“[SSEX BBOX] sexuality outside of the box” is the first web documentary series exploring sexuality as a means for social change.
[SSEX BBOX] is a social justice web series and documentary that aspires to create sexual awareness worldwide. We believe that sex should be discussed, explored, felt and consciously experienced more “outside of the box”. Our goal is to expand consciousness, dismantle shame, isolation, and ignorance and facilitate community, education and awareness by questioning archaic and obsolete understandings of gender and sexuality and offering information, conversations and new ideas. Taking viewers on a tour through São Paulo, San Francisco, Berlin, and Barcelona, [SSEX BBOX] reveals the many faces of sexuality internationally, and explores their collisions with censorship and civic borders.
Currently, film crews in these four cities are documenting “sexuality outside the box” through interviews with sex educators, artists, personalities, and people from a diverse range of sexual orientations and genders, including gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, genderqueer, and straight folks on topics such as gender, sexual orientation, sex work, polyamory, and relationship skills.
[SSEX BBOX] exposes our commonalities and our uniqueness when it comes to gender expression and sexuality.
Our commitment extends beyond sexuality to all human rights, including access to knowledge and information. With this in mind, we decided to make it easier for our audience to benefit from and enjoy [SSEX BBOX].
By using the web to distribute our films, we plan to help create a community for all people; queer, straight, within and outside of the gender binary. Our commitment is to create a space stimulating conversations about sexuality and helping others find out more about themselves and their desires.
[SSEX BBOX] will release 7 episodes from January to November 2012. Each episode will focus on a specific subject.
[SSEX BBOX] web series is supported by the Center for Sex & Culture and has also received advising and consultation from sexologist, Carol Queen, Ph.D and psychotherapist and expressive arts therapist, Therese Noel Allen, MA, MFT.
Dr. Carol Queen is a writer, speaker, educator and activist with a Ph.D. in human sexuality. Beginning her work as an organizer in the lesbian/gay community, Carol co-founded one of the first gay youth groups in the United States and later led work in what was the emerging international bisexual community. As an academic writer and teacher, Carol tends to utilize her own experience and that of her communities. carolqueen.com/
Therese Noël Allen, MA, MFT is a psychotherapist, expressive arts therapist and consultant specializing in healing sexual trauma with a sex positive lens within the LGBTQQI community. Through in-depth study abroad and intensive work in the local non-profit sector, Therese has apprenticed and come to practice, teach, and consult on integrated approaches to psycho-social-spiritual healing, include “somatic” practices working through the body and erotic experience. Therese is in private practice in San Francisco. thereseallenmft.com/
The Center for Sex & Culture’s mission is to provide judgment-free education, cultural events, a library/media archive, and other resources to audiences across the sexual and gender spectrum; and to research and disseminate factual information, framing and informing issues of public policy and public health. sexandculture.org/
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER AND DIRECTOR
DIRECTOR’S ASSISTANT EUROPE
Paula Artioli Esteves
Antoine Golay Guerreiro
Alberto Martin Jimenez
Carlos Sánchez Carmona
Gabriel Rocha Villaca
SOCIAL MEDIA/SEEDING/ PROMOTION
MUSIC AND SOUNDTRACKS
Anne Carol Mitchell & Judy Grahn
Carol Queen, Ph.D
Therese Noel Allen, MA, MFT