Monday, November 18, 2013

EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT SEX* BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK (1972)

Another pre-ANNIE HALL Allen that suffers badly from dated humor.  This time around it's seven short sequences answering different questions like "What Is Sodomy?" where Dr. Gene Wilder falls in love with a female sheep...I'm not exactly sure how that answers the question or is even funny but that's what happens.  Another: "What Happens During Ejaculation?" has Tony Randall and Burt Reynolds among others as operators inside a mission control center (a human brain) controlling a dude's body during a date and sex.  Hardy-har-har.

Seeing as how this was a box office success back in 1972 I guess this kind of humor was cutting edge or somehow funny (or maybe they just didn't have many entertainment outlets back in 1972), but nowadays it's extremely dated.  EYAWTKASBWATA is interesting as an historic artifact, but I can't even imagine how a younger audience would enjoy this film today.  Hell, I love Woody Allen and even I had a hard time getting through the whole thing.  Skip it.