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The Sex Monster (1999)

R | | Comedy | 15 May 1999 (USA)
Marty Barnes gets more than he wishes for when he asks his wife to join him in a menage-a-trois. She loves it and he has created a Sex Monster.

Director:

Mike Binder

Writer:

Mike Binder
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mariel Hemingway ... Laura Barnes
Mike Binder ... Marty Barnes
Renée Humphrey ... Didi
Taylor Nichols ... Billy
Missy Crider ... Diva
Christopher Lawford ... Dave Pembroke
Joanna Heimbold ... Evie Pembroke
Kevin Pollak ... Dr. Jerry Berman
Stephen Baldwin ... Murphy
Anita Barone ... Carol
Kara Zediker ... Ellen
Marisol Nichols ... Lucia
Holland Taylor ... Muriel
Melissa Denton ... Salon Customer
Noah Stone Noah Stone ... Danny
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Storyline

A neurotic L.A. building contractor pushes his wife into entering into a three way sexual relationship. Unfortunately for him, his wife gets more out of it than he does and becomes a tigress seducing every female she meets including the contractor's secretary. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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A comedy that answers the question "What would happen if your wife said yes to a menage-a-trois... and loved it!" See more »

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content including dialogue and for language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Sunlight Productions

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 May 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sex Monster See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

After the game in the pool, Laura runs to the bedroom. Marty runs after her and has nothing in hands as he reaches the door. But when he enters the bedroom he holds and drops a bath towel. See more »

Quotes

Marty Barnes: Listen to me, you're taking the whole thing way too far. You're tying women up and you're gagging them now! That's too far! What's next? I'm gonna come home one day and you're gonna be performing surgery on some girl?
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Connections

Referenced in Creating 'The Upside of Anger' (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Shake Up
Written by Wesley Tinglin and Coxsone Dodd (as Clement Dodd)
Performed by The Viceroys
Courtesy of Heartbeat Records
By arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Witty satire of gender roles and sexuality
14 September 2000 | by kaetheSee all my reviews

When you're not expecting much, it doesn't take a masterpiece to impress you. I watched The Sex Monster knowing that it had a bisexual-relevant theme, but uncertain of whether it would be a positive or negative portrayal of bisexuality and sexual experimentation in general. I was not disappointed.

Mike Binder somehow managed to take all of the tired stereotypes about gender and sexuality, weave them into exaggerated characters, put the characters in awkward situations, and make it all uproariously hilarious. Some viewers, no doubt, will interpret the caricatured portrayals as perpetuating outmoded stereotypes and perhaps even contributing to those stereotypes. But Binder's wit is both subtle and blatant: the dialogue makes use of every cliche imaginable, yet is still fresh and funny.

If you're cheek is prepared to accommodate your tongue, definitely see this movie (rent it! and then buy it to show all your friends). Be warned, though, that what you assume about people may be forever changed.


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