Rate It X

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This hair-raising ride through American male chauvinism provokes laughter, groans, anger, disgust and recognition. Interviews with pornographers, Madison Avenue corporate executives, a funeral parlor director and even Santa Claus, are among the men who reveal more than they intend as they trap themselves in their own macho cliches. Rate It X is an alternately funny and outrageous documentary.

Rate It X starts out conventionally enough, encountering Ugly George, the cable TV host, who persuades women on the street to take off their clothes for him on camera, and a baker who makes cakes in the shape of a woman’s torso. But is slowly begins to descend into an unsettling examination of the sexual exploitation of women, interviewing the owner of a “sex emporium,” a cartoonist for Hustler magazine, and the inventors of a sexist video game. The film offers an unflinching look at some of the extremes of male chauvinism.

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