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Unlearning Sex

Sexual assault and trauma -- and how these experiences intersect with race, class, and sexual orientation -- are rarely discussed in our society. Zanah Thirus’s bold new film, UNLEARNING SEX, explores these topics with complexity and sensitivity, simultaneously raising awareness and opening the door for important conversations. Thirus bravely takes us on her six-month journey through sexual trauma therapy and the reclamation of her body in hopes of lending strength and inspiration to others. While told through a deeply personal lens, including intimate audio recordings of Thirus’s therapy sessions, the film tells a story that is at once unique and universal. The addition of video interviews with a neuroscientist, sex educators, and therapists lend expert insight into sexual trauma, misconceptions surrounding sexual assault, consent, intersectionality, and sex education. This film will inspire people of all backgrounds, genders, sexual orientations, and races to speak candidly about this sensitive issues.  

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Main credits

Thirus, Zanah (film director)
Thirus, Zanah (film producer)
Thirus, Zanah (screenwriter)
Thirus, Zanah (on-screen participant)
Thirus, Zanah (editor of moving image work)
Young, Marquelle (film producer)

Other credits

Cinematography by Bria Brown [and 3 others]; edited by Zanah Thirus.


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; "Unlearning Sex"; Women Make Movies