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stephs
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Hello,

My name is Stephanie and I am currently working on an MTV sexual-health documentary. We are looking for young people to appear on camera to talk about certain issues.

This show, which is part of the Emmy Award-winning series Fight For Your Rights, is tentatively entitled “The Gender Gap.” In it, we will explore differences and similarities in the ways young people approach sex and their own sexuality. We’ll take a look at “traditional” gender roles of teenagers -- how guys and girls are “supposed” to behave or feel-- in relation to their sexuality, and show different ways in which teens reject or adhere to those standards. In doing so, we’d like to interview young people with a few different perspectives on the issue. Potential interviewees may include a couple in the midst of deciding whether or not to have sex; a sexually aggressive female who unapologetically takes a traditionally “male” approach to sex (i.e., casually, with a lack of emotional attachment); a guy who takes a traditionally “female” approach (i.e., wanting to be in love with a sexual partner in order for the experience to be fulfilling); and maybe someone who would like to free him- or herself from typical gender roles, but who feels pressure from family, friends, or society to just act like a “typical” guy or girl when it comes to sexual behavior. Our goal is to illustrate different approaches to sex and sexuality, and the final product depends largely on they types of responses we get from potential interviewees.

I’d love to hear anyone's thoughts on the show and what aspects of the issue you find to be the most important to address.

Please don't hesitate to respond on this issue.
Stephanie Saster
MTV News & Docs
stephanie.saster@mtvstaff.com



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Heather
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Stephanie: not being a televsion watcher, I have seen a print booklet for the program. It looks really wonderful.

Perhaps you could post some information on how our users could get hold of that, or a URL for them to access more information on the show?

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That sounds like a really great idea.

What age range of adolescants are you looking for here?

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stephs
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We are looking for anyone between the ages of 17 and 21, but we are willing to bend our bracket a little. Are you within that age range?

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That sounds like a really great idea.

What age range of adolescants are you looking for here?



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quote:
Originally posted by stephs:
Are you within that age range?

No, sorry; I am 15.

Do you interview the surveyers in person, or is it an online deal?


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If you are interested in talking about this topic on camera. Please e-mail me at stephanie.saster@mtvstaff.com.
Thanks

quote:
Originally posted by stephs:
Hello,

My name is Stephanie and I am currently working on an MTV sexual-health documentary. We are looking for young people to appear on camera to talk about certain issues.

This show, which is part of the Emmy Award-winning series Fight For Your Rights, is tentatively entitled “The Gender Gap.” In it, we will explore differences and similarities in the ways young people approach sex and their own sexuality. We’ll take a look at “traditional” gender roles of teenagers -- how guys and girls are “supposed” to behave or feel-- in relation to their sexuality, and show different ways in which teens reject or adhere to those standards. In doing so, we’d like to interview young people with a few different perspectives on the issue. Potential interviewees may include a couple in the midst of deciding whether or not to have sex; a sexually aggressive female who unapologetically takes a traditionally “male” approach to sex (i.e., casually, with a lack of emotional attachment); a guy who takes a traditionally “female” approach (i.e., wanting to be in love with a sexual partner in order for the experience to be fulfilling); and maybe someone who would like to free him- or herself from typical gender roles, but who feels pressure from family, friends, or society to just act like a “typical” guy or girl when it comes to sexual behavior. Our goal is to illustrate different approaches to sex and sexuality, and the final product depends largely on they types of responses we get from potential interviewees.

I’d love to hear anyone's thoughts on the show and what aspects of the issue you find to be the most important to address.

Please don't hesitate to respond on this issue.
Stephanie Saster
MTV News & Docs
stephanie.saster@mtvstaff.com



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