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The Last Taboo

Runtime: 50 minutes

Year: 2013

Genre: Documentary/Romance

Writer and Director: Alexander Freeman

Producers: Anne Scotina, Andrew Christenson, Alexander Freeman, Gabriella Iarrobino

Directors of Photography: Andrew Christenson, Daniel Olivares, Dilila McDonagh

Editor: Ryan Egan

Music: Miro Kepinski, Dan Barrenechea, Caleb Williams

Cast: Mazique Bianco, Gary Karp, Alexander Freeman, Lauren Beller, Erin Pfeiffer, Clark Matthews, Morgan Jennifer, Candace Brown, Anthony Dicostanzo

The Last Taboo tells the gripping and heart-warming story of six people with various physical disabilities and an able-bodied partner who was in a relationship with one of them. These individuals share their perspectives on intimacy, relationships and what their experiences have taught them about themselves. The Last Taboo asks us to step outside of our comfort zones in order to reconsider our misconceptions regarding disability, identity, gender, attraction, beauty and sexuality.

 

Reviews:

“I was totally blown away! An absolutely outstanding achievement!” – Robbie Leppzer, Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker, Turning Tide Productions.

“The movie makes so delightfully clear, while there is nothing more “normal” (and therefore potentially boring!) than love and sex, everyone’s experience is so tremendously specific that, if you look at them with clear eyes, the stories can be endlessly rich.” – Andrew Bujalski, 2013 Sundance Film Festival Winner.

“This is an amazing documentary film that shares the truth about sexuality and disability.” - Rafe Eric Biggs, Ph.D, Psychologist, Writer, Filmmaker, Social Activist and Founder of Sexability.

"You really have changed my outlook on disability and this film has taught me even more. I'm really appreciative of this documentary because as an able-bodied person I have been curious for a long time about how people with disabilities have sex or experience sexuality, but it's something that is very taboo to talk about and it seems rude and even absurd to ask a person with disability these sorts of questions." - Camille Gerard

 

Media Attention:

mic.com, June 12, 2015: This "Sex Party" Is a Positive Game-changer for People With Disabilities

emerson.edu, May 18, 2015: Snapshot of Class of 2015

nerve.com, May 2, 2014: ‘Everything Still Works Down There’: Uncovering the Sex Lives of Disabled People

mtvU.com, October 29, 2013: Q&A with Emerson College Filmmaker, Alexander Freeman

lunaplath.tumblr.com, May 9, 2013: In Bed,  Everyone's Able

theberkshireeagle.com, February 16, 2013: Love, intimacy in disabled community at forefront amid recognition of acclaimed movies

west.com, January, 21, 2013: Brothels for people with disabilities, yes or not?

care2.com, January 14, 2013: A “Brothel” For the Disabled?

abcnews.com, January 10, 2013: UK Ex-Madam Plans Brothel for People With Disabilities

mysexprofessor.com, August 14, 2012: “The Last Taboo”: Dealing with Disability and Sexuality

wbur.org, July 17, 2012: Interview: ‘The Last Taboo’ Director Freeman

wbur.org, July 17, 2012: Sex And Disability: Boston Filmmaker Turns Lens On ‘The Last Taboo’ 

Awards:

Universities and Organizations using the film:

 

The University of California, Santa Cruz

The University of Chicago

The University of Washington

Widener University

Hawkeye Community College

Emerson College

Norwegian Health Department’s Medical Physicians Sexual Education Program

Academy for Adolescent Health, Inc.

The Center for Sexual Pleasure & Health

United Cerebral Palsy of Oregon & SW Washington

 

 

 

Versions and Prices:

The Last Taboo DVD Captioned - For Educational Use With Public Performance Rights

$515.00