Bull Durham—A Great Sex Movie Turns 35

Bull Durham, the 1988 movie starring Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, and Tim Robbins, is easily the best movie about baseball ever made. Yet you can love it without knowing a thing about the game.

That’s partly because it’s also one of the greatest sex movies ever made.

Here’s how Annie (Sarandon) introduces herself as she introduces the movie: “I’ve tried every religion, and I now worship at the church of baseball. There’s no guilt in baseball, and it’s never boring—which makes it like sex. There’s never been a ballplayer who’s slept with me who didn’t have the best year of his career.”

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