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14th Jun '16 6:00:41 AM Mdumas43073
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29th Aug '15 12:21:52 PM bt8257
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* {{Adorkable}}: Graham has little to no social filter, and both Ann and Cynthia refer to him as being weird or strange (and this is before his hobby is revealed). [[spoiler: His lack of a social filter is because he's a recovering pathological liar, so he always tells the truth]]

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* {{Adorkable}}: Graham has little to no social filter, and both Ann and Cynthia refer to him as being weird or strange (and this is before his hobby is revealed). [[spoiler: His lack of a social filter is because he's a recovering pathological liar, so he always tells the truth]]truth.]]



* DullEyesofUnhappiness: Both Graham and Ann have this going on.

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* DullEyesofUnhappiness: DullEyesOfUnhappiness: Both Graham and Ann have this going on.



* HollywoodPersonalityDisorders: Graham was at one time (in the backstory) confident and hurtful (implied to have been something like a {{Narcissist}}), but in his past had a HeelRealization leading to [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone intense guilt]]. The result was a HeelFaceTurn that left him [[TheAtoner extremely afraid to even give himself the chance to hurt people]]. His actions after that, including when the film takes place, somewhat approximate Avoidant Personality Disorder, brought on by guilt. [[spoiler: He appears to end up cured at the end by ThePowerOfLove]]

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* HollywoodPersonalityDisorders: Graham was at one time (in the backstory) confident and hurtful (implied to have been something like a {{Narcissist}}), {{narcissist}}), but in his past had a HeelRealization leading to [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone intense guilt]]. The result was a HeelFaceTurn that left him [[TheAtoner extremely afraid to even give himself the chance to hurt people]]. His actions after that, including when the film takes place, somewhat approximate Avoidant Personality Disorder, brought on by guilt. [[spoiler: He appears to end up cured at the end by ThePowerOfLove]]ThePowerOfLove.]]



* UnresolvedSexualTension: Between Ann and Graham, provided you're of the opinion that they don't have sex after his video confession.

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* UnresolvedSexualTension: Between Ann and Graham, provided you're of the opinion you think that they don't have sex after his video confession.
20th Jun '15 3:27:06 PM CaptainCrawdad
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The movie tells the story of an unhappily married couple, up-and-coming lawyer John (Peter Gallagher) and sweet, sexually repressed Ann (Macdowell). John's having a torrid affair with Ann's sister, extroverted Cynthia (Laura San Giacomo). Matters are complicated with the arrival of Graham (Spader), an old college friend of John's, a mysterious and sensitive man that collects interviews of women about their sexual experiences.

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The movie tells the story of an unhappily married couple, up-and-coming lawyer John (Peter Gallagher) and sweet, sexually repressed Ann (Macdowell). John's having a torrid affair with Ann's sister, extroverted Cynthia (Laura San Giacomo). Matters are complicated with the arrival of Graham (Spader), an old college friend of John's, a mysterious and sensitive man that who collects interviews of women about their sexual experiences.
12th Jun '15 4:35:10 AM haloinsider
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** Subverted in that Ann reveals during her video confession that John was never really that pleasing for her.
20th May '15 4:46:00 PM nombretomado
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''[[AllLowercaseLetters sex, lies, and videotape]]'' is a 1989 movie that marked the directorial debut of Creator/StevenSoderbergh. It launched the careers of Andie Macdowell and Creator/JamesSpader, but is most notable for [[KillerApp revolutionizing the indie film industry]], putting the Sundance Film Festival and Cannes Film Festival in the public awareness. The screenplay was nominated for an AcademyAward.

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''[[AllLowercaseLetters sex, lies, and videotape]]'' is a 1989 movie that marked the directorial debut of Creator/StevenSoderbergh. It launched the careers of Andie Macdowell and Creator/JamesSpader, but is most notable for [[KillerApp revolutionizing the indie film industry]], putting the Sundance Film Festival and Cannes Film Festival in the public awareness. The screenplay was nominated for an AcademyAward.
UsefulNotes/AcademyAward.
13th May '15 2:30:05 PM mlsmithca
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The movie tells the story of an unhappily married couple, up-and-coming lawyer John (Peter Gallagher) and sweet, sexually repressed Ann (Macdowell). John's having a torrid affair with Ann's sister, extroverted Cynthia (Laura San Giacomo). Matters are complicated with the arrival of Graham (Spader), an old college friend of John's, an mysterious and sensitive man that collects interviews of women about their sexual experiences.

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The movie tells the story of an unhappily married couple, up-and-coming lawyer John (Peter Gallagher) and sweet, sexually repressed Ann (Macdowell). John's having a torrid affair with Ann's sister, extroverted Cynthia (Laura San Giacomo). Matters are complicated with the arrival of Graham (Spader), an old college friend of John's, an a mysterious and sensitive man that collects interviews of women about their sexual experiences.



* CasanovaWannabe: the guy who's constantly hitting on Cynthia in her bar.
* CelibateHero
* DeadpanSnarker: The CasanovaWannabe barfly usually uses this technique to hit on Cynthia
* DeepSouth: takes place in Baton Rouge, LA

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* CasanovaWannabe: the The guy who's constantly hitting on Cynthia in her bar.
* CelibateHero
CelibateHero: As part of his guilt over how he used to treat people, Graham tries to avoid getting close enough to a woman to the point that sex is a realistic possibility. The videotape interviews about sexual experiences are as close as he has been to actual sex for several years.
* DeadpanSnarker: The CasanovaWannabe barfly usually uses this technique to hit on Cynthia
Cynthia.
* DeepSouth: The film takes place in Baton Rouge, LALA.
10th Apr '15 7:09:55 PM KJMackley
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''[[AllLowercaseLetters sex, lies, and videotape]]'' is a 1989 movie that marked the directorial debut of Creator/StevenSoderbergh. It popularized indie movies and launched the careers of Andie Macdowell and Creator/JamesSpader.

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''[[AllLowercaseLetters sex, lies, and videotape]]'' is a 1989 movie that marked the directorial debut of Creator/StevenSoderbergh. It popularized indie movies and launched the careers of Andie Macdowell and Creator/JamesSpader.
Creator/JamesSpader, but is most notable for [[KillerApp revolutionizing the indie film industry]], putting the Sundance Film Festival and Cannes Film Festival in the public awareness. The screenplay was nominated for an AcademyAward.
4th Apr '15 2:38:26 PM bt8257
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''[[AllLowercaseLetters sex, lies, and videotape]]'' is a 1989 movie that marked the directorial debut of Creator/StevenSoderbergh. It popularized indie movies and launched the careers of Andie Macdowell and James Spader.

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''[[AllLowercaseLetters sex, lies, and videotape]]'' is a 1989 movie that marked the directorial debut of Creator/StevenSoderbergh. It popularized indie movies and launched the careers of Andie Macdowell and James Spader.
Creator/JamesSpader.
16th Mar '15 8:06:11 PM mlsmithca
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Sex, Lies, and Videotape is a 1989 movie that marked the directorial debut of Creator/StevenSoderbergh. It popularized indie movies and launched the careers of Andie Macdowell and James Spader.

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Sex, Lies, ''[[AllLowercaseLetters sex, lies, and Videotape videotape]]'' is a 1989 movie that marked the directorial debut of Creator/StevenSoderbergh. It popularized indie movies and launched the careers of Andie Macdowell and James Spader.
1st May '14 1:08:52 PM DanielCase
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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: At different times, Laura San Giacomo's drawl wavers from either nonexistent[[note]]but at least without betraying her native Hoboken accent[[/note]] to a little overdone, at least compared to Andie [=McDowell=]'s consistent use of her own South Carolina accent.
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