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

by Greg Vellante

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Wednesday August 2, 2017

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

Admittedly, adjusting my advanced prejudices towards a film dubbed "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask)" isn't an easy thing to do when considering it was written and directed by a filmmaker all too notorious for his sordid sexual scandals. Alas, while I've grown far less invested in Woody Allen's work during recent years (and accusations), I still can't deny that the man has made some film towards which I hold a deep admiration -- "Annie Hall," "The Purple Rose of Cairo," "Midnight in Paris," just to name a few.

"Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask)" isn't one of these films, but it falls more in line with other airy and passable Allen comedies like "Bananas" and "Zelig," even though the latter is one of Allen's best entries in the pure comedic genre. This sketch-comedy inspired film is based upon Dr. David Reuben's best-selling self-help book, and it features one of Allen's best casts-Allen himself, Burt Reynolds, Lynn Redgrave, John Carradine, Tony Randall, Louise Lasser, and Gene Wilder in one of the film's most infamous bits, "What is Sodomy?"

As such, it's certainly a recommendation for avid film collectors, especially fans of Allen and it's also worth considering that this is a Twilight Time Movies release, meaning only a limited batch of 3,000 units is being sold. For others, who can't get past the icky implications of Allen making a sex comedy, just ignore this release. There are plenty of other films, and better ones too, that are worthy of your watch without sacrificing your moral qualms.

It's all an argument of separating the art from the artist, and it's an argument worth being had when talking about some of Allen's greatest achievements. "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask)" isn't one of these films.

Bonus features include an isolated music track.

"Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask)"
Twilight Time Movies Blu-ray
$29.95
https://www.twilighttimemovies.com/everything-you-always-wanted-to-know-about-sex-but-were-afraid-to-ask-blu-ray/