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Sign In. Sex Madness Hide Spoilers. A imdb like this has to be judged fairly - and that means being judged by the standards of its era. It tackles a subject that 1938 would have been taboo to pretty much everyone - the scourge of syphilis, and the associated sexual "looseness" that was seen as its cause.
Yes, I know that this is considered an "exploitation" film - one dressed up as an educational film in order to get past censors who would have objected to some of the sexual innuendo contained within it.
Still, there is no doubt that at one time syphilis was a major health issue, and so this also comes across as something of a "scare tactic" - a way of warning people to avoid sexual immorality lest they contract the terrible disease. Thus, the words "they must be told! The first minutes or so jump around a little bit. We see a fair bit of a burlesque show attended by a lot of people, some hints of lesbianism as one girl tries to convince another to spend the night with her, "wild" house parties with couples going off together and assorted shots of those wanting to do battle with the disease and the loose morals at the root of it.
It then settles down largely to the story of Millicent - a small town girl who went to New York and caught the disease, then returns home and spreads it to her new husband and their child. The tragic results of the disease are portrayed, and the movie then tries to end on a hopeful note.
This isn't a particularly good madness. It drags at times, but I thought the subject matter was worthwhile, and looked at from the perspective of it was courageous. One can only go so far with courage alone, though. Eventually, you have to judge whether a movie has quality or not.
This sex fails on that count. Was this review helpful? Sign in to vote. Would be considered progressive for its time and not that prudish. Actually, most film portrayals of sex and drug use before the Hayes Commission were not timid, and then afterwards circa madness had to have some sort of moral equation showing the results of such behavior.
This sex, postwould have fallen under Hayes guidelines, and consequently meets those guidelines, and yet the depiction of immoral behavior, for the time, and the consequences of such are fairly progressive. The whole idea of sex education for young persons, and of exposing the public to the reality of sexual diseases, is something still being tossed around in today's society.
This film is on the progressive side of this debate, albeit dated, and those snide commenters who decry this film as being too imdb or preachy have little idea sex what was really prudish and preachy in the s. The grand images of that past time as presented by Hollywood are merely that, images.
The reality is much less wonderful, 1938 each new generation feels that it is the generation that is the most sophisticated of all.
I have no fear that the young generation of will have a great laugh at our current ways. It's well respected philanthropist Paul Lorenz who's out to educated the youth of America about the dangers of both sex out of marriage as well as unprotected sex. He may have succeeded in getting the word out but his son Tom didn't hear it. Tom with a number of his friends went out to paint the town read at a sleazy strip joint and ended up catching Syphilis with one of the dancers Shelia Wayne.
Tom was lucky in getting the treatment he needed on sex to prevent him from going both blind as well as mad from his experience. Poor and alone in the big city Millicent was forced to work as a dancer at the same strip joint that Tom and his friends visited and ended up catching VD from one of the costumers who paid for both her food and lodging. It was Millicent going to get treated by this local quack doctor Hampton who assured her, after taking her for every dime she sex, that she was Syphilis free!
Now with her new born child dead and her husband on his death bed Millicent feels that she has nothing to live for and plans to end it all for her and Wendell with a cocktail of rat poison and and bottle of Dranio. It's then when a miracle happens in Millicent getting a call from the past that give her the will and confidence to go one despite the mess that she finds herself in. The film shows just what social diseases are without overdoing it like the movie "Reefer Maddnes" that was released the same yeardid with the subject of smoking pot.
It is a bit uneven in it's editing and no where as entertaining as "Reefer Madness" in how unintentionally funny it was but in the end does get its massage across to the audience which is what really counts. Spuzzlightyear 1 November Sure there are camp moments in Sex Madness, a film which somehow tries to gain the notoriety that 'Reefer Madness' has but fails despite having tons of elements that should point in it's favor.
In the beginning it starts off strongly, with all sorts of people going to a burlesque show and jamming the auditorium up! This show is probably the highlight of the movie, plenty of silly dancing, no nudity, and clunky choreography. I liked the personalities that showed up for this. A group of randy boys looking to party, a lesbian couple who can't stop pawing sex other, and a man who gets all worked up he rapes the first girl he sees. Funny, but ALL of these plot lines get dropped madness Millicent!!
After going home and seeing another doctor who gives her a quack cure, she marries and. Rest assured that as foul as it sounds, it drags somewhat, and is nowhere as memorable as 'Reefer', admittedly, I thought It was going to be of the same looniness. It's okay for some laughs, but doesn't hold up. At first it was good, but then it got boring.
I really loved the burlesque show. It was so great. I wish there were still shows like this now. Men getting turned on by girls in big feathered hats and sequin leotards jumping around with big grins on their faces seem a little less threatening than those who want genitals of women they've never met before shoved in their faces.
Sorry to be so graphic, but the movie makes you realize how drastically sex shows have changed. That is really the main part of the movie that caught my attention. The film does have valid 1938 about how you shouldn't have a kid if you have syphilis. And you shouldn't have sex if you have it either. However, the whole idea of someone with this disease being forbid by their doctor to get married seemed a little strange to me. Plus the main woman was in cloud nine the whole as if the sex world was either completely wonderful or completely horrible.
I also thought the point about the "quacks" was interesting because it's harder today to figure out if a doctor is a quack since we have such a high rate of suing for malpractice. That's just bogus. I'm glad that doesn't happen anymore. Watch this movie to see how drastically times have changed but also 1938 educate yourself about this disease.
It's the only thing that hasn't changed. Craig 31 August This is another one of those scare tactic movies from the 30's that's more hokey than fact. I laughed throughout the whole movie watching the antics of "normal" people in the 30's.
It's supposed to teach you about the dangers of syphillis, but is more entertaining than informative. This movie ranks up there with "Reefer Madness" and "Cocaine Fiends" I highly recommend it to anyone that wants a night of belly laughs. She doesn't make it big but she does have sex with someone and sure enough she catches syphilis.
Most of these films are incredibly awful without a single thing to really recommend in them. THere are countless awful 1938 about this picture including some really awful performances, a really stupid story and of course everything technical is bad. THe editing, the direction, the cinematography and imdb the bad stock footage that is used at times.
Oh yeah, don't forget the horrid dialogue that happens. As with other VD films, this one here features "real footage" as shock value. I'm not going to lie, as awful as this movie is, it's still fairly entertaining simply because of how awful it is.
All the false information given, the way everything is hyped up for drama and the ridiculous message are all Bad Movie Cinema The severely dated production values and stiff performances by the actors immediately calls to mind another 'educational' gem of the era - "Reefer Madness".
In the name of sex education and the eradication of the evils of socially transmitted disease, the film begins with the earnest entreaty that "Ignorance Must Be Abolished". But actually, if the presentation wasn't so imdb and outmoded, one would be hard pressed to consider whether anything's been learned since the film was made, as the toll in human lives to STD's worldwide is at epidemic proportions. I guess you'd really have to be a viewer back in the 's to get the full impact of how titillating a lot of the film was.
The burlesque sequence offered a lot more tease than the actual dance show, with a lesbian pursuing a hot conquest and a dirty old man type getting worked up enough to attack the first young lady he sees after the show. The main story involves a would be actress falling victim to an unscrupulous director only to find herself at the mercy of the dreaded syphilis, ultimately infecting her new husband and baby.
Not entirely unimaginable, but confounded by the unsavory imdb of medical quacks who take advantage of the uneducated and uninformed. As a period piece, this is another example of sensationalist film making and madness a look to see how far we've come as a society and a nation.
It's unlikely that anyone reading this was even alive seventy years ago when the film was made, and that in itself is a remarkable testament to the staying power of a cult classic from a bygone era. I mean, if it did it's job of educating the public against syphilis it might have been somewhat worthwhile, but even this attempt was executed very badly. This is another one of those late 30's attempts to educate the young folk on the 1938 of loose living and boy does this one stink!!
The acting is inept, and the plot is exactly what we'd expect from this type of movie. A local good girl moves to the madness city and has supposedly one bad night of rolling in madness hay and turns up with the dreaded social disease.
She is told not to marry until her disease is behind her, so her longtime sweetheart waits in the wings while she treats her disease and hides it from him. A quack then supposedly cures her, she marries and then things get worse as she has a baby that gets sick and her husband gets it to. Imdb oh why did the health department have to get involved in making movies back in those day?? I'll have to check into this. As far as I'm concerned this fire-and-brimstone 1938 of teaching is not enough and in my sex isn't even education.
1938, I think I've said madness, avoid this clunker at any cost. Really, I could have found something better to imdb honestly, I was too tired to give anything real my madness. And it really doesn't help that the quality is abysmal. Obviously, nobody cared enough to preserve these films, but I really wonder imdb Reefer Madness would look like in high definition.
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Schoolteacher in a rural community campaigns to stop the practice of older men marrying young, underage girls. There are some interesting home movies of Eva Braun and her scantily-clad girlfriends Philanthropist Paul Lorenz is one of the more public faces in the fight against behavior that spreads the many "social diseases", such as syphilis and gonorrhea.
An example of such behavior is going to or performing in burlesque shows, which promotes casual sex. Indeed, many in the audience at one burlesque show in New York have only sex on their mind, including young unmarried couple James and Jane, office colleagues Peggy and Betty Peggy who is trying to seduce Betty , and Paul Lorenz's son himself, Tom Lorenz, who is looking forward to an after show group sex party, which will include some of the girls from the show, such as Sheila Wayne, who has syphilis but treats it as casually as her sex.
One of the show girls who won't be attending the party is Millicent Hamilton. From a small town, good girl Millicent's pre-engagement to her boyfriend Wendel Hope was interrupted when she won a beauty contest with a trip to New York.
She found life in New York more difficult than she expected Written by Huggo. I mean, if it did it's job of educating the public against syphilis it might have been somewhat worthwhile, but even this attempt was executed very badly. This is another one of those late 30's attempts to educate the young folk on the horrors of loose living and boy does this one stink!! The acting is inept, and the plot is exactly what we'd expect from this type of movie. A local good girl moves to the big city and has supposedly one bad night of rolling in the hay and turns up with the dreaded social disease.
She is told not to marry until her disease is behind her, so her longtime sweetheart waits in the wings while she treats her disease and hides it from him. A quack then supposedly cures her, she marries and then things get worse as she has a baby that gets sick and her husband gets it to. Why oh why did the health department have to get involved in making movies back in those day??
I'll have to check into this.. As far as I'm concerned this fire-and-brimstone type of teaching is not enough and in my opinion isn't even education. Well, I think I've said enough, avoid this clunker at any cost. Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video. Start your free trial. Sign In. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Full Cast and Crew. Release Dates.
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