Sex in the Comix is so mature that you can't handle it.
“Sex in the Comix” clocks in under an hour while not knowing what it wants to do. Striking equal measure between a history of erotic comics and a look at the artists that pioneered the field, the doc is a little schizo. You get the usual heavyweights talking about the material like Crumb and Manara. But, there is a small army of lesser known creators that deserve to have their story told. If this were a feature length documentary, I guess that would’ve happened.
Molly Crabapple makes for an intriguing host, as she tackles the material with a careful hand. That being said, the documentary still feels like material produced for French Television. I could see it working as part of a larger series about comic history. It’s just that the documentary asks a lot of its audience. I’m a bit of a comic book scholar and I only recognized about 85-90% of the material presented. I hope more people check it out, as I want to talk about it with a wider audience.
RELEASE DATE: 10/13/2015