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When three parents discover their daughters' pact to lose their virginity at prom, they launch a covert one-night operation to stop the teens from sealing the deal.; Crude and sexual content, and language throughout, drug content, teen partying, and some graphic nudity.
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Casa Grande

Coming of age as a rude awakening. A 17-year boy's dawning sexuality is shadowed by the discovery of his upper-class family's looming financial ruin.
2016; 2014
Clemons (Stacks)

Joven & Alocada

Obsessed with sex, the seventeen-year-old daughter of strict, religious parents details her thoughts and exploits on a blog.
2013; 2012
Clemons (Stacks)

Let's Talk About Sex: A Revealing Look at Sex and American Youth

This film takes a revealing look at how American attitudes toward adolescent sexuality impact today's teenagers.
2011; 2009
Clemons (Stacks)

The Codes of Gender: Identity and Performance in Pop Culture

Communication scholar Sut Jhally applies the late sociologist Erving Goffman's groundbreaking analysis of advertising to the contemporary commercial landscape in this provocative new film about gender as a ritualized cultural performance. Uncovering a remarkable pattern of gender-specific poses, Jhally explores Goffman's central claim that the way the body is displayed in advertising communicates normative ideas about masculinity and femininity. The film looks beyond advertising as a medium that simply sells products, and beyond analyses of gender that focus on biological difference or issues of surface objectification and beauty, taking us into the two-tiered terrain of identity and power relations. With its sustained focus on the fundamental importance of gender, power, and how our [...]
2016; 2009

Love, Intimacy and Sexuality [electronic resource]

Older people and their doctors challenge stereotypes about aging and sexuality. Reviews the physical changes that occur in the sexual organs in aging discussing the benefits and risks of estrogen replacement therapy and solutions for prostate problems in men. Also discusses intimacy in homosexual relationships in aging. Establishes the need for sexual counseling for older people and emphasizes their need for love and caring.

Are All Men Pedophiles? [electronic resource]: An Inquiry Into Human Sexuality and Its Expression

Focusing primarily on the physical attractiveness of post-pubescent underage teenagers to certain men and women, this controversial documentary argues that pedophilia is not unnatural; criminal and immoral, yes, at different times and in different places, but not unnatural. The film's broad scope allows ample room to unpack the heavily freighted term in order to consider psychological, legal, societal, historical, cultural, biological, and evolutionary points of view. Testimony of a childhood victim of pedophilia brings the discussion back from the intellectual realm to the lived reality of sexual abuse perpetrated by adults on the young, and interviews with an offending female pedophile and a non-offending male pedophile are included as well. Are All Men Pedophiles? is an important [...]

Why Get Married? [electronic resource]

An estimated half of all marriages end in divorce-so how is it that people still have faith in the institution? Why do they gamble with their future happiness by getting married? In this documentary, director Anne Stirling takes a fresh look at the social, historical, and emotional aspects of marriage after her divorce. Stirling figures that if she asks enough questions of friends, family members, and experts, she'll be able to solve the puzzle of why people wed. Incorporating candid interviews recorded over a three-year period as Stirling traveled across Canada and the U.S., the film features both couples and individuals-some straight, some gay, some ecstatic about matrimony, some jaded and relieved to be free of it. Wedding planners and marriage counselors also offer their insights [...]

Have More Sex, Live Longer? [electronic resource]

Men who have sex three time a week reduce their risk of heart attack and stroke by 50 percent. Women who have high-quality sex whenever they have sex look and feel two-to-eight years younger. This ABC News report discusses these finding with Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mike Roizen, authors of the book You Being Beautiful. Both doctors agree that we need to look at sex not as recreation, but as a health need.

Women in the Struggle Against Poverty [electronic resource]: A Case Study

Women living in third-world nations often must defy repressive social customs and religious doctrines in order to become financial contributors to their families and villages. This program focuses on the growing movement of courageous women in Bangladesh who, with the assistance of aid societies, run profitable cottage industries, often risking severe reprisals. As these determined women swell the working ranks of their village communities-significantly raising the standard of living for all-traditional patriarchal structures must accommodate them as coequals in business-or face open rebellion. A Deutsche Welle production.

Female Circumcision [electronic resource]

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines female circumcision, also known as female genital mutilation, as "all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons." WHO estimates that 140 million women and girls around the world have experienced it, including 101 million in Africa. This episode explores the efforts to treat female circumcision as a human rights abuse. Pulitzer prize-winning author Alice Walker discusses her novel, Possessing the Secret Joy, about the response of an African woman to this cultural tradition. Also featured, "Diary from Hell" is a documentary about Manila's Smokey Mountain garbage dump, making the link between the environment and human rights; and a Sa [...]

Women's Rights as Human Rights [electronic resource]

More than half a million women die each year from pregnancy and childbirth. Gender-based violence kills and disables as many women between the ages of 15 and 45 as cancer does. Women are twice a likely as men to be illiterate. These were some of the issues that were discussed at the Beijing Women's Conference. This episode looks at the progress that has been made in the struggle for women's rights, and how far there still is to go. Feminist activist Bella Abzug discusses the growing empowerment of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the strategies that made the Beijing conference so successful. Also featured are reports on three grassroots organizers from Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, and the United States, and how women's issues are linked globally, plus an interview with Vandana Shiv [...]

The Healing Years [electronic resource]: Surviving Incest and Child Sexual Abuse

This powerful documentary - an acclaimed film in the field of child sexual abuse prevention - tells the stories of three courageous incest survivors: former Miss America Marilyn Van Derbur, an inspirational author and motivational speaker; poet and community activist Janice Mirikitani, founding president of the Glide Foundation, through which she helps inner-city female addicts to address the trauma of incest; and Barbara Hamilton, author of The Hidden Legacy: Uncovering, Confronting, and Healing Three Generations of Incest. The Healing Years has been endorsed by many organizations, including Childhelp USA, Justice for Children, and the American Psychological Association.

The End of Men [electronic resource]

It used to be that a man was rugged, reliable, and got the job done. But then came the worst recession in 80 years. So what happens now that the job is gone? Following several men forced to rethink their lives and values and interviewing male and female experts, The End of Men investigates how men are coping with the evolving role of masculinity in today's world, where the old rules no longer apply.

Women [electronic resource]: Fastest-Growing Group of U.S. Gun Owners

As the debate over gun regulation continues, gun sales are reaching record heights-driven in no small part by sales to women. While women overwhelmingly support gun control, one in four American women owns a gun. This ABC News report examines this phenomenon. Meet Second Amendment enthusiasts who take girls' night out to the shooting range.

Burqa and the Confused Afghan [electronic resource]

Through an engaging journey, Afghan-Canadian filmmaker Brishkay Ahmed unveils the origins of the mysterious burqa and exposes the burqa's current use as a political tool, manipulating Afghan women while revealing the forgotten history of Afghanistan.

Solar Mamas [electronic resource]: Are Women Better at Getting Out of Poverty Than Men?

Rafea Anad is the second wife of a Jordanian Bedouin husband. She attends India's Barefoot College, an organization that takes uneducated, middle-aged women from poor communities and trains them to become solar engineers. But traditional family ties make it hard for some women, particularly Rafea, to pursue this opportunity. Her husband wants her home and threatens retribution unless she returns. This program follows Rafea as she overcomes difficulties to become a solar engineer, bringing sustainable energy to her village and inspiring other women to seek training, too. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online.

Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus [electronic resource]: Gender Differences in Relationships

In this ABC News special with Barbara Walters and John Grey, author of the best-selling book Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, six couples learn what makes men and women different in emotion and outlook, the implications for a relationship, and how to adopt behavior that brings out the best in each partner. From listening skills to the importance of affection or solitude, John Grey applies his theories and techniques to real-life situations to create more successful, satisfying, and harmonious partnerships.

Menstruation [electronic resource]: Breaking the Silence

In this program, we meet artists and activists who are challenging taboos surrounding menstruation, often in outrageous ways that may shock some viewers. The program also explores menstruation's impact on society and its role as a rite of passage. Artist Judy Chicago discusses how outraged audiences reacted to a graphic painting in her Menstruation Bathroom exhibit. Author Judy Blume reads from her popular book, Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. Biologist Margie Profet discusses her contention that women menstruate to rid their uteruses of sperm residues. And the curator of a Museum of Menstruation displays a bizarre collection of advertisements for sanitary protection. Medical issues such as toxic shock syndrome are candidly discussed, as well as the environmental controversy su [...]