Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex *but were afraid to ask (1972)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  

USA, 1972.  Brodsky-Gould Productions, Rollins-Joffe Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen, based on the book by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Film Editing by .

Woody Allen‘s comical adaptation of David Reuben’s self-help book is a sometimes funny, sometimes boring collection of skits strung together. Among the best of them is a hilarious tale featuring  as a beautiful princess who wears an extremely well-secured chastity belt, and Allen as the court jester who wants to find the right key for it.  There’s also  falling in love with a sheep, a game show about sexual fetishes, a fake television commercial about football players falling in love, a spoof of sexually-explicit Italian films and a very charming segment that takes place in the male body and stars Allen as a sperm who is terrified about his upcoming assignment. Lots of memorably funny stuff, but it doesn’t come together all that well as a whole.

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