Thursday, June 07, 2007

movies about sex.... as class prep

This week we talked about war, next week we'll talk about sex, porn and homosexuality. We might include sex-workers as well.

My class will read a variety of philosophical articles on sexual morality issues and then on Thursday we'll watch a movie.. so, the question is which one?

Do you have suggestions? Especially suggestions I can rent at BlockBuster :).

7 comments:

Dr. Crazy said...

Vera Drake
Pretty Woman
Secretary

Not knowing what they'll be reading, it's tough to know what to recommend, but from the brief description you give, the above could work, depending on context.

Bella Sultane said...

Hmmm... if you end up focusing at all on the sex worker topic, maybe Live Nude Girls Unite? I think it's decent, but there might be better ones out there.

shea said...

If you're looking for something pretty light-hearted but still dealing with sexual morality issues, the movie But I'm A Cheerleader might work. It's about a family that sends their daughter to a "sexual reorientation" camp because they suspect she's a lesbian. You might be able to find it at Blockbuster, but I'm not sure. It was referenced in the documentary This Film Is Not Yet Rated, which is where I first learned about it.

Dan said...

I don't know if it's quite what you're looking for, but Transamerica is good, and probably easy to find.

http://imdb.com/title/tt0407265/

Inside the Philosophy Factory said...

I was thinking about "But I'm a Cheerleader" -- I saw it when it was on HBO in the middle of the night many years ago. I didn't find it at blockbuster.

Pretty Woman is an interesting option, especially the transformation / non-transformation theme...

I got Transamerica from Itunes but haven't watched it. From the reviews is probably my first choice.

Pilgrim/Heretic said...

Transamerica is good... also Fresa y Chocolate, from Cuba?

julie said...

Late ideas, in the/our library: _Brother to Brother_ about African American literary life and gay men in both contemporary time and the Harlem Renaissance; _Tipping the Velvet_ the BBC 3-part production based on the novel about lesbian life in late 19th-century London; _Saving Face_, Chinese women fail to keep traditions: widowed mother ends up pregnant and daughter is a lesbian.

Can you guess what I teach? :-)