Tim Robbins and Mark Ruffalo have signed on to star in Thanks For Sharing, a “film about sex addicts participating in a 12-step recovery program” (slick title). Thanks For Sharing is currently in pre-production mode, is slated to hit theaters in 2012 and, according to IMDB, will be a comedy.
I’m sure the film’s writer, Stuart Blumberg, who is also making his directorial debut with Thanks For Sharing, will be able to pull off some humor. I mean, he co-wrote The Kids Are All Right, and even though that story had the makings for some serious drama, it produced its fair share of warmhearted laughter, too.
Likewise, I’m sure (or at least, I hope) any humor the film delivers will be backed up by reality. Here in the real world, sex addiction is one mighty touchy subject. Some claim they have it, others claim they don’t. Some say it’s just an excuse for bad behavior, others claim it’s a real problem. Hearts are broken, families are torn apart, lives are put on hold – you get the idea.
But, all a lot of us have to go on is what we read in the media. We think about the turmoil Tiger Woods caused Elin, or the humiliation Arnold Schwarzenegger’s exploits have brought Maria.
For this week’s “Weekend Reading,” I thought I’d gather up some sex addiction information from the experts.