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“The Sex Factor”: Dissecting Sexuality Messages in TV

Bryce Komaroff has an amazing knack for constructive criticism, a fiendishly sultry voice and a penchant for watching TV with lots of sex in it. A burgeoning sexuality educator herself, she watched time and again as popular comedies aimed at young viewers depicted sexuality in unhelpfully inaccurate ways.

It wasn’t that the shows were too smutty or that she had the cliched beef about the unrealistic expectations that media can give us. She had actual, specific advice to the makers of some of her favorite shows about promoting safer sex and giving realistic information about sexual health.

So instead of just sitting there, annoyed, she did something about it. She started making videos with information and concrete advice for both fans of the shows and the producers. Tweeting about her work, she came into contact with some of the writers and may, single-handedly, be able to change the direction of some of today’s TV fare.

Bryce had no prior experience with video making and is entirely learning the tech as she goes. But I felt the need to get y’all in on this from the ground floor, so when these videos become the Next Big Thing, you can be all hipster about it and say you saw them “way back in May of 2012. “

From the pilot episode of MTV’s I Just Want My Pants Back.

Another episode of I Just Want My Pants Back

 

An episode of Big Bang Theory

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