69: Love Sex Senior
Menna Laura Meijer
This documentary presents the stories of elderly people about their past and present love and sex lives. All of them have their own particularity: a woman who takes care of her senile husband but lives other moments with another man, a couple together for 60 years, an 85 year old man who lives the most intense relationship of his life, etc.
How do you experience sex when you are after the age of 70? How does it go physically? Can you still fall in love? Is sex less or more intense? A bunch of questions which are asked in this intimate documentary by documentary film maker Menna Laura Meijer.
In this documentary we follow the stories of a few older people and while you are watching you immediately get touched by the pure and hearth warming stories of anyone of them. Seeing real (sexual) interactions and images gives a true insight of what it looks like to experience sex and intimacy when you are old. So you might are going to question your ideas of sexuality of older people. Hans, who is 83 years old and homosexual tells that he experiences pure passion and bliss when he is having sex with his loved Xander. Wietske who is still deeply in love with her husband Chris who is suffering from severe dementia, meets Fred and a new form of intimacy arises. Jeanne, who is single and as she says do not need a man to experience sexual pleasure.
These stories and more shows that sex, intimacy and love comes in different forms and stays an important part in life. Maybe even more when you are turning older and loss (in every aspect of our life) is often present. We feel more and more alive when we experience true love. Nynke Chin-A-Fat