Synopsis by Andrea LeVasseur
Bolivian filmmaker Rodrigo Bellott directs the drama Sexual Dependency, co-written by Haitian-American writer Lenelle Moise. The film is a digital video study of the experiences and representations of multicultural youth sexuality. Using a split screen throughout, the five stories are interwoven through a series of fictional underwear advertisements. Starting in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, "My Baby Is a Woman Now" is about teenaged Jessica (Alexandra Aponte) losing her virginity. "You Damn Whore" is about teenaged Sebastian (Roberto Urbina) visiting a brothel. "The Bluest Eyes" follows macho Choco (Jorge Antonio Saavedra) on his last night in Bolivia before he goes to the U.S. Changing the setting to a New York university, "Mirrors" concerns the rape of African-American woman Adinah (Ronica V. Reddick) . "Angels and Billboards" involves the gang rape of a gay football player (Matthew Guida). Sexual Dependency was shown at the Locarno Film Festival.
brothel, football-player, prostitute/prostitution, rape, sex, sexuality, teenagers, virgin