Promotional Tools & Outreach Guide

As a promoter of a screening or event, it’s your job to share your event through social media with your campus, community, friends or family. Create frequent, fun, and memorable Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter posts to get the word out about your event. Don’t forget to mention that the film is funny!

Artwork = More Views!

Follow these links to lots of visual resources guaranteed to make your posts (and posters) pop!

What to say?

You know your audience best. Are they interested in feminist issues? Sex education? Conversations between parents and kids? Queer issues? Knowing your audience, tailor your pitches to what’s important to them. And don’t forget to mention that the film is funny!

Two Short Synopsis Options & One Tag Line!

Tag line: What if all we had to lose were our virginity myths?

Synopsis 1How To Lose Your Virginity is an eye-opening and irreverent documentary journey through religion, history, pop culture and $30 internet hymens. By turns hilarious and horrifying, the film reveals the myths and misogyny behind virginity in America, and what we can do to change the conversation. A film by Therese Shechter, director of I Was A Teenage Feminist

Synopsis 2: This funny, eye-opening, and thought-provoking documentary explores why female virginity is still so valued in our hyper-sexualized society. Traveling through the worlds of religion, history, pop culture and $30 internet hymens, the film reveals the myths and misogyny behind a rite of passage that everyone thinks about but few truly understand.

Want something longer or shorter? Find something here.

 

Sample Facebook Posts:

HOW TO LOSE YOUR VIRGINITY is a funny and eye-opening film about the meaning of virginity in our culture. We’re hosting a screening of it on Thursday at the Library Hall! Go to [Event Page URL] and reserve your tickets now!

Thursday's screening of HOW TO LOSE YOUR VIRGINITY will be a night to remember, so support Women & Gender Studies and support this film by reserving your ticket before the deadline [Event Page URL]

Want to see an awesome and funny movie about sex, identity and $30 internet hymens? Get your tickets to Thursday's screening of HOW TO LOSE YOUR VIRGINITY at [Event Page URL] 

Remember:

  • If the director Therese Shechter will be there for Q&A, make sure to include that in your post
  • Tag the film’s How To Lose Your Virginity Facebook page in these posts so that we can help get the word out and also send people to our Facebook page to learn more.
     
 

Sample Twitter/Instagram Posts:

We can’t wait for Thursday's screening of HOW TO LOSE YOUR VIRGINITY! Join the community for this funny, eye-opening and thought-provoking film [Event Page Link] @virginitymovie

Live in the #Chicago area? You won't want to miss this special screening of the documentary HOW TO LOSE YOUR VIRGINITY [Event Page Link] @virginitymovie

Let's talk about sex, identity and $30 internet hymens! Get your tickets to Thursday's screening of HOW TO LOSE YOUR VIRGINITY at [Event Page URL] @virginitymovie

Want to inject some humor? Of course you do!
Here are some fun tweets we’ve used in the past with lots of success. Feel free to steal them!

What do porn & purity balls have in common? Find out at Thursday's screening of HOW TO LOSE YOUR VIRGINITY at [Event Page URL] @virginitymovie

Wanna have a ONE-NIGHT STAND with us? Join us for Thursday's screening of HOW TO LOSE YOUR VIRGINITY at [Event Page URL] @virginitymovie

Does abstinence make the heart grow fonder? Find out at Thursday's screening of HOW TO LOSE YOUR VIRGINITY at [Event Page URL] @virginitymovie

We're saving ourselves for you! Join us for Thursday's screening of HOW TO LOSE YOUR VIRGINITY at [Event Page URL] @virginitymovie

You'll never forget the 1st time: Join Thursday's screening of HOW TO LOSE YOUR VIRGINITY at [Event Page URL] @virginitymovie

Remember:

  • If the director Therese Shechter will be there for Q&A, make sure to tag her as @trixiefilms
  • Tag the film as @virginitymovie so that we can help get the word out and also send people to our Twitter page to learn more.