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How To Lose Your Virginity

If sex sells, why is virginity so valuable?

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Overview

Genre
Social Issues, History, Religion, Contemporary Issues, and Personal Doc
Synopsis

What has launched both purity balls and porn franchises, defines a young woman’s morality–but has no medical definition? Enter the magical world of virginity, where a white wedding dress can restore a woman’s innocence and replacement hymens can be purchased online.
"How To Lose Your Virginity" exposes the myths and misogyny surrounding a rite of passage that many obsesses about but few truly understand. Irreverent, eye-opening and thought-provoking, the film is the perfect tool to ignite conversations around sexuality in your communities.
Filmmaker Therese Shechter uses her own path out of virginity to explore why our sex-crazed society cherishes this so-called precious gift. Along the way, we meet a diverse group of sex educators, virginity auctioneers, abstinence advocates, and young men and women who bare their tales of doing it—or not doing it.
What if all we had to lose were our virginity myths?

Stage
finished
Running time
62 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Trixie FIlms
Country
United States
Years of Production
2008 - 2012
Locations
US/Canada

Distribution Details

Release year
2013
Festivals
Premiere DOC NYC
Distribution
Distributed by Women Makes Movies
Broadcast (Acq.)
Fusion (US) + international broadcasters
Language
English

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