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Calling all virgins, past, present and born-again: Let's free all our first times from myth, confusion, sexism and stereotypes.
A new way to think about all of our first times–without myths, misinformation or misogyny.
A new way to think about all of our first times–without myths, misinformation or misogyny.
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My new documentary project launches on Kickstarter this Tuesday! (Corrected Link)

To all our wonderful HOW TO LOSE YOUR VIRGINITY backers:

I have news! My new documentary project launches on Kickstarter this Tuesday, Sept 18th!

My new project: MY SO-CALLED SELFISH LIFE is a documentary about choosing not to have children in a culture where motherhood feels mandatory.

This film will give voice to the growing numbers of people who don’t want children, and reveal the powerful cultural forces behind the message that a woman’s most important (and maybe only) role is to reproduce.

You may know about the 20/80 rule: If we reach 20% of our ambitious $50K goal in the first couple of days, we have an 80% chance of hitting it and succeeding. I reach out because I hope you will support us on launch day to get some traction.

Get first crack at our great rewards: handcrafted Golden Girls rings, a literal biological clock (permanently set to snooze!), signed books, and other goodies. Quantities are limited, so snag these rewards before someone else does!

Can we count on your support on Tuesday? Please 'follow' me on Kickstarter and you'll get notified as soon as the project launches.

Let me know what's up with you, and if you have any questions! There's lots of info about MY SO-CALLED SELFISH LIFE at the website.

Thanks so much,

Therese Shechter

A new documentary project launches on Kickstarter this Tuesday!

To all our wonderful HOW TO LOSE YOUR VIRGINITY backers:

I have news! My new documentary project launches on Kickstarter this Tuesday, Sept 18th!


My new project: 
MY SO-CALLED SELFISH LIFE is a documentary about choosing not to have children in a culture where motherhood feels mandatory. 

This film will give voice to the growing numbers of people who don’t want children, and reveal the powerful cultural forces behind the message that a woman’s most important (and maybe only) role is to reproduce.

You may know about the 20/80 rule: If we reach 20% of our goal in the first couple of days, we have an 80% chance of hitting it and succeeding. I reach out because I hope you will support us on launch day to get some traction.

Get first crack at our great rewards:  handcrafted Golden Girls rings, a literal biological clock (permanently set to snooze!), signed books, and other goodies. Quantities are limited, so snag these rewards before someone else does!

Can we count on your support on Tuesday? Please 'follow' me on Kickstarter and you'll get notified as soon as the project launches.

Let me know what's up with you, and if you have any questions!
There's lots of info about the film at the website.

Thanks so much,
Therese Shechter

Bring "How To Lose Your Virginity" to your local theater!

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[If you're getting this update twice it means you're super generous and donated to both Kickstarter campaigns!]

We have really exciting news for everyone who's been asking when the film is coming to their town.

You can now bring HOW TO LOSE YOUR VIRGINITY to your local theater for an exclusive one-night stand. We've partnered with Tugg, a web-platform that helps individuals, groups and organizations set up personalized movie screenings in theaters across the country. You or your organization can host a screening of the film at no cost to you–plus you get 5% of the ticket sales.

Bring the film to your town this spring! Get detailed info on our website (and while you're there, check out our beautiful redesign)

On the West Coast? We're planning May screenings in San Francisco, Portland and Seattle. Details to follow!

It's our US Premiere! Nov 17th in New York at DOC NYC!

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Hello everyone -

We are beyond thrilled to announce that our US Premiere will be at DOC NYC on November 17th in New York. This is one of the best documentary festivals in the country, and we're really honored and excited to a part of it. And we want to see you there!

1. Get your tickets now at the DOCNYC website.

2. Get a group discount for your office or org when you buy 10 tickets or more. Contact Christopher.Wells@ifccenter.com

2. Tell everyone you know in the New York area to do the same. 

3. Give yourselves a big hug for all the help you gave us to get here!

4. Come say hi at the screening so we can give you a big hug ourselves (or a firm handshake, if you prefer)

Thanks for all your support!
Therese, Lisa and Team Trixie Films

"Virginity" goes global!!

Hi everyone - 

It's been a while since our last update so we wanted to fill you in on all the exciting news! We've got a bunch of college screenings booked for fall, the film is now available for schools and orgs through Women Make Movies, and we're showing the film all over the world

If you have friends in any of these far flung locales, please let them know.
More info and all the links to all the screenings are on our Events page.

ON TELEVISION:
Israel:
Yes Docu, October 24th and On Demand
Australia: Aired on SBS2. Encores will be on SBS1 and STUDIO
Sweden & Brazil: Broadcasts to come 2013-2014

SCREENINGS (with Therese live and in person)

Tel Aviv Screening and Symposium Sept 30th Therese will be there to present the film, followed by group discussions led by feminism and sexuality professionals.
Haifa Cinematheque, Israel, October 13th Therese will be there to present the film as part of the 30th anniversary celebrations for Isha L’Isha, Israel’s oldest grassroots feminist organization. 

FILM FESTIVALS: (Psst...Stay tuned for news about our US Festival Premiere this fall!)

St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival Oct 22-26, 2013 St. John’s, NFLD, Canada 

Jihlava Film Festival Oct 24-29, 2013 Jihlava, Czech Republic 

Film Festival for Women’s Rights Nov 7-10, Seoul, Korea 

Cucalorus Film Festival (US 'sneak preview') Nov 13 – 17, 2013 Wilmington NC 

We'll be in touch with everyone who has screening rewards shortly, and we'll keep you all posted on when we're able to do our DVD backer rewards. 

There will be more exciting news coming soon! Thanks for all your brilliant support-you share in all of our successes.
Therese, Lisa & Team Trixie FIlms