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April 2, 2013, 6:17pm
New York University, NY
Omega Phi Beta of NYU presents “Selling Your Virginity,” a panel discussion with Abiola Abrams, Ron Moglia and Therese Shechter on the phenomenon of virginity auctions, based in part on the recent news about a 20-year-old Brazilian women who offered her virginity to the highest bidder. You can read more about virginity auctions (yes, they’re happening all over the world!) on our blog. Kimmel 909, more information to come at their website.
March 30, 2013, 2pm
Harvard Sex Weekend, Boston MA
“Virgin Territory: Rethinking Virginity” is a live interactive presentation about some of the history and myths around our so-called precious gift. With several clips from her upcoming film, Therese Shechter asks what virginity really is, why we’re so fixated on intercourse and how virginity fits in to queer sexuality. Cosponsored by Harvard Queer Students and Allies and Response Peer Counseling
Sept 15, 2012
Catalyst Conference, Long Beach CA
Director Therese Shechter presents a very special sneak preview of her documentary-in-progress ”How to Lose Your Virginity.” The hour-long film will be followed by a Q&A with Therese, and perhaps some others from the film! This screening is for conference attendees only. For registration information, go to CatalystCon.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 9:20pm
Bad Feminist Readings, Public Assembly, NYC
Come out for the next installment of the Bad Feminist with readings by: Emily Douglas, Amy Beecher, Rachel & Brielle Milano, Michael Guggino, Jasmine Dreame Wagner, Therese Shechter. Join us to laugh at some terrible advice on how women and men ought to behave. There will be drink specials and a fine pair of DJs playing yé-yé tunes. No cover. Come early for a acoustic set by one of the best bands in Brooklyn, Hospitality, and readings from FSG Books.
March 30- April 1, 2012
Momentum Conference, Washington DC
Chewing the Cyberfat: Body Weight, Size, and Sex Online Panelists: Hanne Blank, Chloe Angyal, Therese Shechter. Conference Panel: In meatspace, it often seems that the only “meat” considered sexy is the leanest that can be found. Fat bodies are often excluded from visible public discussions and displays of sexuality and desire unless they are used as a negative example or the butt of a joke. Online, it’s a whole different story. This session will look at the way new media has influenced and in many cases wholly enabled both grassroots and commercial fat sexuality.
Independent Filmmaker Project, 2011 Project Forum, New York
“How To Lose Your Virginity” has been accepted to the IFP’s Independent Film Week Project Forum happening Sept. 18-22 in New York. What does that mean, you ask? This is a game-changing opportunity for the film and we’re honored to be part of this selective film market. Director/Producer Therese Shechter and Co-Producer Lisa Esselstein met directly with distributors and broadcasters who can potentially help us finish the documentary and get it out to the world at large.