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File X for Sex: The Story of the Perverted (1967)

Sex film about a series of case study sketches collected by a man studying abnormal sexual behavior.

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C. Davis Smith

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C. Davis Smith
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Uncredited cast:
Michael Alaimo Michael Alaimo ... Guy in Stag Film (uncredited)
Darlene Bennett Darlene Bennett ... Gal in Stag Film #1 (uncredited)
Dawn Bennett Dawn Bennett ... Foot Fetish Gal / Gal in Stag Film #2 (uncredited)
Rita Bennett Rita Bennett ... Corpse (uncredited)
Gigi Darlene ... Nymphomaniac (uncredited)
Marlene Eck Marlene Eck ... Narcissist (uncredited)
Harold Key Harold Key ... Homosexual (uncredited)
Tony Orlando Tony Orlando ... Gay Hustler (uncredited)
Layla Peters Layla Peters ... Female Voyeur (uncredited)
Yolanda Signorelli Yolanda Signorelli ... Masseuse (uncredited)
C. Davis Smith C. Davis Smith ... Male Voyeur / Blindfolded Guy (uncredited)
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A series of sketches involving case studies by a researcher examining human sexuality; Mary N. is a 21-year-old girl whom marries, but engages in sexual conquests with other men; Judy R. is a devoted narcissist whom employs sex ads for her own gratification; Charles B. is a voyeur whom needs visual stimulation to make himself aroused; Larry K. is a satyr whose frustration forces him from girl to girl in a hopeless search to go straight; Harold B. is a fetishist for low-cut black leather boots on women. Written by Matt P.

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Referenced in Playboy: The Story of X (1998) See more »

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Underwhelming fake-documentary w/NYC talent pool
23 September 2010 | by lor_See all my reviews

For C. Davis Smith fans, I recommend his exceptional MOS offering ALL MY MEN. The fake-documentary FILE X FOR SEX is a routine and often boring soft porn effort where he rounded up the usual NYC suspects and puts them through their paces for boring results.

Film is nearly all MOS with dull narration and a tiny bit of dubbing. During one sequence about a nymphomaniac, the narrator describes a series of lurid group-sex encounters for Gigi Marlene, but on screen Davis plods along only with a single, unappealing segment of her with a chubby guy. It's irritating and a cheat for the paying audience back when.

Covering all sorts of "deviant" behavior including an opening sequence that declares the "satyr is frigid" (!), film's best segment is about a businessman Harold who is addicted to massage, for which an ultra-busty Yolanda Signorelli oils him up and gets herself topless. I'm sure this footage justified bookings of FILE X.

Final sequence is way overlong, dealing with a couple who collect and sell porno films -hence we're into "self-revealing" territory, but Smith does not deliver the expected insight into his own status as a pornographer. Instead they watch a stag film that's something of a tribute to Smith's main employer, Doris Wishman, as Michael Lawrence dallies with twin sisters, played by the Bennetts. The Bennetts fondle each other and essentially commit the softcore version of incest, yet our helpful narrator never refers to incest at all among the "deviant" acts compiled here for our perusal. Even lesbianism, which the Bennetts simultaneously cover, is not mentioned.

Not surprisingly, the most timid sequence deals with male homosexuality, in fairly insulting terms depicting a young guy selling himself for $20 a pop in the Times Square area to raise money to feed his narcotics addiction. Nothing happens, so fans attending in search of female nudity were not offended.


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13 December 1967 (USA) See more »

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