Watch 5 Films That Explore Sexuality

Films

Remember when your teacher would come into the classroom, wheeling in the television and VCR, and pop in an NFB film? Well, I bet they never showed you any of these…

May is International Masturbation Month. We, here at the Board, like to think of ourselves as a resource, so we put together this short list of films that explore sexuality in honour of the occasion. Enjoy!

Heartbeats

So! Let’s just dive right in here, shall we? This film is basically a celebration of the pregnant female form, but it’s pretty explicit in its celebrating. Contains full nudity and scenes of intense sexuality.

Heartbeats, Dorothy Todd Hénaut, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

Rock the Box

If self-empowerment turns you on, this is the film for you. Rhiannon Rozier was an EDM DJ so intent on breaking the glass ceiling in her industry that she did something she never thought she’d do – she posed for Playboy. No, there is no nudity in this film; yes, the title is a double entendre.

Rock the Box, Katherine Monk, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

Lodela

Philippe Baylaucq’s experimental work of art is described as “A hymn to the beauty of the human form. A celebration of movement. A metaphor for life and death.” It’s pretty hot.

Lodela, Philippe Baylaucq, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

Forbidden Love: The Unashamed Stories of Lesbian Lives

This is one of our most well-known titles, and with good reason. It’s a compelling, and often funny, exploration of gay women’s experiences in the mid-20th century. There is nudity, and some explicit sexuality.

Forbidden Love: The Unashamed Stories of Lesbian Lives, Lynne Fernie & Aerlyn Weissman, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

Sexy Laundry

After 25 years of marriage, Alice and Henry are having a bit of a rough time in the bedroom. This great little erotic comedy explores what happens when sexuality fades, and the lengths we’ll go to rekindle that spark.

Sexy Laundry, Izabela Plucinska, provided by the National Film Board of Canada