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.
“Sex, Lies and Videotape” (1989)
Performers of note: James Spader, Andie McDowell, Peter Gallagher, Laura San Giacomo.