A film about a man who I feel, left his mark and did a significant first step (perhaps he did not approach it not 100% right, but here it did not go into too much detail), and maybe he went a bit too far in his attempt to discover all that he wanted, but it sure was a great first step. Sure, with controversy and criticisms but then, many great things start like that too.
Significant film, as it tells a story about a significant person. Rather good acting at parts, but as a story and editing I thought I will overlook it.
The movie is provocative and intelligent, scientific not sexy and will make you laugh but also squirm at times and wonder how Alfred Kinsey ever managed to get his book "Sexual Behavior in the Human Male" published at a time (1948) when sex was generally misunderstood and very taboo. Everyone seemed to be asking "am I normal".
Using the technique of his own famous sex interviews, the movie uncovers the secrets of a nation while recounting the scientist's extraordinary journey from oppressed obscurity to pioneer in the area of human research to global fame. Kinsey was responsible for the start of the sexual revolution, changed American culture and created a media sensation with his book - before they turned on him.11/23/14