Heavy Petting (1989)

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Celebrity confessions about their first sexual experiences.


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5 June 2012 | lee_eisenberg
10
| Get sexy!
In this day and age, no one can resist poking fun at 1950s sexual mores. "Heavy Petting" (a term referring to non-penetrative sex) is a look at those mores, featuring interviews with famous people who discuss how they learned about sex during that era, interspersed with footage from 1950s sex ed films. It's really funny to hear the interviewees (among them Spalding Gray and David Byrne) describe their first sexual experiences. I guess that a sad irony is that even in the 21st century, Americans still have a childish attitude towards sex (which among other things, means that we have unwanted pregnancies than most industrialized countries). But otherwise it's a really good, really funny documentary. It's amazing how, even though sexuality was officially repressed, so much of the culture seemed overtly sexual (just look at Elvis's dancing). I recommend it.

"I think he called it a 'dick'." Indeed!

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Dedicated To The One I Love
Written by
Lowman Pauling and Ralph Bass
Performed by The Shirelles
Courtesy of CBS Special Products

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Genres

Documentary

Details

Release Date:

22 September 1989

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$69,007 24 September 1989

Gross USA:

$272,371

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$272,371

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