About the film
italian brothel culture clash economic miracle sexism moral conflict morality illegal prostitution exploring sexuality virginity 1960s forbidden sexuality rich vs poor investigative reporter economic boom
Release Date: May 05, 1965
|Production Companies||:||Arco Film|
|Director||:||Pier Paolo Pasolini|
|Producers||:||Alfredo Bini, Eliseo Boschi|
Microphone in hand, Pier Paolo Pasolini asks Italians to talk about sex, apparently their least favorite subject: he asks children if they know where do babies come from, asks old and young women about gender equality, and asks both genders if a woman's virginity still matters, how do they view homosexuals, if sex and honor are related, if divorce should be legal, if they support the recent abolition of brothels, etc. He interviews workers, intellectuals, students, rural farmers, the bourgeoisie, and other different people, painting a vivid portrait of Italy in the years of the Economic Boom, suspended between modernity and tradition.