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Kinsey - Liam Neeson, Laura Linney, Chris O'Donnell, Bill Condon

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Movie propaganda

Let's talk about sex.

Academy Award-winner Bill Condon explores the life of the pioneer of human sexuality research, Alfred Kinsey (Liam Neeson). Spanning six decades from his childhood in the early 1900s to his death in 1956, the film turns the microscope on the man whose landmark studies on the sexual behaviours of the common man rocked the world.

The interviewer of tens of thousands, Kinsey subjected his own life and that of his researchers to the same type of analysis that produced his 1948 best-selling book Sexual behaviour in the human male. But while the Kinsey team's focus was predominantly outward, perhaps what they learned about themselves was as great as that which they taught their country.

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film biography Alfred Kinsey sex research report

Persons of interest

  • Liam Neeson .... Alfred Kinsey
  • Laura Linney .... Clara McMillen
  • Chris O'Donnell .... Wardell Pomeroy
  • Peter Sarsgaard .... Clyde Martin
  • Timothy Hutton .... Paul Gebhard
  • John Lithgow .... Alfred Seguine Kinsey
  • Tim Curry .... Thurman Rice
  • Oliver Platt .... Herman Wells
  • Dylan Baker .... Alan Gregg
  • Julianne Nicholson .... Alice Martin
  • William Sadler .... Kenneth Braun
  • John McMartin .... Huntington Hartford
  • Veronica Cartwright .... Sara Kinsey
  • Kathleen Chalfant .... Barbara Merkle
  • Heather Goldenhersh .... Martha Pomeroy
  • Dagmara Dominczyk .... Agnes Gebhard
  • Benjamin Walker .... Kinsey at 19
  • Matthew Fahey .... Kinsey at 14
  • Will Denton .... Kinsey at 10
  • John Krasinski .... Ben
  • Arden Myrin .... Emily
  • Romulus Linney .... Rep B Carroll Reece
  • Katharine Houghton .... Mrs Spaulding
  • David Harbour .... Robert Kinsey
  • Judith JK Polson .... Mildred Kinsey
  • Leigh Spofford .... Anne Kinsey
  • Jenna Gavigan .... Joan Kinsey
  • Luke MacFarlane .... Bruce Kinsey
  • Bill Condon .... Screenwriter
  • Bill Condon .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

Even though Alfred Kinsey is not a very interesting person, he did more to overcome Victorian and Puritan prudery than anyone else. The fact that you can talk about a blow job and be understood by any adult in Australia is all because of him. A case can even be made that the Kinsey report is the foundation for the Free Love/Hippy movement of the 60s. Discuss.

Security censorship classification

MA 15+ (Adult themes, sexual references)

Surveillance time

118 minutes (1:58 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 13 January 2005
DVD rental: 25 May 2005
VHS rental: 25 May 2005

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