The Politics of Intimacy

Julie Gustafson

1974 | 00:52:20 | United States | English | B&W | Mono | 4:3 | Video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Documentary, Feminism, Gender, Sexuality

The setting for The Politics of Intimacy recalls the widespread consciousness-raising (CR) groups in the late '60s and early '70s inspired by the emerging feminist movement. CR groups provided a forum to openly and collectively validate women's otherwise private experiences. In the tape Dr. Sherfy, one of the first doctors to write about female sexuality, and nine women of different ages, sexual preferences, and economic and social situations discuss their sexual experiences.

The original total running time for this piece is 52:20. An excerpt of this title (9:26) is only available on Surveying the First Decade: Volume 2.