Film/Workshop@Positive East – screening of ‘ChemSex’ (the movie)
Wednesday 13th September, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Positive East is pleased to be hosting a second free showing of the Chemsex (the movie) on Wednesday 13th September (Doors open at 6pm ready for a 6.30 pm start, running time 1 and a half hours, followed by a panel led discussion).
This is an open film showing, so everyone is welcome. Light refreshments will be provided.
If you haven’t seen this film yet, please do make the effort to come and see it. Chemsex unfortunately is something that affects a lot of our service users here at Positive East and this film showing and the panel led discussion will give you a great insight and understanding.
“Vulnerable gay men with issues around sex, new drugs that tapped into that problem and changing technology. What they call the perfect storm”
Chemsex: the name given to the rising phenomenon which refers to the use of drugs in a sexual context. Often referring to group sex that can last for days, the allure of chemsex has lead to many young men being trapped in a vicious circle of sex, addiction and dependence.
This powerful and potent film tells the stories of gay men whose lives have been affected by the crisis; from self-confessed ‘slammers’ to sexual health workers, from those who deny there’s a problem to those who ‘got out alive’. Offering unprecedented access, Chemsex (the movie) is a brave and unflinching journey into the hidden world of modern, urban gay life.
Whet your appetite by watching the trailer;
The film will be followed by a 30 minute workshop lead by David Stuart – Substance Use Lead, 56 Dean Street.