Sex Isn't Easy

Sex Isn't Easy

A collection of films that contend with the realities and conflicts of sex. Some strange, others comedic, or tragically bittersweet, each suggesting in their own way that sex isn't easy.
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Sex Isn't Easy
  • A-Men

    A young Jewish woman sleeps with a series of Catholic men and forgets the Mourner's Kaddish. Ava Burka writes, directs, and stars in “A-Men,” a fourth-wall-breaking dramatic comedy that explores the sexual escapism of its defiant character. We meet Esther as she explains her recent forays with Ja...

  • I Don't Need To Know

    A woman tries to convince her boyfriend to speak openly about his sexual fantasies. Erin Murray directs “I Don’t Need to Know,” a four minute conversation between an LA couple that quickly escalates with a simple question, ‘what kind of porn do you watch?’ After a large house-plant haul, the coup...

  • Sex Isn't Easy - Conversation with Filmmakers

  • Radical Honesty

    At the end of a great date, Jack and Rachel bond over a shared interest in deconstructing traditional relationship structures. Bianca Poletti directs “Radical Honesty,” a sharply written and performed snapshot of would-be liberation and the fine lines surrounding it. The two free-thinking young p...

  • Craigslist Roommate

    A new roommate moves into Xena's apartment, changing the dynamic with their current partner. Arielle Bordow directs and co-stars in “Craigslist Roommate,” a free-spirited 16mm snapshot of fluid relationships and shared living. When the wandering Addie moves to Madison, Wisconsin, she responds to ...

  • Brontosaurus

    While making an animated film, a filmmaker must decide whether to stop working with his assistant or stop sleeping with her. “Brontosaurus,” directed, animated, and voiced by Jack Dunphy, is a brutally honest and darkly funny portrait of a messy relationship, presented as a series of pencil drawi...

  • Limerence

    On a laid-back summer day, a young woman spends some time with her casual partner. Irmak Akgur directs “Limerence,” a slice-of-life portrait that flows in uninhibited vignettes. Minimally plotted but tonally sharp, Akgur’s film captures a couple of free spirits in their element — spending the day...

  • Sweethart

    Dawn has troublesome sex with her lover and childhood friend. Charlie Stuip directs “Sweethart,” an experimental narrative piece following a couple in their 20s as they encounter disconnects in the bedroom. When Dawn’s boyfriend, Mike, struggles to satisfy her desires for a rougher kind of sex, D...

  • Fast and Loose

    Playing a version of himself, director Whitmer (aka Whit) Thomas drifts through L.A., meeting up with a series of friends and alienating them in various ways. Both comedic and revealing, "Fast and Loose" is a casual hang but an incisive one. As a self-reflection of a particular sort of friend gro...

  • Gas Money

    While making a documentary about the female orgasm, a filmmaker tries to get her conservative parents to see her side of her own sexual explorations. Allison Bunce directs “Gas Money,” a provocatively funny dissection of repressive sexual standards and the resulting shame and emotional wreckage. ...

  • When it comes to the inside of you

    In their early twenties, a Brooklyn couple contemplates the ramifications of unprotected sex. Jinho Myung directs “When it comes to the inside of you,” a candid discussion between friends that authentically captures the perspective and foundational knowledge / naivety of four young friends. Dual ...

  • Swallow Grass Snakes

    The star of a viral sex video comes into contact with an over-eager fan at a empty movie theater. Pepi Ginsberg directs “Swallow Grass Snakes,” a dark drama about the perils of online fame and an unpredictable intrusion into a young woman’s private life. On a quiet winter evening, Devin takes her...

  • No Other Gods But Me

    In the midst of a sexual awakening, a religious teen finally musters up the courage to kiss her crush. “No Other Gods But Me,” directed by Alex Spott, is a sensuous comedy about lust and temptation delivered with glistening, hyper-saturated visuals. The devout Gemma spends her days praying to the...

  • Dirty

    Marco cuts class to spend the afternoon with his boyfriend, Graham, in this tender portrait of young love and intimacy. Matthew Puccini’s “Dirty” is minimal but lush, a coming-of-age snapshot that tackles an uncomfortable first-time sexual experience with sensitivity and warmth. After ditching sc...