A cinematic journey into the social history of sex in public.
A film about the confrontation between making love and making law, Sex Acts offers a bold cinematic essay on the heated politics of public
sex, public space, and spectatorship. Using rare archival material, excerpts from popular television and film, and original photography,
Sex Acts is a living collage of the ways that public space, from the street corner to the movie theater, the bathroom stall to the tv set,
alternately express and constrain the fantasies and fears of the nation. The film unfolds over three acts, weaving together multiple
stories to explore the ways in which indecency debates, policing of public space, and the law’s disdain for transgressive encounters
imprint upon the social landscape of America and its consciousness.
A film by Jason Fox and Brett Story.