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Public Sex (2009)

Dogging: A Love Story (original title)
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An aspiring journalist drops his inhibitions to research the UK's outdoor sex scene. He meets a certain girl in a car park, and the totally unexpected happens.


Simon Ellis


Brock Norman Brock, Michael Groom (as Michael J. Groom)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Treadaway ... Dan
Kate Heppell Kate Heppell ... Laura
Richard Riddell ... Rob
Sammy T. Dobson Sammy T. Dobson ... Tanya (as Sammy Dobson)
Michael Socha ... Jim
Justine Francesca Glenton ... Sarah (as Justine Glenton)
Allen Mechen Allen Mechen ... Laura's Dad
Malcolm Freeman ... Mister Dole
Sean Francis ... Winston
Shaun Mechen Shaun Mechen ... Interested Piker
Dirk Smith Dirk Smith ... Council Dogger
Ken Mood Ken Mood ... Council Dogger (as Kenneth Mood)
Danny Moonshine Danny Moonshine ... Council Dogger
Sarah Weatheritt Sarah Weatheritt ... Jim's Gang
Jessica Carling Jessica Carling ... Jim's Gang


The perils, pitfalls and wrong turns of romance in the 21st century. Aspiring journalist Dan expected so much more after graduation, but with no leads, little motivation and a girlfriend who would rather cozy up to her boss in the office, it's not exactly as he planned. In a bid to get his life back on track and coerced by his womanizing flatmate, Dan is introduced to the local al fresco sex scene. Encountering an array of weird characters looking for their dubious highs, it soon becomes clear that the scene is ripe for an expose. Dropping his inhibitions in the name of research, Dan becomes a reluctant pawn on the car park circuit, where he meets Laura and the totally unexpected happens. Written by Anonymous

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7 October 2009 (USA) See more »

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Excellent Film!
8 November 2009 | by matthew-577-105392See all my reviews

I thought this was a great film.

At first I thought the dogging would be the main focus, but as the film progressed a rather sweet and sometimes subtle love story emerged, which overtook the admittedly stark world of dogging. Some very good performances, the Chav being my fave, though what he was doing in Newcastle I don't know.

There's some great subtle comedy - the dogger who takes notes like a train spotter, and the doggers who oooo! and aaaa! at another doggers setup in his car, as if they were looking at a pigeon loft. Very northern UK-centric, but very funny.

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