“Sex, Lies, and Videotape” (1989)


The era of “films for adults” is dead.  Ain’t it?  We live in an age where films similar to “Sex, Lies and Videotape” seem to be hitting Netflix on a daily basis.  Why not?  Small casts, sexy, low budget, “smart” conversations on film between some intellectuals (or nonsensicals) and you’ve got yourself a film in the same wheelhouse.  This is a movie that hit Hollywood harder than it appeared at the time, because it really opened up the door to a whole new generation of filmmakers, from Steven Soderberg himself, across the indie darling spectrum all the way to Kevin Smith.

Performers of note: James Spader, Andie McDowell, Peter Gallagher, Laura San Giacomo.