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Real Sex on Film

By October 4, 2011

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In 2005 the folks who run Hot Docs, the largest documentary film festival in North America, approached me with an idea. They wanted to have a retrospective of the best sex documentaries from around the world. At the time I was working with a television production company that was producing a weekly documentary program all about sex. So I jumped on the chance.

I didn't quite realize how many bad documentaries there are out there about sex, and how when it's a topic you love, seeing a bad documentary is extra painful. But as I sped through film after film of thinly veiled attempts to reconcile difficult sexual pasts by judging other people's sex lives, I also found some gems.

I'm comfortable with my judgments, but don't want to impose them on others, so I've compiled this collection of sex documentaries, some of which I love and some of which I don't love so much. Many of them can be streamed online for free or at very little cost. So check the list out and if you've got others you want me to add let me know in the comments field or by email. Collaborative lists are always longer better.

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