I read some of the reviews on IMDb before I went to see the movie. AndI was struck by some of the negative comments it received. Even in thisday and age, there is a double-standard on "moral values".<br><br>Hypocrisy vs. common sense. The movie cleverly reveals that Kinseyhelped us along the way, to become open about such a basic butnon-the-less extremely vital part of our existence. True, some of hissubjects were pedophiles or engaged in sex practices that most peoplewould find offensive. However, the knowledge that he as a scientistderived from his studies, is immeasurable - it enables intimate insightinto the human psyche, and with that, possible treatments for thosethat are sexually victimizing others. <br><br>And this is the key point: the law should protect life, the innocent(under-aged and animals) and of course, the non-consenting. Other thanthat, sex is something between consenting adults and no-one should havethe right to outlaw what you do in the bedroom. If you listen closely,the movie will give you the same message. <br><br>My only complaint is perhaps that on the subject of "perversion" theybarely scratched the surface on Kinsey's personal response. It wasclear that as a scientist, he would continue on the path of knowledge,however dark it may have been. I would probably agree that the movieversion of his life and work was toned down to a "pill small enough toswallow" - still, I feel it shows the audience enough to get a pictureof who this man was.<br><br>Don't expect "adult entertainment" when going to this movie. There islittle that will cause an open-minded, sexually in touch withhim-/herself adult embarrassment or even excitement. It's more like adocumentary. <br><br>The acting was superb on everybody's part, and Academy AwardNominations will be forth-coming - no doubt. Hopefully they will takesome wins home.
Biography / Drama
Biography / Drama
Called Prok as an adult (short for Professor Kinsey), has been interested in biology since he was a child growing up in the early twentieth century, despite the criticisms of such being evil nonsense from his overbearing and devoutly Christian father, professor Alfred Seguine Kinsey. Prok goes on to become a biology professor at Indiana University, initially focusing on the study of gall wasps. But those studies in combination with questions from his students, coming to terms with the needs of sex with his own wife, a former student of his named Clara McMillen (who he calls Mac), and what he sees as the gross misinformation on the subject currently within popular belief makes him change his focus to human sexuality. Many of those gross untruths - as he sees them - are that oral sex and masturbation cause a slew of maladies, which are perpetuated by what is presented in the university's hygiene class taught by Professor Thurman Rice. With the approval of faculty head ...
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