Biology 101

Director:

C. R. Smith

Producer:

C. M. a. R. Shulevitz

Year:

2011

Distributor:

Uncork'd Entertainment

Country:

USA

Running time:

98 min

Genre:

Thriller

Format:

Colour

Availability:

DVD

Keywords:

Professor, Biology, Community College, Professor - student sexual relationship, Pornography
Summary:
By day Bill Pollard is a mild-mannered biology professor Thatherton Community College. By night, however, we learn that Bill is also typical of so many Hollywood professors — he's a sex maniac — and he's also addicted to internet pornography. Bill is particularly obsessed webcam temptress Dani Darling. Night after night he lusts after her provocative poses, all the while keeping his fantasies hidden from his wife and family. One day, however, a new student, Marissa Weaver, transfers into his class, who seems eerily familar. Bill allows his virtuless reality to become a real-life obsession, with predicably disastrous results.
Teaching Notes:
Portrayal of professors
Films like this raise an interesting point for discussion: Why is it that professors are depicted so frequently in Hollywood films depicting older men lusting after younger women? Why, for example, would we not expect to see a film with exactly the same plot, only with Bill Pollard as a mild-mannered bank manager, and Marissa Weaver a recently-hired bank teller?