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Gwyneth Paltrow talks sex addiction and being gay in Hollywood

Her new film, Thanks for Sharing, opens this week in the US

Thanks for Sharing, a film about sex addiction, hits theatres this week. Daily Xtra caught up with some of the stars on the red carpet during TIFF 2012.

Thanks for Sharing opens this week in theatres in the United States. The film looks at the issue of sex addiction and those who enter 12-step programs to cure their addiction. The cast includes Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim Robbins and Mark Ruffalo.

Although there is some controversy about whether one can be addicted to sex — sex addiction is currently not recognized by the American Psychiatric Association — Tim Robbins, who plays Mike, a sex-addiction sponsor, says, "It isn’t a joke; I know it’s not a joke. I’ve gone to meetings and observed and heard people’s testimony, and I have nothing but admiration for their courage to address the problem. But it is a real problem."

Thanks for Sharing hits theatres Friday, Sept 20 in the US and will see wide release in Canada later this fall.