Email This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated. This is a story about boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy tries to win back girl. And how does he do that? He has sex with multiple other women, trying to channel her love through them. Now, you might think Jim Morrison when you hear a phrase like that.
I was reluctant to watch a movie about a bunch of hippies having sex and talking about yin and yang and wang. I was quickly enthralled by it all. It makes you realize why some cults are able to get off the ground. Now, why would she leave such a charismatic guy? Is it because he sits around the house naked? I interviewed them on the phone a few days later. My first question was how they came about doing a subject on tantra sex in Sedona. He said we needed to check out the set up he had going on.
Dez wanted to make a documentary and he had money to do it. Eric went out there to talk to them and discuss it. He found some great stuff.
We had originally planned to talk with five or six heelers and track their stories. We took the movie in that direction. And the other thing that came up was whether or not there was inappropriate stuff going on with Dez.
What did he think of the direction the movie took? He said okay, and thought even that would help get the word out on tantra. He has been worn down by the amount of criticism about the movie. He wanted more of his music in the movie.
I asked if they had reservations about this subject for a documentary. There had been a few complaints from women about him forcing the sex. And it leads to a lot of interesting questions regarding what he does. She does, and soon leaves Dez to be with him. It also comes out that Dez has slept with well over a thousand women living in a beautiful resort in Sedona, being paid to sleep with women — good work if you can get it.
The filmmakers told me at one screening, a woman said she was leaving the theatre unless Dez did. Another time, a woman approached Dez for a session later that night.