|Director Caveh Zahedi's I
Am A Sex Addict may be Zahedi's most autobiographical and, consequently,
narcissistic film to date. Previously, when Tripping With Caveh featured Zahedi
and musician Will Oldham wandering through meadows high on LSD, some viewers
wondered what the point was. Now, "Caveh" relays his history of sex addiction,
in nauseating detail, before taking wedding vows with his third wife to-be.
Beginning the tale in Paris, 1984, Zahedi narrates the story of Anna, his first
true love, Caroline, his second love played by actress Rebecca Lord, and the
destruction of both relationships due to his insatiable desire for prostitutes.
Speaking directly towards the camera or acting out dramatized scenes, Zahedi
explains his deep-seated psychological needs to gawk at women. When his
girlfriends repeatedly dump him, he hits rock bottom and begins attending Sex
Addicts Anonymous meetings.
You don’t need movies to tell you that if you feel this constant need for sex, then you might be suffering from sex addiction.
Theatrical Release: January 27th, 2005 - Rotterdam Film Fest.
DVD Review: IFC - Region 1 - NTSC
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|Distribution||IFC - Region 1 - NTSC|
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|Audio||English (Dolby Digital 2.0)|
|Subtitles||English, Spanish, None|
I Am A Sex Addict (33:17)
Interlaced transfer - but aside from that the image looks quite strong. The optional Eng subs are an appreciated touch. Colors don't appear over-manipulated. There is a kind of 'making of' 30 minute featurette called 'Shooting: I Am A Sex Addict' which some might enjoy.
Frankly, the film was not to my taste - it seemed to have an edge that never fully developed. Others might disagree. Some creative effort is recognizable, although quite humor-less and tasteless at times.