#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Called Prok as an adult (short for Professor Kinsey), Alfred Kinsey has been interested in biology since he was a child growing up in the early twentieth century, despite the criticisms of such being evil nonsense from his overbearing and devoutly Christian father, professor Alfred Seguine Kinsey. Prok goes on to become a biology professor at Indiana University, initially focusing on the study of gall wasps. But those studies in combination with questions from his students, coming to terms with the needs of sex with his own wife, a former student of his named Clara McMillen (who he calls Mac), and what he sees as the gross misinformation on the subject currently within popular belief makes him change his focus to human sexuality. Many of those gross untruths – as he sees them – are that oral sex and masturbation cause a slew of maladies, which are perpetuated by what is presented in the university’s hygiene class taught by Professor Thurman Rice. With the approval of faculty head Herman Wells, Prok starts teaching his own wildly popular marriage course, talking about sex in a straightforwardly academic fashion. When he sees that morals don’t necessarily mirror sexual behavior, he decides to conduct a massive sex survey with the assistance of students Wardell Pomeroy, Clyde Martin and Paul Gebhard. He faces the issue of the funding required for the survey and public and political response to this controversial and oft seen as taboo subject. But in conducting the survey, he and Mac also face the issue of their own sexuality in relationship to their marriage and the emotional and cultural aspects behind it, such as the notion of love.
Plot: Kinsey is a portrait of researcher Alfred Kinsey, driven to uncover the most private secrets of a nation. What begins for Kinsey as a scientific endeavor soon takes on an intensely personal relevance, ultimately becoming an unexpected journey into the mystery of human behavior.
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My brief review of the film
A rather well researched, interesting and involving biography of an important man to science, the film not only provides an insight into Kinsey’s life and the attitudes of the time, but it also digs deep into the characters. Superb acting assists too, with Neeson and Sarsgaard both in good form, however it is Linney who shines the most as Kinsey’s wife. But what gives the film such an extra boost is how confronting it manages to be. It is a daringly different film, packing the punches and managing to even have a few good laughs. The style feels unique, yet the technical aspects of the film are rather ordinary. It is a bit too uncomfortable to watch at times also, but it generally succeeds. Condon has quite evidently put a lot of effort into writing and directing the film, and without much question, his efforts have paid off with success.
Movie with an agenda and not particularly accurate
Viewers who did not live in the 1940s and early 1950s will be taken in by this very shallow treatment of a complex subject – sex. The movie has a definite agenda and it is not about Dr. Kinsey and it distorts much to make its agenda.
One would believe from watching this flick that Kinsey was the pioneer of the sexual revolution in this country. He was not. He rode the wave and exploited it. World War II was something of a coming out party. Many men learned much about sex during the War. Then under the GI Bill they went to college and that resulted in a much more sophisticated and liberal America. Early in 1947, a movie was shown all over the country. It was called “Mom and Dad”. It was about the problems of teenagers having sex and the possibility of getting VD. The photographs were very graphic and nothing like this had ever been shown in theaters before. The showings were restricted to persons 16 years and older and patrons could buy two pamphlets, one about males and one about females. They were probably the first sex manuals ever widely distributed in the US. While very rudimentary, they gave many people an idea what sex was all about.
That was several years before Kinsey but at that time it was recognized that there was a lot of ignorance about sex, although the ignorance was not as deep as depicted in the movie. For example, the movie implies most people were ignorant of oral copulation. However, it was practiced much more extensively than shown in the movie but because it was considered “dirty” people normally did not discuss it, although it was often the topic of conversation among lower class men, such as eating “hair pie”.
The movie overemphasizes the teaching of abstinence. While the clergy and military chaplains preached abstinence, it was not taught in health education classes nor in VD programs in the military. All servicemen were taught to use condoms and condoms were commonly used as a birth control measure. Most teenagers knew to use condoms to protect against pregnancy.
While Kinsey shocked many people with his books, particularly prudes, many were not surprised. He just confirmed what many already knew. But he made mistakes. He overestimated the number of men that had engaged in homosexual sex. At that time, many considered masturbation and mutual masturbation as homosexual practices and if there were people who if asked if they had engaged in a homosexual act, would answer in the affirmative when in fact they had never engaged in oral or anal sex. This was brought out in later studies, however, because it didn’t fit the message of this movie, this mistake was not brought out in the movie. Further, while some of subjects had engaged in one homosexual act, more out of curiosity than anything, afterwards they felt it was repulsive and never again engaged in a homosexual act, but Kinsey never brought this out.
The movie blatantly states that Kinsey himself engaged in homosexual sex but that has never been verified. Some consider it just another effort by gays to make him one of their own just as they have attempted to do with Abe Lincoln.
A problem with the movie was that it sensationalized sex by showing pictures of sexual weirdos. It only detracted from the movie and made Kinsey look like a jerk.
His research while flawed, was done in a scientific manner. A true scientist but he lacked the ability to see beyond the data. He came to the conclusion that any sexual conduct was natural and therefore acceptable. He was advocating free sex. But he was an entomologist, not a sociologist. He was incapable of seeing what the impact of his thinking would be on society and he lacked an understanding of how all the sexual mores had been developed and why.
Surprisingly he did not understand the role of sex in a complex society. As an etymologist he should have understood how sex is regulated in the insect world. Examples are the ant and bee societies where sex is very restricted in the common good.
The problem Kinsey and many other free thinkers have is that they believed that the mores against free sex were based on religion. In fact it is not the case. The mores against adultery, sodomy, and homosexuality actually were the result of pragmatism developed from thousands of years of wisdom and they are evidence of a highly developed society. Our ancestors learned early on that diseases were sexually transmitted. They learned that sex outside of marriage created severe family and social problems so their societies developed rules against sex outside of marriage including homosexuality. At the time the religious leaders were also the leaders of society and by making such conduct sins, they became enfolded in religion. But any pragmatist can see the value of such mores in societies.
Extra-marital sex still remains the principle source of venereal diseases and of broken marriages as well as the source of many children born out of wedlock who don’t have a family. The sexual revolution, which Kinsey helped promote, has resulted in serious problems for society as a whole. Prior to the Viet Nam War, sexually transmitted diseases were limited to three easily treatable diseases and they were not that prevalent. Today, as a result of free sex and a drug culture that resulted from the sexual revolution, the number of venereal diseases had more than doubled and they are either ultimately fatal or difficult to treat because they have become resistant to antibiotics.
If Kinsey had dwelt on how to improve sexual relations in marriage, he would have accomplished much but by reducing the human race down to a basic sexual animal he helped destroy thousands of years of accumulated wisdom and unfortunately, the movie fails to bring out the evil he caused.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 58 min (118 min)
Genre Biography, Drama, Romance
Director Bill Condon
Writer Bill Condon
Actors Liam Neeson, Laura Linney, Chris O’Donnell, Peter Sarsgaard
Country USA, Germany
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 17 wins & 50 nominations.
Production Company American Zoetrope
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Cooke Xtal Express Lenses, Arricam ST, Cooke Xtal Express Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints), DuArt Film Laboratories Inc., New York, USA (dailies)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman Double-X 5222, Kodak Vision 200T 5274, Vision 500T 5279)
Cinematographic Process J-D-C Scope (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm