“Whether you have children, teach children, or are around children AT ALL…this movie is a must see.” – Hugh Jackman
A documentary film I directed and launched in 2011, LET’S TALK ABOUT SEX takes a revealing look at how America’s attitudes towards adolescent sexuality affect teenagers today.
We live in a society that uses sex to sell everything from lipstick to laptops. Yet fear and silence around sex and sexuality also permeate our culture. Teens are paying a terrible price for this confusion in unintended pregnancy, STD’s and even HIV; and American taxpayers are paying billions to treat these entirely preventable problems.
LET’S TALK ABOUT SEX also travels to the Netherlands, where we compare European attitudes and outcomes with America’s. We conclude in Oregon, where the lessons learned in Western Europe are helping to create practical solutions. Real parents and youth, compelling statistics, animation and archival material all combine to paint an urgent picture of American youth in crisis – a crisis that not a lot of people are talking about.