3 February 2014 | Libby12390
Starting the conversation about sex
If I had owned a pair of rose colored glasses to lessen the harsh glare of the sexually wounded and emotionally scared people in the world and to soften the sharp edges of the truth, I would have considered wearing them as I watched this movie. Lacking rose colored glasses, a little UV protection may be necessary for some. It is a difficult film to watch because it touches close to the heart for the many victims and survivors of abuse and also for the perpetrators of abuse who may not have previously recognized themselves as perpetrators. The dangerous vulnerability of the lead actress Gili, as she plays the tough, rebellious teenager is unsettling. The ease with which her new and only friends manipulate her into situations she doesn't know how to escape, is painful and familiar to more than just myself. S#x Acts is a brutally honest look at society and young sexuality. As much as we would rather not talk about it, it is so very important to break the silence. This movie is a great place to start the conversation.