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  • [Desire: Julie’s Mother 2]

    [Desire: Julie’s Mother 2]

    This is raw footage of a conversation between Julie Gustafson and her mother Margit for the movie Desire.

  • [Politics of Intimacy: Vicki]

    [Politics of Intimacy: Vicki]

  • [Politics of Intimacy: Dr. Mary Jane Sherfey 2]

    [Politics of Intimacy: Dr. Mary Jane Sherfey 2]

    Dr. Mary Jane Sherfey is a psychiatrist and the author of The Nature and Evolution of Female Sexuality. In this tape, she is interviewed by videomaker Julie Gustafson for the documentary THE POLITICS OF INTIMACY. 

  • [Politics of Intimacy: Dr. Mary Jane Sherfey 1]

    [Politics of Intimacy: Dr. Mary Jane Sherfey 1]

    Dr. Mary Jane Sherfey is a psychiatrist and the author of The Nature and Evolution of Female Sexuality. In this tape, she is interviewed by videomaker Julie Gustafson for her documentary THE POLITICS OF INTIMACY. 

  • [Politics of Intimacy: Mona and Theresa 1]

    [Politics of Intimacy: Mona and Theresa 1]

    This is raw footage of an interview with teenagers Theresa Joyce and Mona Gustafson recorded for THE POLITICS OF INTIMACY. Mona and Theresa are close friends. They are romantically and sexually inexperienced. Mona is the younger sister of director Julie Gustafson. She has long blonde hair and is, in their description, more stereotypically “feminine” than Theresa, who has short curly hair.

  • [Politics of Intimacy: Margit 1]

    [Politics of Intimacy: Margit 1]

    This is raw footage of an interview with Margit Gustafson, mother of director Julie Gustafson, for the documentary THE POLITICS OF INTIMACY. In this tape, Margit discusses her sexual and romantic history.

  • The Politics of Intimacy

    The Politics of Intimacy

    In this seminal feminist video, ten women address the camera and seemingly each other in a wide-ranging exploration of such previously taboo subjects as women’s sexuality, power, and fears about intimacy. First-time videomaker, Julie Gustafson, forgoes shame and focuses on the women’s questions about orgasm, masturbation and male “ownership” of sexuality, as well as their joy in exploring their bodies and desire for satisfying sexual lives. The only expert in the tape is Dr. Mary Jane Sherfey, author of “Nature and Evolution of Female Sexuality,” who provides scientific descriptions of women’s orgasms and context for the historical suppression of female sexuality. According to the curators of the 1992 Whitney Museum’s series “From Object to Subject,” “by selecting women who vary in age, color, sexual experience and orientation and by using extreme close ups and a pace resembling real time, Gustafson creates an ideal consciousness raising group (c-r).” Indeed, “Politics of Intimacy” is a valuable document of the synergy between the growing women’s movement and the new video technology and aesthetics of its time. Originally shot in 1/2″ B & W video.

  • [Politics of Intimacy: Margit 2]

    [Politics of Intimacy: Margit 2]

    This is raw footage shot for Julie Gustafson’s documentary, “The Politics of Intimacy.” In this seminal feminist video, ten women address the camera and seemingly each other in a wide-ranging exploration of such previously taboo subjects as women’s sexuality, power, and fears about intimacy. This interview is with Julie’s mother, Margit Gustafson. Originally shot in 1/2″ B & W video.

 
 
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