Sex(ed): The Movie
A film by Brenda Goodman
77 minutes, documentary, color, English, 2014
DVD Extras: 2 Archival Sex Ed Films: "A Respectable Neighborhood" (1961) & "Masturbatory Story, or Coming of Age" (1976) • 4 Deleted Scenes: Douche Nozzle; Fallopian Tubes; Graham Crackers & Masturbation; The War on Sex
How did you first learn about sex? Maybe it was a book with colorful illustrations, a talk with Mom or Dad, a corny classroom film, or just a random encounter with a dirty magazine?
Sex(ed): The Movie offers a revealing, occasionally awkward, and often hilarious look at how Americans have learned about sex from the early 1900s to the present. Using clips from an astounding array of sex ed films, this entertaining documentary captures what it was like for the kids - confusion, shock, embarrassment - and as well for those doing the educating (often with moral agendas front and center).
Sex(ed): The Movie ultimately shows us that educating kids about sex is not just about conveying the facts of biology and the dangers of STD; what we learn (and how we learn it) affects our identity, our relationships, and our ability to be intimate throughout our lives.
Professor Brenda Goodman is a member of the faculty at the University of Southern California, School of Cinematic Arts where she teaches production. As a writer and producer Brenda Goodman has worked in independent film, television and music videos. Her credits include Anna, (winner of Golden Globe for Best Actress), Mac (directed by John Turturro and winner of the Camera d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival), Prisoners of Inertia (starring Amanda Plumber and Chris Rich), and The Ballad of Little Jo (directed by Maggie Greenwald Mansfield, featuring Ian McKellen). Her documentary credits include Sex(ed): The Movie, Observance Observed (ABC), Blues Story, No Place Like Home and Chuck's Story. She also produced documentaries for PBS including Roses in December, Growing Up Poor, and Heartstrings.
“Celebrates and acknowledges the importance of sexuality in being human.” - The Herald-Sun
“Fantastic...a compendium of sorts really of how sex ed has evolved...an eye-opening look at sex education in this country.” - HuffPost Live
“This doc about the history of sex ed films is alternately hysterical and horrifying.”
“Entertaining clips...surprising links...an essential conversation-starter.” - Slant Magazine
UPC: 720229916370 | Catalog #: FRF916370D | $24.95 | Street: February 3