Sex with Strangers (2002)
Critic Reviews for Sex with Strangers
It's a documentary that says that the alternate sexuality meant to set you free may require so much relationship maintenance that celibacy can start looking good.
As a thoughtful and unflinching examination of an alternative lifestyle, Sex with Strangers is a success.
Couples titillated by the possibility of swinging will probably leave the theater gripping each other's hands a little more tightly.
Finally, a movie for people who just can't get enough Jerry Springer.
I didn't find much fascination in the swinging. What they're doing is a matter of plumbing arrangements and mind games, of no erotic or sensuous charge. But that they are doing it is thought-provoking.
Audience Reviews for Sex with Strangers
Basically a "reality TV"-style documentary about a few groups of people with no decent personality. I guess these people couldn't attract anyone to be around them without acting like this. So much pettiness; how could you chose to live like this if minor jealousies set you off? I also learned the difference between wife-swapping and swinging. I wonder if there are attractive-people-only swinger clubs, because some of these were downright horrid looking.
It looked really stupid, but as with most well made documentaries it's more insightful than at first glance. An entire world of polygamy has been opened here for neophytes of the topic, and although I don't think I'll try it, Sex With Strangers leaves one open minded in spite of how even handed it is in bringing up polygamous dilemmas (As in, it's not fully supportive at every corner). The sex is fully explicit; not of the XXX type as I don't think it titillates (or is meant to titillate) and furthermore there's no close up of the sex or active sexual organs. At least three (Might be four - can't remember) couples' swinging lives are shuffled throughout and it's ironic how these are Middle USA white people, ones one typically expects to be fervently religious and sexually conservative in these matters.
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