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Sex, Censorship and the Silver Screen 

A six hour series exploring the 100 year evolution of sexuality and censorship in motion pictures.








Series cast summary:
Raquel Welch ...  Narrator 6 episodes, 1996
Jason Alexander ...  Quote Reader 4 episodes, 1996
Dan Aykroyd ...  Quote Reader 4 episodes, 1996
Lloyd Bridges ...  Quote Reader 3 episodes, 1996
Robert Culp ...  Quote Reader 3 episodes, 1996
Keene Curtis ...  Quote Reader 3 episodes, 1996
Kelsey Grammer ...  Quote Reader 3 episodes, 1996
Judd Hirsch ...  Quote Reader 3 episodes, 1996
Dennis Hopper ...  Quote Reader 3 episodes, 1996
Sally Kellerman ...  Quote Reader 3 episodes, 1996
Joe Mantegna ...  Quote Reader 3 episodes, 1996
Barney Martin ...  Quote Reader 3 episodes, 1996
Malcolm McDowell ...  Quote Reader 3 episodes, 1996
Martin Mull ...  Quote Reader 3 episodes, 1996
Carl Reiner ...  Quote Reader 3 episodes, 1996
Allan Rich ...  Quote Reader 3 episodes, 1996
John Ritter ...  Quote Reader 3 episodes, 1996
Jeffrey Tambor ...  Quote Reader 3 episodes, 1996
Marisa Tomei ...  Quote Reader 3 episodes, 1996
Eli Wallach ...  Quote Reader 3 episodes, 1996


From the moment Thomas Edison shocked the public with May Irwin's unabashed kiss, the movie industry has become a battlefield for audiences who can't get enough of a good thing - and critics who believe some things are better left behind closed doors. SEX, CENSORSHIP AND THE SILVER SCREEN, a six-part documentary written and directed by Frank Martin traces the evolution of sexuality in America film, from the silent-film vamp Theda Bara to Elizabeth Taylor to the temptresses of ''Showgirls.'' Harrison Ford, Melanie Griffith, Marisa Tomei and Daryl Hannah recreate the voices of Hollywood legends to chronicle the continuing clash between screen sexuality and censorship. Raquel Welch is the host. Written by Anonymous

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1996 (USA) See more »

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Amazing What Prudes We Are.
29 March 2002 | by TSHunterSee all my reviews

This is an interesting documentary on sex in the movies since their inception. After viewing, it is realized what prudes we are as a society, and how we have viewed sex so unhealthily through the ages, even up until the current day. We don't love ourselves or others enough and it is evident with the dismal and unhealthy views that are portrayed as a whole by our society in all medias, including film. Unfortunately, this is a slow change, and I think that conservatives and liberals both making films tend to be guilty of taking us backward rather than forward. It is only when we love ourselves and our fellow man (and woman) that this will change as a reflection of our society. Nonetheless, this is an excellent look at sex as it has been portrayed in films since the beginning. I'm sure anyone looking for cheap thrills will find them here.

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