He explains that he has since gone to great lengths to keep people at a distance and avoid relationships.
Ann starts touching and kissing Graham; Graham turns off the camera; it is implied that the two have sex. This statement makes Graham furious and he goes into a rage and destroys all of the videotapes, as well as his video camera.
Cleaning her home the next day, Ann discovers Cynthia's pearl earring in her bedroom (she knows the earring belongs to her sister, since she had mentioned that she had lost it) while vacuuming. She heads over to Graham's apartment with the intention of making a videotape.
Ann has a personal complaint about intimacy she expresses to her sister: she has never experienced an orgasm. Graham Dalton is an old close college friend of John.
He is now a seeming drifter with some money saved up.
Sex, Lies, and Videotape (styled as sex, lies, and videotape) is a 1989 American independent drama film that brought director Steven Soderbergh to prominence.
The plot tells the story of a troubled man who videotapes women discussing their lives and sexuality, and his impact on the relationships of a troubled married couple and the wife's younger sister.
Graham propositions Cynthia to make an interview tape, assuring her that no other person is allowed to see the tapes. Cynthia reports doing a videotape with Graham back to Ann, who is horrified.
Later Cynthia also tells John about her videotape and he also reacts very negatively (though more than a little possessively).
The men discuss the fact that Graham's college girlfriend, Elizabeth, is still living in Baton Rouge.
John is cheating on Ann with her sister, Cynthia, a free-spirited and friendly bartender. John frequently leaves his law office mid-day to meet for trysts with Cynthia, instructing his secretary to reschedule clients, even when they are already in the lobby waiting to see him. After Graham finds a place, Ann makes an impromptu visit to Graham's apartment.
Graham confesses that he is haunted by Elizabeth, and that his motivation in returning to Baton Rouge is an attempt to achieve some closure.
Graham explains that he was a pathological liar, which destroyed an otherwise rewarding relationship with Elizabeth.
Soderbergh was reluctant to audition Mac Dowell but she surprised him, getting the role after two extremely successful auditions.