40-Year-Old Virgin

Topics: Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior, Human sexuality Pages: 3 (1012 words) Published: March 19, 2007
40-Year-Old Virgin Movie Review
In today's society sexuality is no longer the taboo topic it used to be. It's discussed quite openly among scientists and scholars all the way down to classes offered on the subject and socially among friends. Although movies about sex have been around for roughly 80 years, more and more come out each year discussing an array of topics relating to sex. The 40-Year-Old Virgin is one of these movies. It's the story of Andy Stitzer who has managed to make it 40 years without having sex. The story basically takes the viewer through his life and how his friends and co-workers tirelessly tease him and try to "help" him get laid.

Andy's sexual development isn't discussed in depth. The developmental sexual stages of infancy, early childhood, preadolescence, and adolescence are left out of the movie, but several instances are shown in his young adult to adult life in which he was on the verge of doing "it" with girls in college that show him fumbling with the situation. In one instance, he's getting involved with a girl and as they begin foreplay she licks his toes and he kicks her in the face. This obviously kills the mood and inevitably kills his chances of sleeping with the woman. It is assumed that during adolescence and into high school Andy was a loner, and didn't have many friends, and definitely no female friends. This could've led to several crises in Erikson's stages of psychosocial development. He never had the chance to develop skills in adolescence to sustain long term relationships, or become knowledgeable about certain sexual subjects kids learn from one another in social situations. The crisis between identity and role confusion was probably one of the major one's that molded Andy into the person he'd become, simply because he didn't really have career, he just started in an electronics store and never seem to be concerned with doing anything more, until the end of the movie, and also he showed a preference...
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