New film, The Sessions, has been praised for its honest portrayal of the challenges people with physical disabilities face about sex.
Based on real events, the film tells the story of Mark O’Brien (John Hawkes), journalist, poet and activist who because of severe physical disability, hires a sex surrogate (Helen Hunt) to lose his virginity.
Sexual desire is as present and varied for people with disabilities as for those without. Yet a lack of information and understanding can stigmatise and reduce the opportunity for people with physical disabilities to fully express themselves sexually.
We think The Sessions is a welcome step in opening up discussion on sex and disability, reducing stigma and acknowledging everyone’s right to sexuality.
Read FPA’s full article about the Sessions.