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PERIOD: THE END OF MENSTRUATION?
PERIOD: THE END OF MENSTRUATION?

Women's Studies  Human Sexuality  Health  Biology  Sociology  LGBTQ  Children & Young Adult  Directed by Women 

Seasonale. Depo-Provera. Lybrel. As pharmaceutical companies develop new drugs that allow women to stop their periods for months and years at a time, this film investigates the social, cultural and medical implications of this popular new trend.

THE GAY MARRIAGE THING
THE GAY MARRIAGE THING

LGBTQ  Human Sexuality  Family Relations  Sociology  Political Science  American Studies  Directed by Women 

This documentary about the people embroiled in and affected by the same-sex marriage debate, deftly captures what gets lost in most news reports, the human emotions behind the headlines.

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THE NAKED FEMINIST

Women's Studies  Human Sexuality  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Provocative, enlightening and revealing, The Naked Feminist challenges the myths surrounding women in the porn industry while exploring preconceived notions of control, pleasure and exploitation.

TURNED OUT: SEXUAL ASSAULT BEHIND BARS
TURNED OUT: SEXUAL ASSAULT BEHIND BARS

Criminal & Law  American Studies  Human Sexuality  Psychology & Psychiatry  Sociology 

This video is a shocking but insightful expose of the taboo subject of homosexual rape and homosexual relations in prison.

PROM NIGHT IN KANSAS CITY
PROM NIGHT IN KANSAS CITY

American Studies  LGBTQ  Human Sexuality  Psychology & Psychiatry  Family Relations  Children & Young Adult  Dance  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Filmmaker Hali Lee grew up in suburban Kansas City, where she remembers her own high school prom as a drag. In later years, however, she became obsessed with trying to understand the appeal of this quintessentially American tradition—was it the pageantry, the poignant pretensions of teenagers dressing up as ‘adults,’ the myth of prom as a pagan coming-of-age ritual, or the ersatz memories?

OUR BODIES, OUR MINDS
OUR BODIES, OUR MINDS

Human Sexuality  Women's Studies  Directed by Women 

This provocative video examines the relationships between contemporary feminism, free speech, and the sex industry.

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RULES OF THE GAME

LGBTQ  New York City  Human Sexuality  Performing Arts  Children & Young Adult  Sociology 

Profiles four young people at the Hetrick-Martin Institute in New York, which supports lesbian, gay, transgender, and bisexual youth.

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THE MOST UNKNOWABLE THING

Sociology  LGBTQ  Human Sexuality  AIDS  Directed by Women 

In this unusual family portrait, filmmaker Mary Patierno focuses on her gay brother, David, recording significant events during the last years of his life. Shot over a period of five years,, the video portrays David's relationship with his gay lover, Carlos, their breakup, Carlos's falling ill with AIDS, followed by David's surprising decision to marry Connie, his female chiropractor, and become stepfather to her two children.

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MARQUIS DE SADE: PORNOGRAPHER OR PROPHET?, THE

World History  Sociology  Literature  Human Sexuality  Europe 

This provocative and emotionally unsettling video examines the realities behind the myth of the Marquis de Sade (1740-1814), the French author who, charged with numerous sexual offenses, spent half of his adult life in prisons or asylums.

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BAD GIRL

Women's Studies  Human Sexuality  Cinema Studies  Directed by Women 

In a Los Angeles film studio, the cameras roll on an X-rated film, and in the director's chair sits a woman. In New York and San Francisco, companies created by women market hard-core videos to the female consumer.

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THE MESOAMERICAN CULTURAL CODE

Spanish Language  Sociology  Religion & Spirituality  Human Sexuality  Latin-American Studies  Cultural Studies  Chicano Studies 

This three-part video series examines different social aspects of the cultures of Mesoamerica (i.e., the nations of Mexico and Central America).

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TROKOSI: WIFE OF THE GODS

African Studies  Anthropology  Human Sexuality  Religion & Spirituality  Sociology  Women's Studies 

Examines the West African religious institution of trokosi, where young women are chosen to serve an indefinite period of servitude for crimes committed long ago by their grandparents and even great-grandparents.

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SULLIVAN'S LAST CALL

Human Sexuality  Short Films  Directed by Women 

This short film offers an intimate peek into the sexual and psychological underpinnings of a modern relationship. Late one evening two former lovers reunite, but when the man declares he is celibate, sparks fly and the woman sets out to prove him wrong. Without profanity or nudity, this sexy film noir explores the emotional complexities of getting too close for comfort.

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SUDDEN CHANGES: POST HYSTERECTOMY SYNDROME

Health  Human Sexuality  Sociology  Women's Studies  Directed by Women 

Examines the reasons for the high number of hysterectomies performed on women every year, the alternatives available, the side effects and after-effects. Includes interviews with doctors, other professionals, and women who have undergone the operation.

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THE ULTIMATE TEST ANIMAL

Women's Studies  Sociology  Human Sexuality  Health 

Examines the birth control injection Depo Provera and the international controversy over its use, raising disturbing questions about racism and sexism in health care, population control vs. birth control, and how drugs are tested and marketed.

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THREE LETTER WORD FOR LOVE, A

American Studies  Human Sexuality  Sociology 

Shot in Harlem, this film features young minority men and women speaking frankly about their thoughts, feelings, misconceptions, and fantasies about sex.

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ECSTASY UNLIMITED

Human Sexuality  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Examines the influence of the social and economic environment on sexuality, using an imaginative blend of situation comedy, documentary, songs, animation and narration.

TRANSSEXUAL JOURNEY, A
TRANSSEXUAL JOURNEY, A

Human Sexuality  LGBTQ  Sociology 

Trapped nearly 40 years in a male's body, Katherine Elizabeth Cohen finally frees herself through a sex change. She had worn a mask for years, fulfilling the duties of a son, a husband, and a father. But at forty, Katherine cannot help but to put an end to the charade.

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ROMANCE, SEX AND MARRIAGE

Children & Young Adult  Sociology  Psychology & Psychiatry  Human Sexuality 

Examines sexual attitudes of high school youngsters in different environments, from suburb to inner city, including frank discussion of virginity, birth control, physical appearance, emotional involvement, sexual abuse, masturbation, acceptance and self- confidence.

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WHAT CAN A GUY DO?

Human Sexuality  Short Films 

Focusing on the issue of male contraception, this film features high school students from various ethnic backgrounds portraying couples and individuals in difficult circumstances involving birth control.

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