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Sex, Lies, and Videotape

Director Steven Soderbergh
Producer John Hardy, Robert Newmyer
Screenplay Steven Soderbergh
Stars James Spader, Andie MacDowell, Peter Gallagher, Laura San Giacomo
Year Released 1989
Sex, Lies, and Videotape

Sex, Lies, and Videotape


Plot

Graham is driving along the highway, returning to Baton Rouge. In a separate scene Ann is at her therapist talking alternately about garbage piling up, and her husband John. Ann doesn't know it yet, but John is sleeping with Ann's sister, Cynthia.

Later that day, Graham calls at the house of an old college friend, the very same John. Graham stays the night. In the early house, Ann find herself watching the sleeping Graham through his bedroom door.

Ann helps Graham find an apartment. She learns that Graham's passion is videotaping women talking about sex. During a telephone conversation between the two sisters, Ann tells Cynthia about Graham's predelicition.

Graham and Cynthia soon meet, and Cynthia agrees to be videotaped. This is the first tear in the fabric of relationships.

Why in 100 Best?

The deep shadows in the characters are drawn perfectly by a thoughtful script.
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