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Genius Bows IFC's 'Indie Sex'

2 Nov, 2007 By: Kyra Kudick

Genius Products will release on DVD Indie Sex, the controversial miniseries from the Independent Film Channel (IFC). The series investigates sex in cinema and looks at how indie movies have provided a forum to explore society's sexual fantasies on film.

The two-DVD set ($29.95) streets Jan. 1, 2008 (prebook Nov. 20).

The documentary is divided into three parts: “Censored” looks at the history of censorship from the silent era to today; “Teens” examines the evolution of the teen genre from beach romps in the 1960s to today; and “Extremes” explores fetishism from Bettie Page bondage photos of the 1950s to today's boundary-pushing films.

Filmmakers Lisa Ades and Lesli Klainberg tell the story using provocative film clips and on-camera interviews with some of the industry's leading players, including John Waters, Tatum O'Neal, Ally Sheedy, Piper Perabo, Peter Sarsgaard, Miranda July, John Cameron Mitchell, Rosanna Arquette and burlesque icon Dita Von Teese.

Bonus features include director's cut “Taboos” (originally aired as a fourth part in the series on IFC), an extended stag film and sex in cinema milestones.

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