Sex: The Revolution
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|Sex: The Revolution|
|Written by||Martin Torgoff|
|Directed by||Hart Perry|
|Starring||David Crosby, Phil Donahue, Hugh Hefner, Erica Jong, Ariel Levy, Gloria Steinem, et al.|
|Composer(s)||Steve Jordan, Matthew Houser, Meegan Voss|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||4|
|Executive producer(s)||Brad Abramson, Michael Hirschorn, Lynne Kirby, Stephen Mintz, et al.|
|Cinematography||Hart Perry, Robert Teten, Holt Haynsworth|
|Editor(s)||François Keraudren, Jason Schmidt|
|Production company(s)||Perry Films|
|Original release||May 12 –|
May 15, 2008
Sex: The Revolution was a four-part 2008 American documentary miniseries that aired on VH1 and The Sundance Channel. It chronicled the rise of American interest in sexuality from the 1950s through the 1990s.
The version shown on VH1 was pixelated to censor nudity including in discussions of censorship of nudity. VH1 Latin America aired the uncensored version.
"Save It 'Til Marriage:" first aired Monday, May 12, 2008, focused on sexual repression of the 1950s
"The Big Bang:" first aired Tuesday, May 13, 2008, the sexual explosion of the 1960s
"Do Your Thing:" first aired Wednesday, May 14, 2008, the sexual independence of the 1970s
"Tainted Love:" first aired Thursday, May 15, 2008, the tail end of the revolution during the late 1970s and early 1980s. And the beginning of AIDS.
- The Kinsey Report
- Rock and Roll
- Citizens for Decent Literature
- The Pill
- Sex and the Single Girl
- Playboy Clubs
- the Generation Gap
- Free Speech vs. Filthy Speech
- Sexual Freedom League
- Hippies and the Summer of Love
- Protest culture
- Civil Rights Movement
- the Vietnam War
- Abbie Hoffman
- the Abortion debate
- the Strip Club
- Sex as marketing tool
- the new Film Code
- Sex on Broadway (Oh! Calcutta!)
- Masters and Johnson
- Urban Swingers
- Esalen Institute
- Encounter groups
- New attitudes towards sexuality in the middle class
- Linda LeClair and Barnard College
- Women's Equality
- Efforts against the Sexual Revolution
- Midnight Cowboy
- Feminism and Gay Liberation
- Roe v. Wade
- Sandstone Retreat
- Wide-release pornography
- the Castro District and the rise of Gay Villages in many major cities.
- Harvey Milk
- Anita Bryant vs. Homosexuality
- Anti-feminist Movement
- the modern pornographic magazine
- The Rolling Stones "Black and Blue Billboard"
- Rise in Divorce Rates
- The Backlash
- VD and STDs
- "the gay disease"
- The death of Rock Hudson
- the Meese Commission
- "I know it when I see it"
- Fatal Attraction
- the notion of safe sex
- Repercussions and positive changes as a result of the revolution in the new century.
- Internet Pornography
- Reality Television
- Sexual imagery in the media.
- Increased acceptance and visibility of gays and lesbians
- Sexual harassment in the work place.
- Increased awareness and concern over domestic violence.
- Change in gender roles in society.