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A thoughtful film which makes a good start
on January 12, 2013
Many trends in the last decade in Americans' attitudes with regards to sexual behavior are highlighted in this film. Most of the screen time is given to an articulate young woman named Winnifred. She's really the film's voice although the other women, Laura and Nichole, provide reinforcement on issues like surgery and employment in the sex industry which Winnifred is not old enough to face. Overall I liked the film and recommend it as a way to open a dialogue.
More films need to be made on the ever changing sexual landscape and the effects it is having on all of us. This film is a good start but is a little behind the times, a little timid, and a lot incomplete. The most important for me is the last: for example, the pressures on boys is just as significant (but in different ways) as it is for girls and someone should tell that story. When I say timid I mean that there are really only allusions to specific sexual practices in the film. As an example, anal sex has become a prerequisite in heterosexual porn in the last decade or so. How did this happen and what does it mean about the expectations of people who are just beginning to have sex? As for being a little behind the times I mean that it is not only sexting, Facebook, etc. in which young (and older) Americans are engaging, but also a tremendous amount of user-created porn. Just google web cam girls, for instance, and it should quickly become apparent from the sheer number of participants that "old-school" activities like stripping have been transformed into entirely new contexts.