Surprisingly good-natured and charming sex comedy that have risky subject matter but never gets really tasteless making it also very accessible for a huge crowd. The film consist of seven segments that all are different and have unique styles and only one is boring - the game show story.
Essentially a series of short films that seek to answer questions about sex in the most absurd manner possible. I'm sure back when this was released, a few people thought they might gain some kind of insight into the subject of sex, but Allen wonderfully weaves a zany web of nonsense, and at times, surreal situations, like the one with the big killer boob at the end. A certain brand of humour that won't appeal to all
My main issue is that, besides in the final and "Italian" episode, supposedly touchy questions were answered from the start, and so trivially at it, you couldn't form more than a plain sentence if even more than a word "No". And regardless the evident imagination that was placed in every single topic, as far as comedy goes, the least Woody-esque episode - one with Gene Wilder - is the funniest.
The definition of a cinematic hit or miss. The first three segments work based on the Antonioni/Fellini references & the commited performance of Gene Wilder. Unfortunately, the following three segments show potential but fail entirely on the script alone (the worst being Are Transvestites Homosexuals?). But with a great idea/execution, lightning strikes with the final segment which becomes the highlight of the film.
Nice to see it now, when we are in a wave of puritanism (sorry for the lazy term) again. Sexual morality is like that, after a "sexual revolution" like the one in the 1920's, there was the moralistic response, and then, another in the 1960 and 1970. The 1980, were uptight again (influenced by Tatcher and Reagen). The 90's had the 3rd wave of feminism. And now the chastity rings. 21st century started out very chaste.