Sex Madness (1938)

Director
Dwain Esper

Main cast
Vivian McGill; Rose Tapley; Al Rigali; Mark Daniels; Linda Lee Hill

Genres
Drama

Description
Sex Madness (1938) is an exploitation film directed by Dwain Esper, along the lines of Reefer Madness, supposedly to warn teenagers and young adults of the dangers of venereal diseases, specifically syphilis. Wild parties, lesbianism, and premarital sex are some of the forms of madness portrayed. The educational aspect of the film allowed it to portray a taboo subject which was otherwise forbidden by the Production Code of 1930, and its stricter version imposed by Hollywood studios in July 1934.


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