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“Shechter and her film are part of a new vanguard of feminist thinkers and media makers seeking to redefine how we think about virginity–or do away with the concept altogether.” 

Daily Life (Australia).

 

As an Expert 

PUBLICATIONS

Fusion: "Sex, lies, and women: The long and troubling history of faking"
Vice: Why are Virginity Auctions a Thing? 
New York Magazine "College Virgins are a Mostly-Silent Majority"
The Guardian "Female Viagra: still a tough pill to swallow? We asked experts"
Elle Magazine “Living In The Virginity Rut”
Mic "Lies We Have To Stop Telling About Virginity"
Fusion “Male Virgins Seek More Than Sex Online”
The Atlantic  “Living Myths About Virginity”
Salon “The trouble with virginity: What America’s sexual language leaves out”
Time.com “The Shame of the Male Virgin”
Huffington Post “11 Things Everyone Should Know About Virginity Culture”
Gurl.com “What Is The Definition Of Virginity? There Isn’t One!”
The Gloss “8 Reactions to the Worst Virginity Myths, In GIFs”

VIDEO

Fusion TV: Alicia Menendez Tonight

AUDIO

Q (CBC Radio) Therese Shechter is expert guest on virginity

INTERNATIONAL PRESS

The Globe and Mail (Canada) “Let’s talk about virginity: How women are owning their ‘sexual debut'”
The Globe and Mail (Canada) “Documentary examines the honour – and shame – of virginity”
The Jakarta Globe (Indonesia) “Wherever You’re From, A Call to Talk About Sex”
Macleans Magazine (Canada) “The black wedding gown backlash”
The Guardian (UK) “Virginity: how was it for you?”
Causette Magazine (France) “Quand Maman Lit du Porno (When Mother Reads Porno)”



 

Interviews

PUBLICATIONS

BitchMedia "What if We Thought of Virginity as a Punch Card?"
The Chicago Reader "Documentary will tell you How To Lose Your Virginity if you haven't figured it out already"
.Mic “Meet the Filmmaker Convincing America That Virginity Doesn’t Exist”
Brown Girl Magazine “How To Lose Your Virginity”
Gender, Sex and Politics: In The Streets and Between the Sheets in the 21st century (interview within book)

Spark Movement “How to Lose Your Virginity: an interview with Therese Shechter”
The Scarlet Orchid “How To Lose Your Virginity: An interview with Therese Shechter”
The Frisky Frisky Q&A: Therese Shechter, Director Of “How To Lose Your Virginity
Women & Hollywood (IndieWire): “DOC NYC Women Directors: Meet Therese Shechter”
POV Documentaries Blog “Film Anatomy: How to Lose Your Virginity”
Adios Barbie “Therese Shechter on Sexuality, Abstinence, and How to Lose your Virginity”
RH Reality Check “A Discussion With the Filmmakers of ‘How to Lose Your Virginity’ and ‘Subjectified’”
About: Sexuality, Cory Silverberg: How To Lose Your Virginity”
Fleshbot “Barely Legal, Virgin Porn, And “How To Lose Your Virginity” (NSFW website)
The Independent Magazine Anatomy of a Film: I Was A Teenage Feminist

The Independent Magazine Thirteen Ways of Looking at Sundance

VIDEO

BK Live: Interview with Therese Shechter and Lisa Esselstein

AUDIO

KBOO Portland "Bread and Roses" Radio Show interview
Reproductive Health Reality Check: Realcast Podcast with Amanda Marcotte
Sex City (CIUT Radio) Therese Shechter on “How To Lose Your Virginity”
The Nerdist Podcast “Sex Nerd Sandra: Virgin: The Sexual Debutante”
Sex Ed Radio The Virginity Episode
Fully Engaged Feminism Podcast “Episode 27 Losing Your Virginity”

INTERNATIONAL PRESS

Istanbul Art News Magazine “Bekaretiniz Kaybetmenin Yollari”
Daily Life (Australia) “How To Lose Your Virginity”
YNET (Israel) תעשיית הבתולין: 100 נשים מספרות על הפעם ה-1 (Virginity: 100 Women Talk About The First Time)

Reviews & Recommendations

PUBLICATIONS

Huffington Post "Looking Back: Positive Childfree Trends In 2016"
Ms Magazine "Downton Gabby's Bawdy Feminist Commentary"
Bustle: "How To Lose Your Virginity Documentary's "V-Card Diaries" Project Redefines What "Virginity" Means In An Absolutely Necessary Way"
Jezebel “New Documentary Explores WTF is Up with the Virginity Obsession”
Feministing “Film: How to Lose Your Virginity” 
Upworthy “Handpicked by Upworthy” series
Rookie Mag “Saturday Links!”
Bitch Magazine (Fall 2013, no link to story) “How To Lose Your Virginity” film review
The New York Observer “To Do Sunday: See Therese Shechter’s How to Lose Your Virginity
Chicago Tribune "Documentary Examines Myths, Anxieties"
The College Fix “Sexual Revolution Tackles Virginity: Coming To A Campus Near You”
Lilth Magazine Blog “Losing My Virginity: Of Romance and Property Rights”
Tribeca Film Blog “How to Lose Your Virginity,’ Premiering at DOC NYC This Weekend”
Bitch Flicks “How to Lose Your Virginity or: How We Need to Rethink Sex”
SF Gate “Virginty Obsession is the Focus of a New Documentary”
Ms Magazine "4 Fascinating Films by Women"
Chicago Sun-Times "Filmmaker Looks for Meaning in the Other F-Word"
Chicago Reader "Wake-Up Calls: Reclaiming the F-Word"

INTERNATIONAL PRESS

Globe And Mail "Whatever Happened to the Ideals of Feminism?"
Toronto Star "Filmmaker Examines the State of the Feminist Revolution"
The Scope Surfing The Third Wave


“Virginity is a powerful and malleable concept, as evidenced by the teenagers in Therese Shechter’s smart, funny and provoking documentary.”
Soraya Chemaly, Huffington Post

“Shechter’s ability to teach, dismantle, expose and explore is remarkable. The audience is left with newfound knowledge with which they can criticize myths of virginity in our culture. However, the audience is also left with respect for everyone’s stories. When a documentary can do that, it succeeds in a big way.” 
Leigh Kolb, Bitch Flicks

 

“Tackles one of the last taboos in our culture’s discussion of sex – the deliberate decision not to participate in it.” 
J. Maureen Henderson, Forbes.com