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EVERYTHING...SEX...AFRAID TO ASK: DVD

SYNOPSIS:
Seven segments that explore the film’s title in a variety of comedic set-ups by Woody Allen in various roles, ranging from The Fool, to a single sperm.

"What is sodomy, I hear you ask. What is perversion? Here is Woody’s helpful little movie to help answer all these nagging questions that your great aunt comes out with over Christmas dinner. Just tuck this DVD into her Christmas stocking (make sure she’s not wearing it at the time) and she’ll be right as fruit loops. She may never look at a sheep the same way again, and she will certainly get a new angle on perversions to own, but she won’t complain about being left in the dark when it comes to sex.

As for those Woody Allen fans who have yet to see this 1972 frolic, you will kak yourself. Allen’s absurd adaptation of a straight sex talk into a kinky and inventive comedy is both hilarious and instructive: did you know that sperm get nervous before ejaculation? Well, there ya go….

This was the era when Woody Allen’s stand up comic persona was morphing with his filmmaking persona; some of the lines in this film are straight out of The Comedy Store (had there been one at the time). His credits for the film list him as: Victor/Fabrizio/The Fool/Sperm.

The DVD release respects the original aspect ration (it’s widescreen) and comes with French and Spanish subtitles, and you can listen to the dialogue in dubbed German, French, Italian and Spanish. But other than that and the theatrical trailer, there is scant extra material. Still, who needs extra material when you’ve got a gorgeous sheep?"
Andrew L. Urban

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Published: September 14, 2000

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EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT SEX…
(BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK) [1972]
(M)
(US)

CAST: Woody Allen, John Carradine, Lou Jacobi, Louise Lasser, Anthony Quayle, Tony Randall, Lynn Redgrave, Burt Reynolds, Gene Wilder

DIRECTOR: Woody Allen

RUNNING TIME: 88 minutes

DVD Distributor: Fox Home Entertainment

DVD Release: July 26, 2000







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