Did you learn about sex in school? An awkward conversation with Mom or Dad? A magazine or TV show? An on line search? Or from a Friend? Sex(ed): The Movie offers a revealing, hilarious, and occasionally awkward 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) ultimately demonstrates that sex education isn't just about conveying the facts of biology and the dangers of STDs. This work of critical film analysis shows that what we learn (and how we learn it) affects our identity, our relationships, and our ability to be intimate. The messages imparted in sex ed lessons have a profound impact on how children later appreciate a woman's right to her body and her sexual activity, value consent and seek it out, understand the rights of oft-marginalized LGBTQ teens and adults, and connect with others as human, sexual beings.
"Fantastic...a compendium of sorts really of how sex ed has evolved... an eyeopening look at sex education in this country." - Caroline Modarressy Tehrani, HuffPost Live
"SEX(ED) is funny, sure, but it's also an interesting and enlightening peek at the history of sex education... an entertaining timeline that should have viewers thinking back on their own memories of sex-ed." - Dina Gachman, USC Women of Cinematic Arts
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