Mperfect – “Remember the disc camera? Sex, Disability, and Film”

The first movie I ever saw on an “indoor theater” was Star Wars.
It was awesome. Since that time I have had a love affair w/movies.
I love independent, made for tv, and even low-budget movies.

But, isn’t film suppose to reflect true life? I mean just a lil’ bit?
Why are there hardly ever any disabled characters in movies?
Why are disabled characters only able to over come anything if they are helped by an able-bodied characters?
Is it so bad to watch a mentally disabled character have sex on screen?

Ok, so bring in the stunt double.
Mperfect with your host, Miss Toy, talks with Dr. Mark Schoen about sex, disability, and film.
Mark Schoen received a Ph.D. from New York University’s Human Sexuality program in 1980. Working as a Health Educator in the early 1970’s in a New York public school system he developed a sexual health program and began producing short films.
While enrolled in New York University Schoen spent two summers in Uppsala, Sweden studying sexual health education at Uppsala University.Dr Schoen served on the Board of Directors of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (2007-2008) and continues to serve on the Board of the Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality. Dr. Schoen is the founder of SexSmartFilms.com, an online resource for preserving, archiving and streaming sexual health films. There are currently more than 350 films that are being viewed worldwide.
He recently produced an animated short film The True Story of How Babies are Made that received the honorable mention from The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists Best Film Awards (2010).
Schoen produced the feature length documentary TRANS, which won Best Documentary at the 27th Torino GLBT Film Festival in Italy (2012).

Are you ready for your close-up? And one last question does romance and a wheelchair get a “PG” rating?

I’d like a small buttered popcorn. Hurry. Mperfect, is on.

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