I had a distraught Mum on the phone last week from hospital as she had a mini heart attack as her 14 year old daughter had posted a naked photo of herself on Facebook without pubic hair and was receiving vile, crude and vitriolic messages understandably from all sorts of people.
Sexy Baby is the first documentary film to put faces to a HUGE cultural shift around the cyber age which is creating a whole new sexual landscape that we as parents CAN’T IGNORE !
While doing research for the film, they had intimate and candid conversations with kids in middle school classrooms, suburban shopping malls, nightclubs, college dorms, and even conducted an informal roundtable during a high school house party.
While chronicling trends among small town and big city kids, they discovered this: Having pubic hair is considered unattractive and “gross.”
Most youngsters know someone who has emailed or texted a naked photo of themselves.
Many kids have accidentally or intentionally had their first introduction to sex be via hardcore online porn. Facebook has created an arena where kids compete to be “liked” and constantly worry about what image to portray – much of what was once private is now made public. And the list goes on.
With this vast collection of information, they decided to tackle the topic through personal storytelling. At first glance, it may seem difficult to understand why we put a former porn star, a plastic surgery patient and a 12-year-old girl, in the same film. But this was no accident.
We found that the adult entertainment world, represented in our film by Nakita, is trickling into the mainstream world and affecting both Laura’s and Winnifred’s lives – but in profoundly different ways. Nakita becomes an ironic role model of sorts. Laura is an embracer of mainstream culture. And Winnifred is our eyes and ears, constantly questioning the status quo. Please visit our character page to meet them.
I personally invite you to see the movie and to return to www.sexybabymovie/discuss to join the conversation – we would love to hear from you!