A shocking documentary about the “father of sexual education” Alfred Kinsey and his questionable ways of getting data for research.
More than half a century after the publication of his landmark study “Sexual Behavior in the Human Male” Alfred Kinsey remains one of the most influential figures in American intellectual history.
But not everyone applauds that accomplishment. Though some hail him for liberating the nation from sexual puritanism, others revile him as a fraud whose “junk science” legitimized degeneracy. Especially his constant work and correspondence with active pedophiles and the encouragement of parents to molest their children came to light, after the hype about his persona declined over the years.
The truth about Kinsey’s sex life exists. But it’s locked away in the archives of the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction at Indiana University, encoded with the 7,985 sex histories he collected and another 10,000 or so collected by his team – and protected by the Institute’s strict policy on confidentiality.