HOW TO LOSE YOUR VIRGINITY
US PREMIERE In a culture that has overwhelmingly embraced the dictum “sex sells,” why does the concept of virginity still hold sway? Using her own experiences, filmmaker Therese Shechter humorously explores the chimerical nature of the idea, and how it’s been used to control women’s sexuality and sense of self-worth. The result, drawing from the expertise of vintage sex-ed films, abstinence advocates, and sex educators alike, is a surprising look at virginity’s influence, from purity pledges to porn sub-genres.
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Director: THERESE SHECHTER
Producer: Therese Shechter & Lisa Esselstein
Editor: Dina Guttmann & Marin Sander-Holzman
Music: Stephen Thomas Cavit
Running Time: 67 min.