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The story line holding the various sequences together is gossamer thin and certainly does not serve its purpose very adequately. I assume that those who watch this film generally have some idea what to expect and will not find it offensive. I can enjoy eye candy as much as most men, but for me there is a need for an interesting story line if I am not to leave the movie house or turn the TV off. Generally I only enjoy sex scenes where there is something special about them. Nothing is more boring than a long badly filmed sex scene -simulated or real. (Sexual activity is a participator sport - not a spectator sport). I have repeatedly dipped into this movie, as one can with a DVD, and have followed all of the story such as it is - but I have not been able to resist fast forwarding through many of the very lengthy sex scenes that were obviously intended to be the principal attraction. Clearly many viewers would not share this urge and would assess the film quite differently. To them I would simply say; view a film such as Wild Orchid where there is a coupling that has real erotic intensity which has evolved from the preceding story, and through which it would be very difficult to fast forward. I believe they would find it hard to go back to watching Sexual Magic.
Morality is a different issue and really lies outside the scope of the IMDb. Everyone is entitled to their own views about this. I will just say that for me the main moral concern arises from the possible influence of a film on young developing personalities. I go along with the frequently argued position that I would much rather young people for whom I am responsible watched films of this type rather than those which extol violence as a way of life. In fact even at my age many of the films regularly released under PG13 ratings still make me both sick and ashamed.
It is not easy to rate a film of this type, viewers reactions will probably be highly polarized according to whether they do or do not want to watch this type of material. If the producers of a film have an acceptable script and are successful in showing exactly what they intended with reasonable acting and good photography, then a fairly high rating is deserved even when the rater concerned dislikes the basic story being featured. My initial assessment was that this film warranted a rating of 2/10 for the uninhibited way in which the attractive cast members faced the cameras, but that there was little else to commend. However presumably many other viewers found the story line more convincing than I did, and would rate it much higher. In recognition of this I am raising my rating to 3/10
- Aug 17, 2003