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Kinsey (2004): Articles


'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



Quotes: Joan Collins and Lauren Bacall, Greek Attorneys vs. Gay Alexander the Great

Joan Collins in 'Dynasty.' Quotes: Joan Collins and Lauren Bacall on movie legends Joan Collins (The Stud, The Bitch, the TV series Dynasty) discussed Best Actress Oscar winner Nicole Kidman (The Hours, 2002), whose alleged legendary status gave revered Hollywood legend Lauren Bacall (To Have and Have Not, How to Marry a Millionaire, The Fan) the heebie-jeebies at the 2004 Venice Film Festival last September. “To be a legend you're usually dead or exceedingly old. The legends are Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn – there are so many. As for the furore over whether Nicole Kidman is a legend. I don't think she's old enough or dead enough.” Joan Collins quote via femalefirst.co.uk (where the quotation marks […]


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Quotes: Joan Collins and Lauren Bacall, Greek Attorneys vs. Gay Alexander the Great



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