I am writing from Women Make Movies, the leading nonprofit distributor of films by and about women. I thought the members of this listserv would be interested in our newest release, HOW TO LOSE YOUR VIRGINITY. Filmmaker Therese Shechter (I WAS A TEENAGE FEMINIST) presents a hilarious and eye-opening educational resource that explores complex issues around female sexuality, the cultural value of chastity and the current state of sex education in America. To celebrate this release, WMM is offering a special promotion on selected titles that help support the educational content presented in HOW TO LOSE YOUR VIRGINITY.
I’m including some additional info on HOW TO LOSE YOUR VIRGINITY and its related special offer. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, and thanks as always for supporting independent women filmmakers!
HOW TO LOSE YOUR VIRGINITY
Female virginity. The US government has spent 1.5 billion dollars promoting it. It has fetched $750,000 at auction. There is no official medical definition for it. And 50 years after the sexual revolution, it continues to define young women’s morality and self-worth.
This intimate, witty and occasionally alarming documentary uses the filmmaker’s own path out of virginity to explore its continuing value in our otherwise hypersexualized society. Layering vérité interviews and vintage sex-ed films with candid self-reflection and wry narration, Shechter reveals myths, dogmas and misconceptions behind this “precious gift.” Sex educators, porn producers, abstinence advocates, and outspoken teens share their own stories of having – or not having – sex.
A film by Therese Shechter
US, 2013, 66 minutes, Color, DVD
Institutional Price: $295.00
DVD Rental Price: $90.00
K-12, Public Libraries, Community Groups: $89.00
View the trailer: http://www.wmm.com/advscripts/wmmvideo.aspx?pid=228
Purchase the film: http://www.wmm.com/filmcatalog/pages/c858.shtml
SPECIAL OFFER: VIRGIN TALES
To celebrate this new release, WMM is offering 25% off our New Release VIRGIN TALES when you purchase HOW TO LOSE YOUR VIRGINITY at list price! Use promo code LOSVIRLS13 to apply your discount.
The perfect companion film to Therese Shechter’s exposé on the paradoxical value of female virginity in US society, VIRGIN TALES, broadcast on Showtime, poignantly explores the world of Evangelical “Purity Balls.” These ceremonial celebrations of sanctity, chastity and servitude are rapidly becoming the basis of a new and powerful Christian counterculture. VIRGIN TALES goes behind the scenes of this movement, capturing intimate moments within the lives of young participants and closely profiling the Colorado family at the forefront of this modern day crusade.
View the trailer: http://www.wmm.com/advscripts/wmmvideo.aspx?pid=237
Purchase the film: http://www.wmm.com/filmcatalog/pages/c859.shtml
Offer expires 11/30/13. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Other restrictions may apply.
Interested in the pressing issues facing youth today? Join the conversation with WMM’s THE NEXT GENERATION: YOUNG WOMEN & GIRLS Special Collection!
GIRL POWER: ALL DOLLED UP <http://www.wmm.com/filmcatalog/pages/c817.shtml>
“Want to get girls and young women to talk about how their lives are affected by marketing? Show them this film!” -Catherine Orr, Beloit College
THE EDUCATION OF SHELBY KNOX <http://www.wmm.com/filmcatalog/pages/c726.shtml>
“The movie…is a pungent civics lesson on what can and cannot be accomplished by one plucky, idealistic girl.” -Stephan Holden, The New York Times
SEXY INC. <http://www.wmm.com/filmcatalog/pages/c800.shtml>
“Highly Recommended…a must-see for teachers, parents, and others who work with adolescents.” -Educational Media Reviews Online
I WAS A TEENAGE FEMINIST <http://www.wmm.com/filmcatalog/pages/c695.shtml>
“A fun and engaging discussion about the seemingly lost ideals of feminism… this is recommended. 3 Stars.” -Video Librarian
GRRRL LOVE & REVOLUTION: RIOT GRRRL NYC <http://www.wmm.com/filmcatalog/pages/c828.shtml>
“Grrrl Love and Revolution is an essential document that offers a rare inside look at Riot Grrrl as it really was.” -Sara Marcus, Author or Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution
WIRED FOR SEX, LIES AND POWER TRIPS: IT’S A TEEN’S WORLD <http://www.wmm.com/filmcatalog/pages/c777.shtml>
“[A] good choice for instructors… dealing with the impact of sexuality in popular culture and on the Internet on teens.” -Educational Media Reviews Online
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