyle experience could be then it is a must see.
an awesome way. Highly reach.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This doco opens a window into new room for watching sixty-plus ladies full of life and desire for ones' forty something husbands and vice versa. Read morePublished on June 9, 2009 by Michael Kerjman
Whether or not one is a heterosexual swinger or not, this marvelously done documentary provides some very human, spiritual, and realistic glimpses in the lives of some real sexual... Read morePublished on June 10, 2001
This movie blew my mind. I didn't know there was anyone out there making films this cool. I'm really into anime, Russ Meyer, and other far-out stuff. Read morePublished on April 3, 2001
If you're in the Lifestyle, you've got to see this film!!! It is honest, positive, and true. This is what it's really like, not some snarky, sarcastic portryal like you usually... Read morePublished on April 3, 2001