Just a Little Harmless Sex

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Just a Little Harmless Sex
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Rick Rosenthal
Produced by Deborah Capogrosso
Written by Roger Mills
Marti Noxon
Cinematography Bruce Surtees
Edited by Jim Stewart
Distributed by Phaedra Cinema
Release date
June 11, 1999
Running time
95 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Just a Little Harmless Sex is a 1999 romantic comedy film which revolves around the offer of oral sex by a stranded motorist (and prostitute) to a monogamous man who stops to help her. Arrested by a passing police officer, the unlikely good Samaritan must telephone his wife to bail him out in the middle of the night. A few days later, she throws him out of the house and goes out with her friends to enjoy a sexy night on the town. The denouement takes place when all the parties meet at a local nightclub for explanations and apologies. The film was directed by Rick Rosenthal, and stars Alison Eastwood, Rachel Hunter, and Lauren Hutton.

The film received generally poor reviews from critics, with a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 20% derived from five professional reviews.[1] Writing for The New York Times, Lawrence Van Gelder compared the film to a TV sitcom, and said the movie was "well cast, well acted and thoroughly inconsequential".[2] Writing for Variety, Lael Loewenstein said "what saves [the film] from being utterly predictable is its zesty dialogue".[3]


  1. ^ "Just a Little Harmless Sex (1999)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 21 May 2015. 
  2. ^ Van Gelder, Lawrence (11 June 1999). "Just A Little Harmless Sex (1999)". The New York Times. Retrieved 21 May 2015. 
  3. ^ Loewenstein, Lael (11 June 1999). "Review: 'Just a Little Harmless Sex'". Variety. Retrieved 21 May 2015. 

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