Heavy Petting

1hr 15min | 2007
Heavy Petting is an entertaining and salacious exploration of the sexual mores of the 50s through the eyes of a generation that lived through the Sexual Revolution. Famous baby boomers - including musician David Byrne, performance artist Spalding Gray, comedian Sandra Bernhard, radical activist Abbie Hoffman, and poet Allen Ginsberg - candidly and hilariously recall their sexual coming-of-age in intimate interviews.

Joyously campy and refreshingly carefree, HEAVY PETTING blends hilarious but unbelievable footage of unhelpful sex ed videos with classic snippets of films like "The Wild One" and Elvis' hip gyrations, not to mention Bernhard talking about playing "doctor," less-than-straight Ginsberg on his disastrous first encounter with a girl, and Byrne on the childhood myths of masturbation.

Eternal mysteries such as the female orgasm, the universal appeal of Marilyn Monroe, and the rituals of high school are dissected as well by this esteemed and lovable group of characters.

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Topics: Sex, Interviews, Pop Culture, High School, Coming Of Age
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Michael Adams
Michael Adams
November 23, 2014
A
So true for so many of us, on many levels. Poignant, yet very funny.
Michael Parker
Michael Parker
November 22, 2014
A
Seeing William Burroughs and Alan Ginsberg were worth the whole movie and to add to it all there was Abbie Hoffmann
Andy Plata
Andy Plata
October 28, 2014
B
Ian Page
Ian Page
August 3, 2014
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Paula Hartsock
Paula Hartsock
November 19, 2013
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Linda Nelson
Linda Nelson
October 31, 2013
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Dallas Harrison
Dallas Harrison
October 9, 2013
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oscar j. gonzalez
oscar j. gonzalez
July 4, 2013
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John Rutledge
John Rutledge
July 4, 2013
A+
Fitz-Gerald Cushnie
Fitz-Gerald Cushnie
July 3, 2013
A