Flynn Studios, in association with Herra Productions, has today confirmed that the hilarious yet poignant multi-award winning documentary, A Sexplanation, will be available on Digital Download from 6th June in the UK & EIRE.
A Sexplanation is just your typical queer, Asian American, comedic sex education documentary about the universal search for love, connection, and family acceptance.
To right the wrongs of his all-American sex education, 36-year-old health reporter Alex Liu goes on a quest to uncover naked truths and hard facts—no matter how awkward it gets.
From neuroscience labs to church pews, A Sexplanation features provocative conversations with psychologists, sex researchers—and even a Jesuit priest. With humor and grit, Alex takes audiences on a playful, heartfelt journey from a shame-filled past to a happier, healthier, sexier future.
Like many Americans in the 90s, the adults in Alex’s life taught him that abstinence made him good. These tactics worked to suppress his sexuality—all the more because he was gay. But ultimately, years of repression disconnected him from his body, his desires, and his family.
Now in his 30s, Alex still hasn’t outgrown these hang-ups. The fear mongering from school, media, and religion continues to permeate throughout his life—in both big ways and small.
Fed up, Alex decides it’s time to turn years of fear and loathing into something positive and humorous. A Sexplanation follows his pursuit of shame-free pleasure and call for comprehensive sex education. Along the way, he’s surprised to discover it’s never too late to have “The Talk”—even with his parents.
Directed by Alex Liu, it is written by Leonardo Neri and Alex Liu, produced by Steven Flynn, and edited by Brian Emerick and Alex Liu. Brian Emerick serves as Cinematographer. (81 mins, English, Documentary—Social and Cultural, USA).
A Sexplanation screened at 32 film festivals on 4 continents, 8 countries, and 18 states, winning 9 festival awards.
Check out the uncensored trailer here
- As of 2022, half of UK teens received no sex education from schools, parents, or carers during lockdown.
- Of those who did, only 29% said their sex ed was “good” or “very good”— down 6% from 2019.
- 20% of teens had no trusted adults in their lives to talk about sex.
- Over 61% of teens said they did not receive enough education about pornography.
- This year the UK government will ban conversion therapy for gay or bisexual people, but not for transgender people.
- In 2019, only 15% of female students and 20% of male students said they were content with their sex education.
- Last year, 35% of second-level students said they received no sex education and 46% said their sex education was “lacking” or “very lacking”.
- In 2019, the Department of Education found Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) was overwhelmingly abstinence-based—they could only find one school where it wasn’t.
- In the United States, teenagers have the highest pregnancy rate in the developed world
- Over 700,000 queer people have endured conversion therapy
- 75% of people don’t report when they’ve been raped or sexually assaulted
- Since 2016, 17 states have declared pornography a public health crisis
- Science has yet to define what an orgasm is
- The United Nations defines comprehensive sex education as age-appropriate scientifically-accurate, and non-judgemental.
- In 2016, California was the first state to mandate comprehensive sex education.
- No other state currently matches the standards of California’s curricula.
- Only 17 states require sex education be medically accurate
- Only 10 states plus DC require sex education to teach that queer people are normal.
- Seven states require teaching homosexuality is bad
- Only 20 states plus DC require teaching about birth control
- 31 states require stressing abstinence or the importance of sex within marriage
- Utah was the first state to pass a resolution declaring pornography a “public health hazard”