CIFF47: PSQ March 22 – April 1, 2023 | Streams April 2 – April 9, 2023

A Sexplanation

Year: 2021
Language: English
Run Time: 81 minutes

A Sexplanation
A Sexplanation
A Sexplanation
A Sexplanation

Let’s talk about sex. Are you uncomfortable? Maybe that’s because most Americans have been brought up in a culture where sex is seen as a sinful and shameful act we do in the shadows. Additionally, because 49 out of 50 states do not require medically accurate, comprehensive sex education, there is a ton of misinformation in this country about sex—which might explain why the United States has one of the highest rates of teen pregnancy in the developed world. Obviously, we have a lot of issues when it comes to sex. Filmmaker Alex Liu is on a mission to sort it all out by talking with researchers, educators, and Pornhub data analysts, who can give us the naked truth. As a gay man raised in an Asian Catholic household, Liu uses his personal struggles with his own sexuality to start this important conversation. An honest, bold, and funny documentary about sex, A SEXPLANATION aims to strip away the sexual embarrassment so much of us carry—and to create shamefree and effective sex education for all. — G.S.

CIFF45 Screenings

CIFF45 Streams On Demand

Thursday, April 08, 2021 at 11:00 AM -
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 11:59 PM

Streams Access: United States and US Territories
Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: Yes
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No

Pan-Asian Cinema

Ad Hoc Docs Competition


Alex Liu

Steven Flynn

Alex Liu, Leonardo Neri

Brian Emerick

Brian Emerick, Alex Liu

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