W: Tim Kazursky & Denise DeClue [based on the play "Sexual
Perversity In Chicago" by David Mamet]
DP: Andrew Dintenfass
Ed: Harry Keramidas
Mus: Miles Goodman
Rob Lowe (Danny), Demi Moore (Debbie), James Belushi (Bernie),
Elizabeth Perkins (Joan), George DiSenzo (Mr. Favio)
David Mamet's astute stage play Sexual Perversity in Chicago
suffers a name change due to distribution fears for this big screen adaptation, which focuses on the ups-and-downs in the relationship of a twentysomething couple after they meet amongst the
casual sex scene of 1980's suburbia.
Rob Lowe and Demi Moore provide some of their best work as the
couple of principal focus, as the film penetrates the conflicts which emerge between the romantic partners during their relationship.
The film is quite brutal with its dissection of the
relationship, but a much better job was done with 2004's Closer (qv).
remake was released in 2014.
Did You Know:
The stage debut of David Mamet's play "Sexual Perversity
in Chicago" opened in Chicago in June 1974. The production was produced and performed by the Organic Theater Company and directed by Stuart Gordon.