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Berlinale Talent Campus

Some Like It Hot - The Power Of Sex

with Hagar Ben Asher, John Cameron Mitchell

Religion, morality, and psychology are deeply connected to our sex lives, and the examination of a character or society's relationship to sex can reveal a lot about cultural norms and taboos. Human rights and freedoms pertaining to gender and sexual orientation are carefully investigated through the sexual activities of the protagonists in Hagar Ben Asher's THE SLUT, and John Cameron Mitchell's SHORTBUS. These filmmakers discuss how they have employed the sultry subject to not only steam up the screen but make incisive critiques about society at large.