I Am A Sex Addict

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I Am a Sex Addict takes a penetrating look at troublesome compulsions, although its unsurprisingly self-indulgent focus may test the limits of some viewers.



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On the eve of his third wedding, documentary filmmaker Caveh Zahedi bravely turns the camera on himself to explore his decade-long addiction to sex in an autobiographical tale of personal peccadillo featuring animation from Waking Life artist Bob Sabiston and featuring a rare film appearance by French porn legend Rebecca Lord. His previous marriages destroyed by his obsession with prostitutes and his many intimate relationships sabotaged by his unwavering commitment to the concept of open relationships, Zahedi boldly bares his soul before the camera to offer a comic look at the life of one man who truly can't get enough. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Rebecca Lord
as Caroline
Emily Morse
as Christa
Olia Natasha
as French Prostitute
Corinna Chan
as Asian Prostitute
Stephanie Carwin
as Italian Prostitute
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Critic Reviews for I Am A Sex Addict

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  • Candor wins points almost anywhere, and that's what Zahedi has, in spades.

    Jun 15, 2006 | Rating: 2.5/4
  • That self-indulgent documentary form, the biographical essay film, earns its most onanistic installment ever.

    May 26, 2006 | Rating: 2/5
  • The narrowness of [Zahedi's] sexual repertoire is the springboard for a charming and boundless homemade sort of filmmaking.

    May 5, 2006 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • ... Zahedi tries to construct a narrative from his epic bad behavior, presumably for the purpose of shedding light on something. What this is remains mysterious after a single viewing, but not so mysterious as to inspire a second.

    Apr 28, 2006 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • ... while some may bail early, those who stay to the end are likely to dwell on Zahedi's unwavering (some would say unrelenting) belief in his own artistry, as well as the film's many funny, quotable lines ...

    Apr 27, 2006 | Full Review…
  • The filmmaker's ability to at once mock himself and consider his dilemma with compassion transforms an otherwise smarmy tale into something honest and insightful.

    Apr 21, 2006 | Rating: 3/4

Audience Reviews for I Am A Sex Addict

A fascinating watch as we see one man use film making as a kind of therapy. This has probably been done before, but never so openly. Zahedi is an honest and endearing man. His naivety translates well into both comedy and genuine emotion. The constant breaking of the forth wall and laying out facts about the film's production, as well as his story, make this sometimes jumbled, but always enjoyable. I got a real feel for Zahedi, but this film doesn't wallow in self pity or excuse his actions. It's low budget helps Zahedi create some wonderful little quirks.

Luke Baldock
Luke Baldock

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It's like something between documentary & mockumentary with a Woody Allen-ish kind of humour, Sometimes annoying sometimes funny sometimes uninteresting , sometimes pretentious & sometimes interesting

Arash Xak
Arash Xak

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Surprising good story. And it seems this is also and autobiographical endeavor. The director narrates, and tell you about his problems with women..and himself. Funny, and very telling.

Hogans Hero
Hogans Hero

Super Reviewer

Interested autobiographical documentary of a writer-director-recovering sex addict Caveh Zahedi in his past nasty and pervert life.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

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