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Sex Madness

Directed by Dwain Esper
United States, 1938
Erotica, Drama


Philanthropist Paul Lorenz is one of the public faces in the fight against behavior that spreads “social diseases” such as syphilis and gonorrhea. An example of such behavior is going to burlesque shows, which promotes casual sex. Indeed, many in the audience at one show have only sex on their mind.

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Sex Madness Directed by Dwain Esper

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  • El Biffo's rating of the film Sex Madness

    This humdrum docu-drama about syphilis is a rather disappointing film by the usually very entertaining and highly trashy Dwain Esper. There is no sex or nudity in this extremely un-shocking exploitation film. Sex is in the title, but only implied on screen. Obviously they didn't get syphilis from a toilet seat, but we don't see any action in this very dull film.

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