Private practices: the story of a sex surrogate

United States, 1985

Film
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This film is about Maureen Sullivan, a woman who practises a radical new kind of sex therapy. She is a sex surrogate. Her clients are men unable to have successful sexual relationships. Her job is to help them learn how to love. What follows is the story of two clients who allowed their entire therapy to be filmed. Maureen saw each man once a week for four months. Supervised by a therapist, she guided the men through a series of sexual exercises that became progressively more intimate. Narrated by Noreen Hennessey.

Credits

production company

Kirby Dick Productions

producer/director

Kirby Dick

Duration

01:15:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1985

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

017382

Language

English

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Behavior therapy

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Psychology

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Sex (Psychology)

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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