Yes, we fuck! is a documentary that seeks not only to address sexuality in people with functional diversity, but also a project where people participate to communicate their ideas and, above all, question themselves. Social networks are fundamental. The elaboration process is also being useful to establish connections with different groups and collectives that are working on political problematics related to body and sexuality (functional diversity, feminisms, transfeminisms, LGBT, queer, intersex, fat activism, etc.)
This documentary shows 6 stories about sex and functional diversity. They are real stories where sex becomes a pleasure weapon for the individual and collective people rights.
-1st story: Post-op
The Post Op collective, interdisciplinary group related to gender investigation and post-pornography carries out a workshop on post-porn and functional diversity.
-2nd story; Miriam and Pama
Miriam, a person a wheelchair, opens the doors of her house to show us her love story with her partner Pama, born in India.
-3rd story; Oriol y Linda
Oriol , diagnosed with cerebral palsy, is always trying to explore new things and enjoy life fully. On this occasion, he contacts online with Linda, who offers BDSM services. They both live their first experience: Oriol with BDSM and Linda with a person with functional diversity.
-4th story; Mertxe
Mertxe is a blind person who has been all her life interested in sexuality and in feminist movements. She finds out about a workshop in Madrid on “cunts ejaculation”, and she obviously takes part in it. She meets there Kani, a boy who was diagnosed feminine sex when he was born.
-5th story: intellectual diversity
A group of boys and girls with intellectual diversity talk about their preferences and worries around sexual practices. At the same time, their parents explain how they have influenced on their children’s sexual life.
-6th story; ?
We have not filmed our sixth story yet, it is offered to people who would like to explain their own stories. Yes, we fuck! is a project that contributes people to empower themselves through their body and their sexuality. This last story would be the first one coming after the documentary; people with a hand-held camera empowering themselves: showing their own reality.
Yes, we fuck! origins
It all started in the summer of 2012 from a conversation between Antonio Centeno and Raúl de la Morena, documentary maker and author of the film “Editar una vida” (2005). This documentary compares life in an institution with an independent life. Crushing. It is equally devastating a few years later. It could be released again and still prevail, although there was an important progress in the 2006 law on personal autonomy and disabled people’s rights.).
It made us conclude that a big part of the problematic is related with things which are not presented in a written form, but in a collective imaginary that still remains anchored to the past. An imaginary that still sees the confinement in institutions as a possible solution. An imaginary that makes people with functional diversity more childish, as it still sustains that biology makes them “naturally dependent”. In an scenario such as this, dignity can only be reached by dying (Ramón Sampedro), regaining health (Christopher Reeve) or being a hero (Stephen Hawking).
For all these reasons, it is clear to us the need to break the pairing childish-dependent, terms that turn into a vicious cycle and make impossible any ideological or legal improvements. In this sense came out the idea of filming a documentary on sexuality and functional diversity: “Yes, we fuck!”
Obama’s Campaign “Yes, we (can) fuck!”
“Yes, we fuck!” The title parodies the famous Obama’s campaign that brought him to the White House. It is a declaration of interests: it is not about describing a piece of reality, it is more about blowing up the collective imaginary that visualizes people with functional diversity as non-sexual beings. Our strategy is to show real stories with explicit images that reveal people with functional diversity as sexual beings, as bodies which desire and are desired. We want these images to break our notion of being normal and challenge our ideas on desire, pleasure and beauty. It is all filmed in ordinary moments of our lives to help us understand the way of living, personal freedom and sexuality. Following intuition: you fuck how you live, and you live how you fuck.
Yes, we fuck! more than a documentary
Beyond the final result, the process of elaboration and production is being very rewarding in relation to social activism. The word “we” in the title has been meeting and discovering different groups that have in common our political work on and from our bodies (feminisms, transfeminisms, queer, functional diversity, fat activism) The word “fuck” has become more complex, as the idea was not to fit the norm, but to demolish it and make a valuable contribution to the required transformation of how we represent and experience human sexuality.
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Project Steps Yes, we Fuck!
Step 1. Spread the word about our project in social networks
Step 2. Film the documentary Yes, we fuck!
Step 3. Broadcasting and media campaign.
Step 4. Consolidate ourselves as a platform to promote the creation of visual contents and discussions on sexuality, body and people with functional diversity.
We are right now in Step 2, and we expect to reach Step 3 in the first quarter 2015.
What are your contributions for?
Your contributions will help with the production and postproduction of the documentary, and to succeed in the two final steps of our project with a big media campaign in audiovisual festivals and other places of interest.
In the final stage of our project, Yes we fuck! wants to consolidate as a platform to promote the creation of visual contents and discussions on sexuality, body and people with functional diversity.
We have planned to finish the documentary in the first quarter 2015, and then continue with our project in Facebook and in our website.