FilmSnobbery host Nic LaRue sits down with Seed&Spark founder and CEO Emily Best and sex-positive actress and director Lauren Schacher to talk not-so-awkwardly about their campaign to bring a second season of their series F*CK YES to people all around the world that are in need of some serious education about consent, communicating with their partner, and keeping things hot in the boudoir even when awkwardness creeps in.
Listen as Nic fumbles for words in the face of two ladies that aren’t afraid to tell him how it is when it comes to sex education in America, how Hollywood has created an unrealistic view of sex in the media, and how unless the media is trying to get you to buy something, keep it in your pants ladies.
ABOUT F*CK YES
In an era where abstinence only education leaves so many sexually active young people (i.e. everybody) clueless as to how to talk about safety–let alone bedroom etiquette–F*ck Yes is here to give informative and actually sexy models of pre-coital conversation, rather than the didactic, clinical, and decidedly un-sexy videos you may or may not have had to watch in school yourself. Conceived, written, directed, produced, shot, and edited by women, we are also acutely aware of how fraught the sexual landscape can be. We strive to balance a sex-positive attitude with an acknowledgment of the ways in which vulnerabilities play into, uh, play. This means demonstrating not only how sexy a true, enthusiastic “yes” is, but also what it means to respect a partner’s “no.” Help us help more people have better sex!
F*CK YES wants to hear your awkward sexy stories too!
Send it to us at [email protected] in 100 words or less.
Half of next season’s episodes will be inspired by stories you tell us!
We started Seed&Spark because we want to make films but we needed a healthier environment in which to make them. We believe the art of storytelling is about expanding imagination, shining a light on the world inside and deepening empathy for the world outside.
In the current social climate where many consider the arts a luxury, we believe artists are responsible for teaching their audiences why they are essential. We also believe films are not just art, they are business ventures. They require the seed of an idea and the sparks of human and capital investments to bring them to life.
ABOUT EMILY BEST
Founder and CEO of Seed&Spark, which she started with a group of independent creators after the challenges and lessons of producing her first feature film, Like the Water.
ABOUT LAUREN SCHACHER
Feminist filmmaker with a penchant for sex-education and sex-positivity.