Sexual Revolutions pp Cite as. Soviet media were tightly controlled by a very prudish censorship. The regime forbade private, non-governmental organisation, so feminists and sex radicals, extremely rare in underground intellectual life in any case, could not agitate publicly for change. There was a sexual revolution in the Soviet Union during the s and s, and it was marked by significant differences to the simultaneous revolutions in the West. Unable to display preview.
The tale is told through the life of Dr. He worked at a small clinic and dedicated his life to fighting against the ignorance and sexual terror of Soviet society. While serving in the gulag, Dr. Stern began collecting his notes on the history of sexuality in the Soviet Union, as well as focusing on individuals whose lives encapsulate the horrors of Soviet sexuality. We bring these stories to the screen through re-enactments that follow closely the primary sources and Dr. After his release, Dr. Stern settled in Amsterdam to write the book which inspired this film.
A closed country behind the Iron Curtain, the USSR was full of mystery to the outside observer, which frequently led to exaggerated, often incorrect coverage. During the Cold War, both American and Soviet media exaggerated the facts, putting their own spin on the news. One of the questions from Boston was about Soviet advertising.
A new documentary that will explore the complexities and contradictions of sexuality in the USSR through the experience of Dr. Mikhail Stern. Stern was born with the Revolution, was slated for execution by Stalin in the infamous "Jewish Doctor's Plot," but survived to fight against the ignorance and misinformation of Soviet society in the realm of sexuality. He made many enemies in his lonely fight against sexual abuse by those in power, sexual mis-education that led to widespread venereal disease and the highest abortion rate and death rate from abortions in the world.