Sex Diaries chronicles eight New Yorkers in short, intimate profile as they navigate sex and dating in the city. The verité portraits are woven together with video diaries that share personal reflections on dating, cultivating relationships and exploring sexual desire, and include check-ins with Alyssa Shelasky, editor of New York Magazine’s “Sex Diaries” column, as diarists recount the ups and downs of their experiences. A contemporary look at a search for connection, Sex Diaries offers a range of unique explorations of sex, intimacy, and relationships today.
Credits: Produced by Vox Media Studios; directed by Jenny Carchman; episodes three and four are directed by Carchman and Alexandra Nikolchev; produced by Shirel Kozak, Alexandra Nikolchev, Mae Ryan; co-executive produced by Alyssa Shelasky; executive produced by Big Pond Films’ Allyson Luchak and Jenny Carchman, Vox Media Studio’s Chad Mumm, Mark W. Olsen and Max Heckman with Scoop Wasserstein and Motto Pictures' Julie Goldman.
2.The Woman Unlocking Her Heart (and Door)/The Engineer Cultivating Love
A woman hopes her pandemic relationship survives out in the real world; a software engineer explores his latex fetish with his partner.
3.The Podcaster Navigating Hook-Ups/The Poly Woman Loving Long-Distance
A podcaster navigates casual relationships in the age of hook-up apps; a polyamorous sex educator enjoys a threesome with a new partner.
4.The Truck Driver Learning Love Is Messy/The Dad Finding Love on TikTok
An ice cream truck driver’s commitment issues affect her relationship; a gay widower and father forms a relationship over social media.