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HEAVY PETTING is an entertaining and salacious exploration of the sexual mores of the 50s through the eyes of a generation that lived through the Sexual Revolution. Famous baby boomers — including musician David Byrne, performance artist Spalding Gray, comedian Sandra Bernhard, radical activist Abbie Hoffman, and poet Allen Ginsberg — candidly and hilariously recall their sexual coming-of-age in intimate interviews. Joyously campy and refreshingly carefree, HEAVY PETTING blends hilarious but unbelievable footage of unhelpful sex ed videos with classic snippets of films like “The Wild One” and Elvis’ hip gyrations, not to mention Bernhard talking about playing “doctor,” less-than-straight Ginsberg on his disastrous first encounter with a girl, and Byrne on the childhood myths of masturbation. Eternal mysteries such as the female orgasm, the universal appeal of Marilyn Monroe, and the rituals of high school are dissected as well by this esteemed and lovable group of characters.
TWO-DISC SET – PACKED WITH OVER SIX HOURS OF BONUSES INCLUDING:
*Rare extended sexual confessions of Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, Spalding Gray, Abbie Hoffman and more!
*Ten hilarious sex ed, anti-pornography and VD scare films of the 30s, 40s, and 50s, including: Perversion for Profit, Dance Little Children, The Innocent Party, As Boys Grow, Easy to Get
Interviews with Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, Spalding Gray, Abbie Hoffman and more; Filmmaker Interview; Vintage Film Featurettes
1989 Sundance Film Festival: Grand Jury Prize, nomineeMore Info
1989 Sundance Film Festival: Grand Jury Prize, nominee
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