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New Documentary (Sex)abled: Disability Uncensored

By September 14, 2009

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Over on SexSmartFilms.com they’ve got a fabulous short documentary on sex and disability called (Sex)abled: Disability Uncensored. The documentary used as its starting point a panel series called “Are Cripples Screwed?” put on by the University of California Berkeley’s Disabled Students Union. It's a great mix of voices and perspectives, smart, funny, and sexy.

The documentary is also free to view, making it a wonderfully accessible resource for teachers, workshop facilitators, and anyone looking to start off a personal conversation or group discussion of sex and disability (so it doubles as homework and a pick-up line “have you seen the new documentary “(Sex)abled”?)

One of the biggest challenges to making disability a significant part of public discourse around sexuality is the lack of reference points; pop culture imagery and material that includes people with disabilities. (Sex)abled is a very welcome speaking up of voices we tend to drown out because they complicate matters. Once you get that complicated sex is the best sex there is, you start to crave these and other voices, the ones that don't just tell you what you already know, but have something new to say. You kind of lust after them.

Speaking of lust, if you’re interested in this documentary you shouldn’t miss the next production of Sins Invalid, and their great website which is also chock full of videos.

SexSmartFilms.com - (Sex)abled: Disability Uncensored

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