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The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human Details


If aliens from another galaxy were to observe ordinary people as they look for love in contemporary America, what would they make of it? That is the premise of The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human, which takes the form of a documentary in which a camera crew from an alien civilization spies on a couple from Earth as they meet, fall in love, and navigate the bumpy road to matrimony, as a helpful narrator explains what's going on. The Male (Mackenzie Austin) encounters The Female (Carmen Electra) at The Sacred Meeting Ground (a nightclub in Los Angeles), and thus begins a long series of dates, conversations, sexual episodes, meetings of parents and friends, and finally marriage, as an expert (David Hyde Pierce) enlightens us as to what it all means. The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human was written and directed by Jeff Abugov, best known for his work in television on the series The Golden Girls, Roseanne, and Grace Under Fire; the supporting cast includes Lucy Liu, Markus Redmond, and Lisa Rontondi. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:October 8, 1999


MacKenzie Astin
as The Male: Billy Waterston
Carmen Electra
as The Female: Jenny Smith
Markus Redmond
as The Male's Friend
Lucy Liu
as The Female's Friend
Lisa Rotondi
as The Female's Other Friend
Sharon Wyatt
as The Male's Mother
Jack Kehler
as The Male's Father
Leo Rossi
as The Female's Father
David Hyde Pierce
as The Narrator


Jeff Abugov
Larry Estes
Jeff Abugov
Helen Harwell
Production Designer
Victor Ho
Sam Irvin
Associate Producer
Kristin M. Burke
Costume Designer