On the fringes, and outskirts of America, in some of the most rural, and final frontiers of the Wild West, sexuality exists in quiet exile.
The stigma around prostitution limits women's autonomy, and perpetuates shame and guilt around sex for both men and women. Brothels are currently illegal in the United States, except in rural Nevada. Prostitution outside these licensed brothels is illegal in the United States. Society vilifies men and objectifies women in the prostitution business, yet it is the oldest profession in the world.
In Part 1, this film journeys first to the legitimate sex worker industry in Nevada to talk to women who work in the legal prostitution business.
Then, in Part 2 and 3, we will visit the bordertowns of Arizona and Utah where fundamental religious zealots, such as the excommunicated Mormon polygamists communities, exist from society, isolated, while possibly perpetuating an illegal sex trade of sorts, protected by the First Amendment.
And, finally we will journey back through the desert from Salt Lake City to California where Prop 8 was passed to ban same sex marriage in 2008, an act initiated largely by the Mormon church. We visit New York City, home of Stonewall, and meet with some experts on same sex marriage, monogamy, and true unchartered sexual freedom that the LGBTQ community saw in the 70's before the AIDS crisis.
From Darvo Hi Films, and Orbit Alien Media in conjunction with Overlooked Productions
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Moushumi Ghose, MA MFT, creator/director, is a licensed psychotherapist and author specialzing in sex therapy and works with couples and individuals in the greater Los Angeles area. She and some friends take us on a journey to the wild west to uncover attitudes about sex.
Chris Knitter of Overlooked Productions from Kansas City shoots along side Mou through her adventures in the desert.
This movie features Cami Parker, Dennis Hof, Damon Holzum, Dr. Suzy Block, Mina Caputo, Dr. Laurie Bennett-Cook, Zainy Pirbhai. MFT, Dr. Eric Schneider, and many more..
Many people have assisted in the making of this film, providing support, consultations and more.
Cinematographer: Chris Knitter
Sound Editor: Jarrod Kenney
Composers: Jarrod Kenney, Tommy Alexander (Imaginary Persons), Emil Khanlarian, Moushumi Ghose
Assistant Editors: Erik Rosenbluh, Chris Knitter
Second Camera: Erik Rosenbluh, Katarina Fabic, Szymon Potynski
Production/Post-Production Assistants: Whitney Knitter, Jarrod Kenne,: Deb Helt, Andrea Ching, Serina Switchblade, Shira Raykoff
Producers: Jarrod Kenney, Sunil Ghose, Pratibha Ghose, Whitney Knitter, Katarina Fabic, Lara Wurm, Serina Switchblade, Erik Rosenbluh, Andrea Ching, Deb Helt, Shira Raykoff
Contributors: Kelly Jones, Jarrod Kenney, Mike Roach, Carl Barlow, Deb Helt, Shoba Viswanath, Carl Howard, Joseph Mascolino, Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, Stephanie Chen, Annette Gagnon, Leon McConnell, Rebecca Cleary, Kate Hill, Sera Opie, Tim Opie, Amber Tyner, Gregory Maier.