The Joy of Sex Education
Almost 60 years of the birds and the bees
Running Time: 338 mins
Retail Price: £19.99
Content Type: TV Series
From the earliest-known example, Whatsoever a Man Soweth (1917), to the comical, but ultimately serious, 'Ave You Got a Male Assistant Please Miss? (1973), this unique anthology of 16 key titles takes in almost 60 years of the Bristish sex education film.
Take a journey through the euphemisms, metaphors and diagrams of yore to discover the controversial attitude-changing works of the early 1970s. All matters, unmentionable or otherwise, are dealt with here, from First World War warnings to soldiers of the potential dangers of cavorting with loose women in London's West End, to puberty pep-talks for girls and scare stories to deter unwanted teenage pregnancies.
By turns enlightening, entertaining and surprising, the range and types of works presented here will interest film fans, social historians and anyone interested enough to ensure that they stay on the road to health.
New music scores for three of the films, composed by Dave Formula (from the British post-punk band, Magazine)
Fully illustrated booklet including notes and credits on all of the films alongside new introductory essays.