Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid to Ask) Poster

Release Date: August 6th, 1972

DVD Release Date: July 5th, 2000

R|1 hr 27 min

Plot Summary
Inspired by the book written by Dr. David Reuben, director Woody Allen tackles seven questions about sex by connecting seven not-so-connected stories. From aphrodisiacs to sexual perversion to the mystery of the male orgasm, characters like a court jester (Woody Allen), a doctor (Gene Wilder), a queen (Lynn Redgrave) and a journalist (Heather MacRae) adventure through lab experiments and game shows, all seeking answers to common questions that many would never ask.

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

Director: Woody Allen

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: United Artists, Rollins-Joffe Productions

Distributors: United Artists

Keywords: Quest, Amusing, Doctor, New York City, Marriage, 1970s, Love

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Anthology inspired by Dr. David Reuben’s book of the same title. Allen’s version is far less educational than Reuben’s; it takes the form of several unrelated sketches, each of which purports to answer a question posed in Reuben’s book. The funniest bits are the first and last. show more

  • Seven sketches parodying a sex manual, in which Allen strung together "every funny idea I've ever had about sex, including several that led to my own divorce." show more

  • It may not consistently stay the distance, but the sublimely funny moments make up for an awful lot of misfires. show more

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