November 11, 2004 | Posted in Editorial Features by
We hear that conservative religous groups (are there any other kind these days?) will be picketing the openings of "Kinsey" tomorrow, "denouncing it as propaganda seeking to glorify the bisexual researcher they blame for inspiring the sexual revolution": one historically misguided protester states that "Alfred Kinsey is responsible in part for my generation being forced to deal face-to-face with the devastating consequences of sexually transmitted diseases, pornography and abortion," as if these things didn't exist before "Sexual Behavior in the Human Male" was published in 1948. We know why we'll be standing in line this weekend.
Meanwhile, A.O. Scott gives "Kinsey" a glowing review in the New York Times: "In publishing his findings, he horrified some readers and titillated others, but the implications of his work, as presented in this humane and serious film, go far beyond mammalian physiology or human behavior. Each of us is different, and none of us is alone."
"Where Darkness Ruled, He Shone a Bright Light" ("Kinsey" review @ nytimes.com)