December 29, 2008

Love Sick: Secrets of a Sex Addict

There are a lot of shows almost exactly like this one, movies and series, except for the title. Sex in the City is this over and over again, except for the title. The tumultuous falling in love is the same. The allure and adventure is the same. But this adaptation of Sue William Silverman’s book gives the condition a name and a prognosis – pathologizes it. This behavior is part of a pattern that wrecks lives. And that is a move of real interest, comparable to Dante’s move of putting familiar people in hell.

It doesn’t necessarily take a good movie to raise an interesting question. Where does attraction leave off and addiction begin?

Posted by shea0017 at December 29, 2008 10:35 PM