THE LADIES MAN
Offensive Journey to a Moral End
Release Date: October 13, 2000
Starring: Tim Meadows, Billy Dee
Williams, Karyn Parsons, Kevin
McDonald, & Tiffani-Amber
Audience: Older teenagers & adults
Runtime: 87 minutes
Distributor: Paramount Pictures
Director: Reginald Hudlin
Executive Producer: Erin Fraser, Thomas Levine &
Robert K. Weiss
Producer: Lorne Michaels
Writer: Tim Meadows, Dennis McNicholas
& Andrew Steele
Address Comments To:Sherry Lansing
Motion Pictures Group
5555 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038-3197
Leon (Meadows) is the host of a call-in radio show intended to help people with their personal relationships. His “help” is quite lewd, however, and the show pushes the boundaries far enough to get him and his producer, Julie (Karyn Parsons), fired. Lester (Billy Dee Williams), owner of a bar in Chicago, recalls how Julie and Leon first met when Julie, left at the altar, came into the bar to drown her sorrows. Leon walks up to her and says some things to make her laugh. Before long, she offers him a job at the radio station where she works and later ends up in her current predicament.
Leon must find a new job and thinks he has found the answer when he reads a letter from one of his past rendezvous. The woman offers to take care of him financially if he will take care of her romantically. The problem is, he doesn’t know the woman’s name because she only signed the letter, “Your Sweet Thing” – his name for all of the women he sees. He tries to find her by using his big “black book” which contains the phone numbers of all of the women with whom he has had encounters, but to no avail. It is only when he gives up hope that he seems to see true love in Julie, only to be distracted by an angry mob of husbands whose wives have cheated with Leon, whereupon he actually finds “Sweet Thing.” Leon eventually realizes, however, that being “the ladies man” isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
Despite a few laughs and a somewhat moral ending, THE LADIES MAN contains nudity, sexual connotations and many other questionable elements. Furthermore, the main character fornicates with dozens of women, many of whom are married.
Despite a few laughs and a somewhat moral ending, THE LADIES MAN contains nudity, sexual connotations and many other questionable elements. Furthermore, the main character fornicates with dozens of women, many of whom are married