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Sexuality Studies • Asian Studies • South Asian Studies • Public Health • Anthropology • Psychology
Date of Completion: 2017 | Run Time: 59 & 83 minutes | Language: English with English subtitles | Captions: No | Includes: Transcript | Director: Vaishali Sinha | Producers: Vaishali Sinha & Mridu Chandra
ASK THE SEXPERT is a feature-length documentary about Dr. Mahinder Watsa, a highly popular 93-year-old sex advice columnist for a daily newspaper in Mumbai. Despite sex being a taboo topic in India, the column’s brand of non-moralistic advice and humor has emboldened many to write in with their questions. The columnist gains popularity even while a ban on comprehensive sex education in schools is adopted by approximately a third of India’s states.
ASK THE SEXPERT provides a first-ever look at the man behind the public persona and cult phenomenon of Dr. Mahinder Watsa – a feminist man in a deeply patriarchal society and a modern India that wants to talk about sex. Ultimately, ASK THE SEXPERT is a universal story about the need for a safe space to talk about the body and about desire.