Faculty of Social and Human Sciences (UNL) Conference System, 1st Non-Monogamies and Contemporary Intimacies Conference

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Yes, we fuck! documentary: for a queer-crip sexuality
Andrea García-Santesmases

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Date: 2015-09-27 02:30 PM – 04:00 PM
Last modified: 2015-08-08


In 2013 an activist group started Yes, we fuck! a documentary about sexuality and disability. The title is a declaration of interests: it is not about describing a piece of reality, it is more about blowing up the collective imaginary that visualizes disabled people as non-sexual beings. The strategy is to show real stories with explicit images that reveal disabled people as sexual beings, as bodies which desire and are desired. It wants these images to break our notion of being normal and challenge our ideas on desire, pleasure and beauty. All the stories of the documentary show people (queer, crip, cultural minorities) and sexualities (BDSM, postporn, sexual assistance) that challenge the hetero-mono-normativity model.

Beyond the final result, the process of elaboration and production is being very rewarding in relation to social activism. The word “we” in the title has been meeting and discovering different groups that have in common our political work on and from our bodies. The word “fuck” has become more complex, as the idea was not to fit the norm, but to demolish it and make a valuable contribution to the required transformation of how we represent and experience human sexuality.

This presentation examines Yes, we fuck! from a critical feminist point of view. The objective is to analyse the discourses and images that it is producing about disability, as well as other stigmatized sexual subjects. And what are the political opportunities to promote other sexual imaginaries.