A poetic documentary exploring the Canadian Sex-Ed curriculum through the experiences of LGBTQ+ youth.
“The Talk” showcases the experiences of three LGBTQ+ youth learning about sex health under an inadequate Canadian sex-ed curriculum. Each subject opens up about their knowledge surrounding sexual health, gender identity, the not so honest information they were taught in their classrooms and its impact on their self-image.
Ella Saini (She/They)
"Hi I'm Ella! I'm the director of The Talk. I'm super excited to share the experiences of LGBTQ+ youth and to emphasize the need for a more comprehensive sex-ed curriculum. I hope this documentary encourages a space where people can reflect on their sex health education and how it impacted their lives so that we can work towards fixing these gaps in the education system."
Laura King (She/Her)
"I feel passionate about this topic and believe sex education is incredibly important, and an inclusive sex-ed even more so. I hope this doc will enlighten, teach and inform audiences."
Charlie Sirbu (They/Them)
"Hey there! I’m Charlie Sirbu and I’m doing the Behind the Scenes (BTS) and transmedia for this wonderful documentary. I have already learned so much about how much more there is to sex education and I can’t wait for you guys to see it."
Vanessa Solivio (She/Her)
"Hi I’m Vanessa! I’m the producer and the transmedia artist and manager for The Talk. I’m so honoured to be a part of this crew and work on this documentary. I hope this documentary educates people by helping them realize that the LGBTQ+ community deserves a proper sex education and how we can make that a reality."
Gwen Farbridge (She/Her)
"I’m Gwen and I’m doing sound for The Talk! I’m super excited to be part of this project and making everything sound great. There are some interesting stories being told."
Daniel Little (He/Him)
"Be yourself, since nobody else will”
Vanessa Fajek (She/Her)
"Hi!! My name’s Vanessa and I’m the picture editor for The Talk. I’m excited to see the film come to life and have it start up a conversation on how the flawed sex-ed curriculum should be more inclusive and made for everyone."
Leo Woolley (She/He/They)
"I’m just a wee assistant editor but I’m so excited to be on this project. This is a topic I am very passionate about and love the fact that we’re spreading awareness about, so I’m ecstatic to be part of the team!!!"