Researching one’s own sexuality in people can take a very long time. It is usually thought that this phase is over with the exit from puberty. But it’s not quite like that. Sometimes people become cocooned and do not move anywhere beyond the place where they found themselves.
This is especially pronounced in people who get married young and immediately get into trouble like how to save their family, earn money and the like! Ten or so years go by in pain and misery, and they do not devote themselves at all or not enough. And when their family situation stabilizes and is stress-free for the first time, they start to think about themselves. Usually some event prompts them to do so! From my experience, I know many who only at that stage admitted to themselves that they are bisexual or that they are simply attracted to men too! And they often make a mess of their lives chasing after something they missed!
This movie has elements of exploring sexuality, but with younger people, when it’s time for them to get to know themselves! Two friends and two girls, one of whom is a lesbian, one gay, and the rest of them go to a house to spend the night. They spend the evening talking about sex, tolerance, voyeurism, free behavior. I’m interested in a guy who rejects with disgust the possibility of men being attracted to him, and as the film unfolds, he allows himself what he never thought he could do!
It’s not a great film, but it’s interesting to watch!
Not entirely surprisingly for a film with such a blatant come-on title, “the sex movie” emerges as nearly all talk and almost no action. Still, it’s all talk about sex, which will titillate some. As a quartet of hotties spend the night defending — when not compromising — their claimed Kinsey Scale identifications, enough yelling and pontificating and dirty-secret-airing occurs to make the pic feel like a middling Off-Off-Broadway play that found its way to video. Still, it’s a painless watch that will provoke discussion among home viewers regarding just how bi-curious (or tolerant) they are.
After a day’s work in various capacities on a San Francisco porn shoot, four friends — ones who’ll readily tear like emotional piranhas into each others’ insecurities — repair to Kris’ (Michelle Mosley) loft apartment. She announces, “I woke up and thought damn, I just want to lose my hang-ups,” commencing drink-enhanced mind games that reveal contrary if fairly predictable things about macho straight dude J.D. (Matthew Tyler), man-hater lesbian Heidi (Eleese Longino) and gay guy Rafe (Mike Fallon). Diverting if schematic first feature for writer-helmer Colton Lawrence is decently acted and adequately packaged on a shoestring.