Skip to main content

PRIVATE PRACTICES: THE STORY OF A SEX SURROGATE

USA, 1985 (MIFF 1986)

Director: Kirby Dick

Since Masters and Johnson laid the groundwork in the early seventies, therapists have engaged in a radical form of therapy for clients with severe sexual problems. PRIVATE PRACTICES follows two men's therapy from beginning to end. One is a 25-year-old college student who has never dated. The second frets over the breakup of his marriage and fears sexual inadequacy. "I practise sexual and social skills and I try to teach them how to love. I figure if I practise enough, I 'III get it right myself.- "Maureen Sullivan, surrogate

See also...

OUTRAGE

“A vital and - considering the current debate over the constitutionality of gay marriage - very timely cinematic assault on the hypocrites in our midst.” - Hollywood Reporter ... Controversial ... More »

THIS FILM IS NOT YET RATED

In the USA, a shadowy, anonymous group controls what the population may or may not view. It isn't the CIA or the Masons; it's the Motion Picture Association of America. Responsible for rating all ... More »

SICK: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF BOB FLANAGAN, SUPERMASOCHIST

Sick chronicles the life and art of poet and per­formance artist Bob Flanagan and his ongo­ing struggle against the scourge of Cystic Fibrosis. A gruelling and highly explicit film Sick is ... More »

Cannonball

A small stray dog called Cannonball befriends a circus clown . The clown is facing the unemployment office unless he can give his act some sparkle... Cannonball saves the day. ... More »

Manhattan Love Suicides

New York City 1985 - A churning world where the realities of poverty and sex among the desperate musicians, artists and scene markers dictates a mutated parody of normal lifestyles. Consumed with ... More »

Pyrotechnics

Tesla & pPomethea in the ecstasy of transmissions. Fire knows and never sleeps. ... Exploded myths. Visionary tricksters. ... Nikola tests radiated a blue light.Electric/power and the dangerous ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director