SEX TAPES: LESSONS FROM A 7 FT PENIS & FRIENDS (2018, Canada, 9 min)
Directed by Tamara Scherbak
“My big dick, my big vagina, my big asshole give me superpowers!” – Norman Nawrocki
Told through a mixture of archives, animation and musical numbers, this film chronicles the 20+ year career of Canadian underground star activist/performer Norman Nawrocki and his wide array of colourful characters such as a singing and dancing 7ft tall purple penis, giant orange butt plug and giant pink vagina. He and his characters have been combating sexism and homophobia while advocating for a healthy sex life through humorous and educational cabaret shows even in the face of danger.
Tamara Scherbak has won awards for Best Director and Best Film for “Dedashka”. Her other works, “I U SHE” (a collaboration with music artist Peaches for Pop Montreal), “Only Sky & Water” (part of the TIFF Emerging Filmmakers Competition), “Recycle, Reuse, Remix” (produced by the National Film Board of Canada), and “Raya” have screened in numerous film festivals nationally and internationally including in competition at the Hot Docs Film Festival. She has also directed a number of music videos and documentaries which have aired/streamed on the Bravo Network and Vice Media among other outlets. Most recently, she was 1 of 51 finalists for the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television’s Apprenticeship for Women Directors.
Tamara was 1 of 9 filmmakers selected for the Berlinale Talents Short Film Station with her script “Is Your Teen a Homosexual?“. She has also been selected as a writer/director for the Toronto International Film Festival Talent Lab, the Reykjavik International Film Festival Talent Lab, the RIDM Talent Lab, The Festival du Nouveau Cinema Talent Incubator and as filmmaker-in-residence at 33 Officina Creativa in Italy.
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