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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.
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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

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.

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


Hi everyone -

We're very excited to tell you that the film will be done this month!!! Seriously! Woo hoo!

Some other updates:

In the last week, Therese was at both Harvard and then at NYU doing talks on virginity to two fabulous groups of college students.

"How to Lose Your Virginity" was accepted to POV Hackathon 3 where we'll continue to develop some very exciting and fun interactive projects. Click the link to see how our cherries stand out amongst the other film photos! And then check out V-Card Diaries, the interactive crowd-sourced storytelling project we created at Hackathon 2.

We've just launched a new twitter account for the film at @virginitymovie, so please follow us for the latest news and other goodies.

We'll be keeping you posted on the film's release and when screenings will happen primarily through our newsletter, so please make sure you have approved in your email system. If you want to be on our newsletter list with another email address, go here to sign up.

Here are some photos from the finishing work we just did on the film: color correction and narration recording. That's Therese making like a rock star at the microphone, Lisa at the soundboard with Terry, and Diego at Park Avenue Post making each frame gorgeous.

Thanks for everything,
Therese, Lisa and Team Trixie Films

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Finishing Grant! Finished Score! Supporter Thank You Page!

Hello wonderful backers - We wanted you to be the first to hear about some great updates for How to Lose Your Virginity:

> New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT) has awarded the film one of their 2012 Finishing Grants! The grant will cover the cost of color correction, one of the pricey but essential steps in the completion of the film. We're thrilled not only for the grant but for what will be a great ongoing relationship with NYWIFT as the film goes out into the world.

> As I write this, our composer Stephen Cavit is recording the remarkable score he's created for the film in his Seattle studio. Working with one of his favorite violinists, he may be at this very moment capturing the fractured fairy tale melodies that perfectly capture the mood of the film.

> Our online Supporter Thank You page is up!! Look at all you lovely supporters. Let us know if we've made any mistakes with your name or link–or if we missed you! And while you're there, check out our new Home Page.

> All our rewards have shipped, except for the film's DVD and screening components. If you were expecting something and didn't receive it, please let us know right away and we'll make sure you get it asap.

We can't say it enough: We would not be here without your support!!

All the best for the holiday season,
Therese, Lisa and Team Trixie Films

Updates, milestones & a little sneak peek!

Happy Autumn from all of us at Trixie Films!

We've been working on "How to Lose Your Virginity" all summer and have hit a few exciting milestones we wanted to share with you:

• We screened a work-in-progress* cut of the film at CatalystCon in Long Beach (CA) to a room full of sex educators, media makers and others. The response was...A-MA-ZING! It was so thrilling to see it on a big screen and hear audiences reacting to the funny, sweet–and sometimes totally appalling moments that make up this film.

• Composer Stephen Cavit is creating an incredible score that can only be described as 'dissonant fairy princess' (trust us, it's perfect!)

• Our first round of motion graphics is done, thanks to the very talented Yasmin Mistry. There's a teeny sneak preview attached below (featuring Scarleteen's Heather Corinna), so let us know what you think!

• We just sent out our very first film festival submission–to Sundance, no less–with more submissions to go out in the next month. We'll keep you posted on how it all goes, and it wouldn't hurt if you lit a candle or equivalent. (thanks)

We really appreciate all your support!
Therese, Lisa and the rest of Team Trixie Films

*Work-in-progress in our case means that it feels more or less like a finished film, except we don't have our final music and animations in place, the color isn't perfect yet, we haven't mixed the audio to make it sound beautifully balanced, and we haven't licensed the outside music, images and video we'd like to use. Yup, it's a long road, but we're getting there! 

Video: A little snippet of our cool motion graphics
Photo: After-screening celebratory cocktails with some of the film's LA-based crew: Cinematographer Ruben O'Malley and Production Assistant (and BFF) Jamie Waese. Please note Therese is decked out in her V-Card and cherry pendant.

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