Kinsey, we say, for this week’s Friday Film. It’s a study of a man who made a study of sex, though he first studied insects, and taxonomy. Indeed, after achieving eminence as the world’s foremost gall wasp expert, Kinsey made the natural leap to studies of sex. As a prof at Indiana, he was first lauded, and later vilified for his work, groundbreaking studies on human sexuality that were shocking for their time. Of course, all the fear and loathing led to a premature a death for Kinsey, and all of that adds up to one thing – Big Budget Biopic.
Will this perfect narrative arc of a life tranlate to good film? Torontoist isn’t sure, but we’re curious about Laura Linney and her large, bushy eyebrows. Bill Condon, who gave us the excellent Gods and Monsters, directs, and A.O. Scott, who gave us a reason to make fun of the Times, loves it!
Moreover, the film stars Tim Curry as a prig of a prof. Worth the price of admission alone? We haven’t seen him in anything since, well, Clue.
And if the film piques your Kinsey curiosity, visit the Kinsey Institute, where you can read and see more of the man himself, and less of Liam Neeson dressed up as the man himself.