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'Kinsey' Movie Review: Liam Neeson as Controversial Sex Researcher

Kinsey movie with Liam Neeson, Laura Linney At one point in Kinsey, Liam Neeson's polemical Dr. Alfred Kinsey tells a reporter that it would be “useless” to make a film of his 1948 book on male sexuality. Be that as it may, Kinsey would probably have recognized that his extraordinary life could well be the stuff that great movies are made of. Writer-director Bill Condon surely thinks so, and his Kinsey is an honorable attempt to portray the life and times of the pioneering sex researcher, whose studies on the sexual behavior of American men and women remain controversial to this day. (See Alfred Kinsey movie vs. reality.) But despite Condon's good intentions, Kinsey is ultimately no more than a […]


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'Kinsey' Movie Review: Liam Neeson as Controversial Sex Researcher



Alfred Kinsey Scale of Facts: Movie vs. Reality

Alfred Kinsey ca. 1950: Kinsey Scale creator. Alfred Kinsey sex researcher vs. 'Kinsey' movie biopic Alfred Kinsey (1894-1956), played by Liam Neeson in writer-director Bill Condon's 2004 movie Kinsey, and his wife Clara – Laura Linney in the biopic – had four children. Only three are shown in Kinsey. Their firstborn, Don, died from diabetes shortly before his fifth birthday. Clara Kinsey died at age 83 in 1982. Alfred Kinsey never saw his father (John Lithgow in the movie) after his parents were divorced. In the film, Kinsey is shown at his father's home after the death of his mother. Gay seduction scene In Kinsey, a crucial scene features Alfred Kinsey's assistant and co-researcher Clyde Martin (Peter Sarsgaard) seducing the […]


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Alfred Kinsey Scale of Facts: Movie vs. Reality



Naked Men and Oscar Wilde in Toronto

Male nudity in 'Kinsey' movie poster. Naked men and Oscar Wilde at the Toronto Film Festival The 2004 edition of the Toronto Film Festival, to be held September 9–18, will showcase nudity and sex – check out the naked man in the Kinsey poster to the right, and the film's tagline “sex: the measure of all things” – in addition to Oscar Wilde, metaphysics, Bobby Darin, AIDS, Jean-Luc Godard, and temperamental stage actresses along the lines of Bette Davis in All About Eve. Alfred Kinsey and male sexual behavior Among the Toronto Film Festival's 100 world premieres is that of Bill Condon's Kinsey, in which Liam Neeson plays controversial sex researcher Alfred Kinsey, whose book Sexual Behavior in the Human […]


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Naked Men and Oscar Wilde in Toronto