“Sex, Lies, and Videotape” quotes

(1989)
Movie Sex, Lies, and Videotape
Steven Soderbergh directed this movie in 1989
Title Sex, Lies, and Videotape
Year 1989
Director Steven Soderbergh
Genre Drama
Plot – John is a known lawyer of Louisiana married with Ann, a housewife. They have some sexual problems and John starts a relationship with Cynthia, his sister-in-law. When he meets Graham, his school friend, John invites him to move in their house. Ann disagrees at first, but then she discovers John's infidelity and gets interested in Graham, who's afflicted by sexual problems too and has the hobby to record tales. Eventually Graham heals from his obsessions, meanwhile John leaves Cynthia to stay with his wife but Ann leaves him.
All actors – James Spader, Andie MacDowell, Peter Gallagher, Laura San Giacomo, Ron Vawter, Steven Brill, Alexandra Root, Earl T. Taylor, David Foil
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  • “- Ann Bishop Mullany: Nothing's what I thought it was. John's a bastard. Let's make a videotape.
    - Graham Dalton: No, I... ahem... I don't think that's a good idea.
    - Ann Bishop Mullany: Why not?
    - Graham Dalton: Because I don't think it's a choice that you'd make in a normal frame of mind.
    - Ann Bishop Mullany: And what would you know about a...” (continue)
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    Andie MacDowell - Ann Bishop Mullany
    James Spader - Graham Dalton
  • “The organ itself seemed like a, a separate thing, um, a separate entity to me. I mean, when he finally pulled it out, and I could look at it and touch it, I completely forgot that there was a guy attached to it. I remember literally being startled when the guy spoke to me.”
    Laura San Giacomo - Cynthia Patrice Bishop
    [Tag:genitalia, men]
  • - Ann Bishop Mullany: I want to know why you are the way you are!
    - Graham Dalton: And I'm telling you it's not any one thing that I can point to and say "That's why!" It doesn't work that way with people who have problems, Ann, it's not that neat, it's not hat tidy! It's not a series of little boxes that you can line up and count. Things just... (continue)
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    Andie MacDowell - Ann Bishop Mullany
    James Spader - Graham Dalton
  • “Anyway, being happy isn't all that great. I mean, the last time I was really happy... I got so fat. I must have put on 25 pounds. I thought John was gonna have a stroke.”
    Andie MacDowell - Ann Bishop Mullany
  • “You know, I'd like to do it at your house sometime. I must admit, the idea of doing it in my sister's bed gives me a perverse thrill.”

    Laura San Giacomo - Cynthia Patrice Bishop
  • - Ann Bishop Mullany: What kind of "personal project"?
    - Graham Dalton: A personal project like anyone else's personal project. Mine's just a little more... personal, I guess.

    Andie MacDowell - Ann Bishop Mullany
    Laura San Giacomo - Cynthia Patrice Bishop
    [Tag:intimacy, working]
  • “- Ann Bishop Mullany: Well, what did he ask exactly?
    - Cynthia Patrice Bishop: Well, I don't want to tell you exactly.
    - Ann Bishop Mullany: You let a total stranger record your sexual life on videotape, but you won't tell your own sister?
    - Cynthia Patrice Bishop: Apparently.”

    Andie MacDowell - Ann Bishop Mullany
    Laura San Giacomo - Cynthia Patrice Bishop
    [Tag:secrets, sex, sisters]
  • “Garbage. All I've been thinking about all week is garbage. I mean, I just can't stop thinking about it.”
    Andie MacDowell - Ann Bishop Mullany
  • “One woman used up only 3 minutes, and another used three 2-hour tapes.”

    James Spader - Graham Dalton
    [Tag:orgasm, women]
  • “- Ann Bishop Mullany: What did you think?
    - Graham Dalton: I thought about what you would look like having an orgasm.
    - Ann Bishop Mullany: I'd like to know what I look like havin' an orgasm.”

    Andie MacDowell - Ann Bishop Mullany
    James Spader - Graham Dalton
  • “I think that sex is overrated. I think that people place far too much importance on it, and I think that stuff about women wantin' it just as bad as men is crap. I mean I think that women want it, I just don't think that they want it for the same reason that men think they do.”
    Andie MacDowell - Ann Bishop Mullany
    [Tag:men, sex, women]
  • “I've just got all this time on my hands, and I just sit around and start inventing these, like, intricate scenarios... And then I don't want to have wasted all my time, so I want to believe in them.”

    Andie MacDowell - Ann Bishop Mullany
  • “- Graham Dalton: I just think - right now I have one key and everything I own is in the car, and I just... I like that, you know? I mean, I just, if I get an apartment, that two keys, if I... get a job, you know, I might have to open or close, that's more keys, you know, buy some stuff, I'm afraid it's gonna get ripped off, or something, and I...” (continue)(continue reading)
    James Spader - Graham Dalton
    Andie MacDowell - Ann Bishop Mullany
  • “- Ann Bishop Mullany: So let me see, you said, um, you said that I should never take advice from someone that I haven't had sex with, right... right?
    - Graham Dalton: Basically.
    - Ann Bishop Mullany: Right. And, uh, we haven't had sex... right?
    - Graham Dalton: So...
    - Ann Bishop Mullany: So, I, I, I guess from your own advice, I shouldn't take...” (continue)
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    Andie MacDowell - Ann Bishop Mullany
    James Spader - Graham Dalton
    [Tag:advice, sex]
  • “- Barfly: It's a nice dress.
    - Ann Bishop Mullany: Thanks. I thought so, too.
    - Barfly: Looks like a tablecloth.”

    Steven Brill - Barfly
    Andie MacDowell - Ann Bishop Mullany
  • “- Graham Dalton: Do you have orgasms?
    - Ann Bishop Mullany: I don't think so. I mean, I guess, since I'm not sure, that I've never had one.”

    James Spader - Graham Dalton
    Andie MacDowell - Ann Bishop Mullany
    [Tag:orgasm]
  • “- Ann Bishop Mullany: You know, my therapist...
    - Graham Dalton: You're in therapy?
    - Ann Bishop Mullany: Aren't you?”

    Andie MacDowell - Ann Bishop Mullany
    James Spader - Graham Dalton
    [Tag:psychology]
  • “- Barfly: This is too much. I'm wearing red, you're wearing red. That's quite a coincidence...
    - Ann Bishop Mullany: Look, I'm married.
    - Barfly: Really? Are you very married?
    - Ann Bishop Mullany: Married enough.”

    Steven Brill - Barfly
    Andie MacDowell - Ann Bishop Mullany
  • “- John Mullany: You're lying to Ann, too.
    - Cynthia Patrice Bishop: Yeah, right, but I didn't take a vow in front of God and everyone to be faithful to Ann.”

    Peter Gallagher - John Mullany
    Laura San Giacomo - Cynthia Patrice Bishop
  • “I remember reading somewhere that men learn to love the person that they're attracted to, and that women become more and more attracted to the person that they love.”
    James Spader - Graham Dalton
    [Tag:love, men, women]
  • “- Graham Dalton: You're right, I've got a lot of problems... But they belong to me.
    - Ann Bishop Mullany: You think they're yours, but they're not. Everybody that walks in that door becomes part of your problem. Anybody that comes in contact with you. I didn't want to be part of your problem, but I am. I'm leaving my husband, and maybe I would...” (continue)
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    James Spader - Graham Dalton
    Andie MacDowell - Ann Bishop Mullany
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