Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Sessions: A Poetic Sex Movie

I recently saw 'The Sessions'  which is a phenomenal movie about Mark O'Brien who contracted polio at six years of age & woke up from a coma in an iron lung where he lived most of his life up until he died at age 39. He also attended Berkley to study English & journalism, became a hard hitting activist for the disabled, & as profiled in this movie, visited a sex surrogate at one point to see what it felt like to have sex. I thought it might be some weirdo voyeuristic porn flick, but it actually is anything but, is very well done & quite inspiring to boot!


A Documentary about the REAL O'Brien for  $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video:


Mark O'Brien & his girlfriend, Susan Fernbach, cuddle outside his iron lung at his apartment in Berkeley in 1997. They were partners from 1995 until his death in 1999.

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