July 31, 2014
Vixens & Virgins now Available for Digital Downloads!
The myth debunking documentary “Vixens & Virgins: And Other Mythological Creatures” is now
the first of the Merit Motion Pictures’ library of titles available for digital download [purchase or rental].
Testing the waters on the new reelhouse.org platform, the company hopes to reach a new audience
with this insightful documentary empowering young women.
Reelhouse is an online video community that provides filmmakers complete control to self-distribute
content directly to their viewers. This platform is setting as the new standard for online viewing
experiences and is used by independent producers, as well as larger studios like Sundance Institute
and Warner Bros. The direct link to “Vixens & Virgins: And Other Mythological Creatures” on
Reelhouse is: https://www.reelhouse.org/meritmotionpictures/vixens-and-virgins
Produced by Merit Jensen Carr & Heather Watson-Burgess, and directed by Heather Watson-
Burgess, “Vixens & Virgins: And Other Mythological Creatures” follows one mother’s fascinating
investigation into the lives of teenage girls and whether there is truth behind all the recent media
reports about girls gone wild. Three teenage girls share the intimate details of their personal lives
giving us an honest glimpse into what has been described as the most self-destructive generation of
girls in modern history. Using candid interviews, intimate video diaries, and an experimental
interactive project called The Honesty Box, which received over 1000 responses, we journey through
the highs and lows of the modern teenager. Through conversations about drug abuse and sexual
relationships, anorexia and “mean-girl” cliques, cutting and the pressure to be popular, the girls and
specialists invite us into the real-life stories behind all those reductive headlines–—some of which
prove to be true and others surprisingly not…
“Vixens & Virgins: And Other Mythological Creatures” is produced by Merit Motion Pictures and
Thinking Out Loud Productions in association with Bell Media, with the participation of the Canada
Media Fund, the Government of Manitoba – Manitoba Film and Video Production Tax Credit and the
Canadian Film and Video Production Tax Credit.
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