SEX♀️50

An intimate reflection with women over 50 on their sex lives.


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Blast through a portal into the sexual/social revolution ignited during the 1960s. In “SEX♀50” women over 50 share what’s happening in their sexual lives and reflect back on their life-long erotic journeys.

Women who are in their 50s to their 90s speak with extraordinary intimacy and candor, charting the cultural and generational differences between repressive cultures, the sexual pioneers of Woodstock, the sex-positive goddess gurus of today, and the AIDS traumatized generation in-between.

Women from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds—Argentina, Australia, Austria, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, England, Eritrea / East Africa, Germany, Israel, Japan, Palestine, Portugal, the Toda tribe in India, and the USA.—shed their inhibitions and reflect frankly on their personal sexual journeys, deeply mirroring their cultures. Individually and collectively, these women transparently share a longing for erotic recognition in their present lives, both personally and societally.

A documentary by Betsy Pool and Edgar Bültemeyer
A/IT/USA/PRT 2019

In Development

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QUOTES & MORE

More about the film, the director and the production

By the time I turned 50, I was convinced I would never again have sex in my life, despite being in a loving, supportive twenty-five year relationship with my husband.

I thought my story was unique, until I fell in love with a younger man and sought other mature women to reflect my story with. Transparently speaking about sex and intimacy with these women opened a flood gate of stories that were previously silenced by agism, rampant in our societies. What began as an open conversation with women I knew, expanded into a global inquiry with women from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

My film, “SEX♀50,” gives mature women a voice to share our sexual joys, disillusionments and aspirations. It is relevant not only for older women but also for the younger women who will someday face our same challenges. My goal is not only to make this film but to catalyze a movement that recognizes, embraces and celebrates the erotic nature of older women. I have the great fortune of the support of both my husband and my lover, who now work together to help in the realization of this goal.

Betsy Pool, 2018

SEX♀️50 is produced by WAKE UP! - The Association for the advancement of consciousness in Austria.

To date preproduction has taken place in Austria and Italy and initial interviews have been done in Italy, Portugal, Austria, New York and West Virginia.

“Sex+50” marks Betsy Pool’s directorial debut. Pool comes from an extensive production background in theatre, television, filmmaking, and transmedia. Highlights include her role as the American Lighting designer for the Broadway premier and for all initial companies worldwide of Les Misérables; a stint in the directing department of “Law and Order;” writing and producing 1997 SHINE Media best picture, “The Unknown Cyclist;” first place in the Diane Thomas screenwriting awards for “EnChant;” participation in the inaugural Torino Film Lab Writer’s Room on a Michel Reilhac project; and founding of a transmedia storytelling strategy in collaboration with Starlight Runner Entertainment, for the world renowned spiritual eco-community, The Federation of Damanhur, in Italy.

Pool is both entrepreneur and activist. She and her husband are part of a coalition of activists who meet yearly for "Global Love School" in the peace community of Tamera in Portugal. Their collective work is shared through a platform called “Terra Nova: Global Revolution and the Healing of Love.” Pool also works in the movement “Defend the Sacred,” as part of a core group of activists—movement leaders, Indigenous elders, including the leaders of Standing Rock, and youth from 40 countries. Their aim is the reconciliation of Indigenous wisdom with futuristic thinking. She is the founder of THE Institute for the Mythology of Humanity and hosts the YouTube series “Confessions of a Time Monk.”

PROTAGONISTS

Tonya
Jacques Arnould

Tonya

Tony award winning actress.

Pamela
Paul Beaver

Pamela

Pleasure, Relationship Consultant

Jane
Jane

Jane

recently fell in love again.

Ada
Ada

Ada

Columbian, living in the United States, divorced and struggling to find a partner.

Vasamali
Vasamali

Vasamali

Indigenous elder of the Toda people in the Nilgiri Mountains of southern India, a matrilineal society, whose women traditionally openly enjoyed “well wishers” in sexual encounters additional to their marriages, prior to the influence of Western culture.

Zion
Zion

Zion

A native of Eritrea, East Africa, a country that practices genital mutilation on young girls. Living in Germany, she is a spokesperson against FGM/C.

Gail
Gail

Gail

Worked at Woodstock and the Fillmore East in the 60s.

Mary Lou
Mary Lou

Mary Lou

Worked at Woodstock and the Fillmore East in the 60s.

Amalie
Amalie

Amalie

Unofficial photographer at the Fillmore East and Woodstock in the 60s.

Emma
Emma

Emma

Rabbi from Israel who works with mature women who desire to re-embrace their sexual nature, she lives in Israel and Tamera, Portugal.

Barbara
Barbara

Barbara

German and living in Tamera, Portugal embracing “New Culture.”

Douglas
Douglas

Douglas

British, living in Tamera, Portugal embracing “New Culture.”

Emma
Emma

Nan

64-years-old, divorced, living in a small town in West Virginia. Found written in her medical chart the surprising assessment: “imminently homeless with vaginal atrophy.”

Beth
Barbara

Beth

57-years old, divorced mother of teen boy, living in a small town in West Virginia.

Serena
Douglas

Serena

65-year-old Italian/American leader of the ecosexual movement and an expert in the ecology of love.

CREDITS


Writer-Director/Producer/Protagonist: Betsy Pool
Camera/Protagonist: Edward Effron
Producer/Visual Designer/Protagonist: Edgar Bültemeyer
Executive Producer: Ron Brawer
Photojournalist/Featured imagery: Baron Wolman
Photojournalist/Featured imagery: Arianne Clément
Composer: Hummie Mann
Graphics/Poster designer: David Edward Byrd
Sales/Digital Strategy/Business Affairs: Wendy Bernfeld, Rights Stuff
Advisory Circle: Liz Rosenthal, Power to the Pixel
Michel Reilhac: Submarine Channel
Savina Neirotti: Torino Film Lab/Venice Biennale
Production:
WAKE UP! - The Association for the advancementof consciousness, Austria


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