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.