Groundbreaking Films Promoting Sexual Freedom

Written by Mark Rausch

The Graduate (1967)

A general crowd pleaser, This film is still one of the most hilarious and unique experiences at the movies. Here’s to you, Mrs. Robinson, because you seduced a squirrely, fresh-out-of-college graduate named Benjamin Braddock when he was in his most nihilistic phase of life, literally stuck at the bottom of life’s swimming pool. Anne Bancroft is sexy, sad, and blasé. The youngest imaginable Dustin Hoffman squeaks with nerves and delight during his bizarre sexual awakening. It’s a movie about sexual liberation, yes, but also about the double-edged sword that can be involved in getting what you think you want.