This avowedly autobiographical
deadpan comedy, directed by and starring Caveh Zahedi, details the
life of an insecure young man who becomes addicted to prostitutes, and
finds himself unable to stop even though it destroys all of his relationships.
His solution: he makes a film about his predicament. And it's one
of the drollest, most original films of the year. – TriBeCa Film Festival
In this utterly sincere and
unabashedly funny autobiographical comedy, we bear witness to filmmaker
Zahedi's lifelong struggle with sex addiction. Using re-enactments
and documentary footage, Mr. Zahedi delves into his obsession with
prostitutes while in the midst of an unhappy marriage. When his marriage
falls apart, Caveh engages in a variety of strategies to diffuse
his obsession and vows that each encounter will be his last. After
a series of failed relationships and broken promises, Caveh finally
finds a way to overcome his obsession and starts on a journey toward a
healthy relationship with himself and with a significant other.
I AM A SEX ADDICT
is a story of addiction and obsession, told through a deconstructive style
of filming and storytelling, not for the modest or faint of heart.
Starring Caveh Zahedi, Rebecca
Lord, Emily Morse, Amanda Henderson, Olia Natasha, Corinna Chan, and Greg
Watkins – Film Independent
Adult language, Nudity
and Sexual Content.
January 2005 – World Premiere
– International Film Festival, Rotterdam
May 2005 – U.S. Premiere
– TriBeCa Film Festival, New York
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