A film by Keylee Koop
INSIDE SEXY THE FILM
The Full Story
"SEXY" is a heartfelt, semi-autobiographical film written by Keylee Koop, about a twenty-four year old woman who recognizes and confronts her discomfort with her own sexuality when she meets a fourteen year old girl who, in contrast, has a very informed and healthy perspective about sex.
This project is inspired by the writer's upbringing in Texas, which is a state that still has predominantly 'abstinence only' sexual education. Keylee is fighting to create more female driven, sex- positive films, and believes that how we teach kids about sex (or don't) has lasting stigmas well into adulthood. As an artist, her intent is to create a healthy dialogue about sexuality through the lens of this short film. SEXY is currently in pre-production, and set to shoot in 2017.
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"I first learned about sex when I was 4 years old. My mom is a doctor who specializes in infectious disease, so... sex is a very neutral topic for her. So she's driving and she pulls over and starts drawing a diagram of what a uterus and fallopian tubes look like."
"I don't know why, I've always thought of sex as a beautiful thing-- the coming together of two people. So because the internet was around in high school, I just started doing a whole bunch of research. I looked up everything-- from how to give oral sex, to how to have sex, to androgynous zones--and I became super educated about everything."
"I found a playboy magazine in an alley way. I was poking it with a stick to open the pages, and I thought "sex is a real thing--this is sex."
I also remember the word 'gay' coming up on the playground... I said to my cousin, "You're being really gay right now." She said, "You don't know what that means." She told me what it was, and I was like- oh my God, that's amazing. "
A docu-series by Keylee Koop
I interviewed six brave women to ask them two questions:
When did you first learn about sex?
What would you go back and tell your younger self about sex, if you could do so now?
Below are some excerpts from these interviews.
" I never had a negative connotation of sex, or porn, or anything like that...I learned about sex pretty young, everyone was pretty chill about it."
"When I was in 2nd grade, I asked my mom where babies come from. She told me. I think that was a lot to think about for me, in second grade. So I didn't ask any follow up questions."
"I have absolutely no memory of ever talking about it, like seriously talking about it. Especially in school. All I learned about was sex = disease. That's literally all I knew."
LET'S TALK ABOUT SEX(Y)
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SEXY promotional photos by Alissa Noelle Photography.