Date: February 8th, 2014 5:25 PM
LOL, just LOL
How to Lose Your Virginity
A film by Therese Shechter
US, 2013, 66 minutes, Color, DVD
Order No. W131114
Female virginity. The US government has spent 1.5 billion dollars promoting it. It has fetched $750,000 at auction. There is no official medical definition for it. And 50 years after the sexual revolution, it continues to define young womenís morality and self-worth.
This hilarious, eye-opening, occasionally alarming documentary uses the filmmakerís own path out of virginity to explore its continuing value in our otherwise hypersexualized society. Layering vérité interviews and vintage sex-ed films with candid self-reflection and wry narration, Shechter reveals myths, dogmas and misconceptions behind this "precious gift." Sex educators, porn producers, abstinence advocates, and outspoken teens share their own stories of having - or not having - sex.
In a culture where "Be sexy, but donít have sex" is the overwhelming message to young women, the film goes through the looking glass to understand a milestone almost everyone thinks about but no one actually understands.