What part does love play in your life when you have been married for over 60 years? Can you still fall in love at 85? Does an orgasm still feel the same? What kind of influence does an older body have on the experience of sex?
In the documentary 69: love sex senior several seniors share their experiences in a disarmingly moving way, on a subject many of us can hardly imagine: a sex life at an older age. Young people primarily shape the perception society has on sex. In 69: love sex senior the couple Atie (81) and Kees (83), still madly in love, tell us about losing their virginity sixty years ago, while Hans (85), for the first time in his life, experiences how love and sex can go together, Wietske (72) has just embarked on a new relationship with Fred (66), a sensitive, caring man, while she continues to care for her dementia suffering husband and Jeanne (84) visits a sex shop in search for the latest vibrator.
The desire for and the fantasy of sex stay with us. Age simply changes the way in which we desire and what it is we long for. 69: love sex senior is not just about old people, but sooner or later about us all. Don't we all want to love and be loved far into our old age?
Director: Menna Laura Meijer
Photography: Bert Haitsma
Sound: David Spaans
Editing: Albert Markus
Commissioning Editor VPRO: Barbara Truyen
Producer: Joost Seelen, Zuidenwind Filmprodukties
This film was produced for TELEDOC with support from CoBO, The Netherlands Film Fund and NPO.