Sex & Love

Sex & Love

Sometimes things are just pretty simple. And sometimes, not. Welcome to our first collection of films on some expected aspects of, and some surprising ones, sex and love. Tell us if you want more?

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  • Do Communists Have Better Sex?

    Directed by André Meier • Documentary • 2006 • 52 minutes

    This is about sex. About sex in Germany and who, on which side of the Iron Curtain, was better at it. At the end of the Second World War, Germans shared the same culture, lifestyle, morals. But four decades later, everything had changed. ...

  • Double Life, a Short History of Sex in the USSR

    Directed by Ināra Kolmane • Documentary • 2017 • 52 minutes

    The October Revolution ushered in an era of sexual freedom and liberation from bourgeois conventions. Satisfying sexual needs had to be "as simple as drinking a glass of water," according to feminist Alexandra Kollontai who was at the f...

  • Egg and Stone

    Directed by Huang Ji • Drama • With Xiao Pin-gao, Liu Xiao-lin, Yao Hong-gui, Yixiang Huang, Baiyu Yao • 2016 • 98 minutes

    Huang Ji's brave personal film is one of the most auspicious debuts in recent Chinese cinema. Set in her home village in rural Hunan province, EGG AND STONE is a powerful au...

  • Faith Love Desire - Ep 1 - First Love

    Directed by Hilka Sinning & Heinz Greuling • Documentary • 2014 • 52 minutes

    How can the anarchic power of sexuality be tamed when one is young? What is permitted and what is not? What effect do the values prescribed by various religions have on love, marriage and sexual activity in our present ...

  • How to Lose Your Virginity

    Directed by Therese Shechter • Documentary • 2013 • 66 minutes

    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 youn...

  • I Like Girls

    Directed by Diane Obomsawin • Animation • 2016 • 8 minutes

    First love is an intoxicating experience, but with it can come excruciating awkwardness, unrequited emotions, and confusing issues of identity. In her trademark playful style, Quebec cartoonist and animator Diane Obomsawin, a.k.a. Obom, ...

  • Inside Her Sex

    Directed by Sheona McDonald • Documentary • With Samantha Allen, Elle Chase, Candida Royalle • 2015 • 69 minutes

    While we live in a highly sexualized society, the messaging around female sexuality is distorted and rife with shame. What women should look like, who women should want, what women sh...

  • Live Nude Girls Unite

    Directed by Vicky Funari & Julia Query • Documentary • With Julia Query, Siobhan Brooks, Kristina, Ellen, Star, Joyce Wallace • 2000 • 70 minutes

    Winner of the Audience Award at the San Francisco International Film Festival, Live Nude Girls Unite! is "a partisan tale from the inside" (Boston Pho...

  • Made Over in America

    Directed by Bernadette Wegenstein & Geoffrey Alan Rhodes • Documentary • 2007 • 65 minutes

    In the age of surgically enhanced beauty and reality television, how do we perceive body image? MADE OVER IN AMERICA combines the style of reality television with experimental film to weave together the vo...

  • Ricordi?

    Directed by Valerio Mieli • Drama • With Luca Marinelli, Linda Caridi, Giovanni Anzaldo, Camilla Diana • 2019 • 107 minutes

    A love story, seen through the memories of one young couple: recollections altered by moods, different perspectives, and time itself. A journey through the years of two ind...

  • Private Dicks: Men Exposed

    Directed by Meema Spadola & Thom Powers • Documentary • 1999 • 55 minutes

    Men spend a lot of time thinking about their penises, and even thinking with their penises. But rarely do we hear men talking honestly about their penises-until now.

    Surveying young and old, gay and straight, large and sm...

  • Sacred Water

    Directed by Olivier Jourdain • Documentary • 2017 • 60 minutes

    "If a lot of water flows, the town will be flooded. The water company can close down. We have all the water we need." —Fanny, guest on Flash-FM in Rwanda Vestine Dusabe is a radio host and sex educator with a mission: promoting sexua...

  • Sex, Lies and Tabloids!

    Directed by Jean-Baptiste Peretie • Documentary • 2015 • 52 minutes

    They're lurid, obnoxious, disdainful and explicit. And we love them - and love to hate them. SEX, LIES AND TABLOIDS! charts the rise and fall of tabloid papers in the UK and US, including the New York Post, The Sun, and notoriou...

  • Special Treatment

    Directed by Jeanne Labrune • Drama • With Isabelle Huppert, Bouli Lanners, Richard Debusne, Sabla Moussadek, Valerie Dreville • 2010 • 95 minutes

    In this darkly erotic drama from cult filmmaker Jeanne Labrune, Isabelle Huppert (8 Women, Merci Pour le Chocolat, La Cérémonie, The Piano Teacher, La...

  • The Naked Screen

    Directed by Florence Jaugey • Drama • With Oscar Sinela, Paola Baldión, Roberto Guillén • 2014 • 93 minutes

    A cautionary tale about sex, technology, and public shaming set in a Nicaraguan town, Florence Jaugey’s The Naked Screen is a thought-provoking portrait of young people growing up in an in...

  • The Names of Love

    Directed by Michel Leclerc • Drama • With Sara Forestier • 2011 • 102 minutes

    Baya Benmahmoud, a young, extroverted liberal, lives by the old hippie slogan: “Make love, not war” to convert right-wing men to her left-wing political causes by sleeping with them. She seduces many and so far has rec...

  • O Amor Natural

    Directed by Heddy Honigmann • Documentary • 2007 • 76 minutes

    O AMOR NATURAL is a documentary film about the erotic poetry of one of the greatest Latin American poets of the 20th century, the Brazilian Carlos Drummond de Andrade (1902-1987).

    The erotic poems of Carlos Drummond de Andrade, a hou...

  • The Owl's Legacy: Misogyny, or the Snares of Desire

    Directed by Chris Marker • Documentary • 1989 • 26 minutes

    “Greek love, Greek eroticism, is a paradigm for us. But it’s something about which we are very hypocritical.” --John Winkler

    Classicist Giulia Sissa takes center stage in this episode, which explores desire in ancient Greece (primarily ...

  • Party Girl

    Directed by Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger, Samuel Theis • Drama • With Angélique Litzenburger, Joseph Bour, Mario Theis, Samuel Theis, Séverine Litzenburger, Cynthia Litzenburger • 2014 • 95 minutes

    Angelique is a 60-year-old bar hostess in a cabaret located near the border between France and...

  • Trouble Every Day

    Directed by Claire Denis • Drama • With Vincent Gallo, Tricia Vessey, Béatrice Dalle • 2014 • 100 minutes

    World renowned filmmaker Claire Denis's most controversial, divisive and under appreciated films to date. With its gory, outre film style, Trouble Every Day shocked audiences at it's 2001 Ca...

  • Beyond Boobs

    Directed by Kristen Vermilyea & Stéphane Correa • Documentary • 2018 • 52 minutes

    After lugging the ‘girls’ around for more than 25 years, Kristen is ready to let them go. The decision to get the operation makes it obvious that her breasts are really much more than just a physical attribute – th...

  • Blind

    Directed by Eskil Vogt • Drama • With Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Henrik Rafaelsen, Vera Vitali • 2015 • 96 minutes

    Ingrid (Ellen Dorrit Pettersen) is a woman contending with the loss of vision. In trying to navigate a world without sight, she spends her days attempting to reconstruct the visual worl...

  • Faith Love Desire - Ep 2 - Fulfilled Love

    Directed by Hilka Sinning & Heinz Greuling • Documentary • 2014 • 52 minutes

    How can the anarchic power of sexuality be tamed when one is young? What is permitted and what is not? What effect do the values prescribed by various religions have on love, marriage and sexual activity in our present ...

  • Faith Love Desire - Ep 3 - Forbidden Love

    Directed by Hilka Sinning, Heinz Greuling • Documentary • 2014 • 52 minutes

    How can the anarchic power of sexuality be tamed when one is young? What is permitted and what is not? What effect do the values prescribed by various religions have on love, marriage and sexual activity in our present d...