I’ve got to catch a plane in a couple hours, but I just have to post a link to this press release for a documentary called The Big V, which will be airing on Vision TV in Canada on Wednesday, May 18. It’s about virginity, and I was brought in as the “pop culture expert” who, if everything was edited together the way I was told it would be, is revealed at the end to be a virgin himself.
The producers first contacted me after they saw an article I wrote on 40 Days and 40 Nights, Crossroads and other sex- and virginity-themed films in the Vancouver Sun three years ago (it was based in part on an article I wrote on page 7 of The Ubyssey‘s annual sex issue ten years ago, and it morphed into this article for Books & Culture); that was before my wife and I had even heard of each other. And they filmed my interview in July of last year; that was before my wife and I were officially engaged.
So, I am curious to see how my oh-so-inexperienced statements about sex and celibacy have been incorporated into this film. All I can say is I’m glad they didn’t broadcast this until after the wedding, which took place almost two months ago; I would have hated it if anything I had said in this film had been spliced into any of the slideshows, etc.!