Matt and Khym: Better Than Ever.

Author:Hall, David S.
Position:Video recording review

Matt and Khym: Better Than Ever

A film by Tony Comstock

DVD running time 53 minutes plus extras


I began my education in sex, like many, by experiment. When I finally had the time and money to go back to school and study it, I found the Institute for Advances Study of Human Sexuality and was introduced to the "pattern films" of the Rev. Dr. Laird Sutton. Laird was one of the crazy Methodist ministers who founded the National Sex Forum and then IASHS and Laird became a master of what he called pattern films. These were films shot while individuals, couples and moresomes did their own sexual thing, mostly without commentary, story line or script. Laird edited the films and created a great library of visual material. I became friends with Laird, since we differed in age by only two weeks, and I even got to hold the mike boom for one shoot of a transwoman describing her new genitalia with great pride.

These were mostly shot in the 70's, were used by sex educators in classroom settings, and were very real, and very 70's. By the late 90's, these films drew laughs from young people, with the old hairdos and clothes, and the zither music in the background. Newer sources became available as Good Vibs, Sinclair, Adam & Eve, etc. began to produce their version of sex education films, but these were full of talking heads (pretty and smart they were) but they were clearly "training films" for people who had often been doing their own thing. Most lacked the realism of Laird's films, the transparent honesty of the lovers, their less than perfect bodies. Often the people were actors, not really lovers.

Along comes the aptly named Tony Comstock to pick up the mantle from Laird, who has retired to his lovely ranch on the California coast. Anthony Comstock was the Postal...

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