Of his adaptation of the best-selling sex manual by Dr David Reuben, Woody Allen said he included in this film every funny idea I've ever had about sex, including several that led to my own divorce !
Allen s third feature consists of seven short stories illustrating the answers to such crucial questions as Do aphrodisiacs work? , What are sex perverts? and What happens during ejaculation? via a wide range of settings including medieval Britain, present-day Manhattan, an Italy straight out of an Antonioni film and a mad scientist s underground laboratory, before Allen anticipates Pixar s Inside Out by over four decades as he explores the inside of a man s brain (and other areas) at a crucial moment of passion.
With a cast including Allen himself (in multiple roles), John Carradine, Lynn Redgrave, Burt Reynolds, Gene Wilder and a sheep named Daisy, plus a cheerfully anything-goes approach to both sex and comedy, it s crammed with some of Allen s most memorably surreal ideas: where else are you going to see a giant mutant breast go on the rampage or a TV gameshow called What s My Perversion?