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'Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex, But Were Afraid to Ask' (1972)


Riffing off the self-help book title of the same name, Woody Allen's still-shocking, vignette-style, star-filled sex farce, "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex But Were Afraid to Ask" mocked not only intercourse but fetishes, sexual research and even European art movies. The film uses the structure of the book to pose unique questions like "What is sodomy?" and "Are transvestites homosexuals?" And Allen's skits are, in some cases, explosively hilarious. Highlights? The brilliant Gene Wilder in love with a sheep; John Carradine unleashing a Frankenstein monster breast (size 4,000 in an X cup) and Woody, literally acting as a nervous sperm laboring over ejaculation ("What if he's masturbating? I might end up on the ceiling."). To some this is simply silly Woody Allen, but there's a lot of daring, amazing stuff here.

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