Series (4 Episodes available)
BENASRA (Julie), MAHIEU (Chloé), PINELL (Lila), POCHON (Caroline), BRAMLY (VIRGILE), ABITBOL (LAURENT)
ARTE FRANCE, SoFemmes productions
German, English, French
TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD
How, since the 1950s, have music and sex influenced each other? Between the intimate and the universal, this 4-episode documentary series recounts evolving mores, through song.
In the 1950s, 3% of songs in the charts were about sex. In the 1970s, that figure had risen to 40%. And in 2009, sex featured in 92% of hits! Sex and music: their intertwined paths recount evolving mores, over the decades, but also our transgressions, our freedoms and our desires. Is it because songs have modelled our thoughts that our sexual behaviours have changed? Or is it our sexual behaviours that have influenced the world of music? Is Madonna forging a new image of women’s sexuality, or is her music inspired by women’s emancipation of preceding decades? Do heavy metal groups wear leather and studs because of SM influence, or has SM become sufficiently commonplace as to be put on display?
In 4 chapters, this series shows the paths our identities and sexual leanings have taken, and how, via songs, we have gone from inhibition to a pronounced desire for pleasure.