A new world has unfolded to me in the last six months since I turned to the internet for support. Addiction, and perhaps especially pornography addiction is so awkward to discuss, there is so much shame and fear associated with it. There is also much that is misunderstood, or just not understood. I look forward to meeting the women and men I've encountered along my journey, if not in this life in the next. They have helped me tremendously.
I want to help too. I really do. An opportunity has presented itself and I'm anxious to be involved. Jessica Mockett is a film-maker who did research on the subject of pornography addiction/sexual addiction and felt compelled to produce a film that addresses the following:
Shamed, a documentary feature, will look at how to remove the debilitating personal and group shame that exists around pornography and sexuality in conservative Christian communities. Those of us who would preach a balanced life of fidelity and healthy sexual relations are being drowned out by the pervasive messaging of an over-sexualized world. Our best protection is open, honest, healthy communication on pornography and sexual addiction, empowering the people we love to "SPEAK, LISTEN, and HEAL."
Shamed Teaser - V2 from Girl with a Curl on Vimeo.
Although I've learned a lot, there are things that I wish I had understood before. Knowledge truly is power and if there is greater knowledge on this subject I have no doubt it will help those who encounter this addiction to cope. I am 100% in favor of being a voice of "fidelity and healthy sexual relations" in our "over-sexualized world."
I'm so grateful for the people behind this, who have the courage to come forward and share. I don't personally have the courage to put my face on camera and share the turmoil my husband and I endure. But I will put my money where my mouth should be and support the cause.
I know that for some, when there is no money there is no money. But if you are financially able I am asking you to go to this site and contribute. Unfortunately movies don't make themselves, and although knowledge is free providing access to it is not. I think this group with this film can reach a large audience and have a lasting influence.
Kickstarter is a fundraising avenue, but it is all or nothing. The initial goal for production is $40,000, and if the goal is not reached the project does not go forward. You can pledge your money now, and when the goal is reached your card will be charged. You will not have to pay if the project does not go forward.
For others who have blogs, please help us spread the word. Email me and I will connect you with the team putting this all together. firstname.lastname@example.org
You can read much more about the movie here as well.