Sex, Truth and Videotape

  • Product code : A214-S01
  • Category(ies) : Sexuality +, Women +
  • Level(s) : Post-Sec. (18 +) +
  • Duration : 6 x 46 min.
  • Production year : 2004
  • Director(s) : Francine Pelletier
  • Producer(s) : Productions Virage
  • Version(s) : French +
  • Subtitles : Subtitles for Native Speakers


Sex, Truth and Videotape is a bracing, six-part documentary series about women and sexuality from acclaimed journalist and filmmaker Francine Pelletier.

Everywhere you look, women are flaunting, claiming and exhibiting their sexuality. In books, in documentaries, in movies, on television and in the work place, women as sexual conquerors are no longer an anomaly but the norm. Billed as the "second sexual revolution," women today are taking over when it comes to sex. It is the most visible change in women’s lives in the last 50 years. In fact, nothing has changed quite as much, or as quickly, as attitudes towards women and sex. But how does the cultural explosion of female sexuality translate in the lives of women? What does it mean and how far does it really go?

In each episode, six women tell it like it is, reflecting on various aspects of sex, love and lust. Their stories are riveting, funny and exuberant and, at times, heartbreaking. These personal histories are consistently remarkable – frank, explicit, startling and, above all, human.

The women in Sex, Truth and Videotape reflect a wide diversity of ages, sexual preferences and experiences, and social, economic and cultural backgrounds. Men and women alike will be amazed at how candid these women are in sharing their most personal stories – pivotal moments in their lives, and their most intimate needs and desires.

Sex, Truth and Videotape