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Summary

In this groundbreaking cult documentary from 1985, director Kirby Dick weaves a fascinating study of the curious role of a sex surrogate. Maureen Sullivan and two of her clients agreed to have the entire progression of their therapy taped and what emerges is a disarming and compassionate look at the struggles people face in connecting with one another. Twenty-five-year-old Kipper is a grad student who gets nervous just talking to a girl, let alone touching her. John, at 45, is newly divorced and suffering from the revelation that his ex-wife was silently dissatisfied for twenty years. As Maureen attempts to build up their confidence, she exposes her own doubts in this touching film.

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