Wed, 20 February 2013
SEX SURROGACY, DISABILITY & JUICY BEHIND-THE-SCENES DETAILS! "The Sessions" writer/director/powerhouse Ben Lewin & sex surrogate Cheryl Cohen Greene talk live on-stage with Sandra on the making of the movie, with a special after-interview with Cheryl on the ins & outs of her hands-on work. TOPICS: Funding the film, Being "Differently Abled," Cheryl's relationships, How to Find a Sex Surrogate, Lots of Film Making Talk, John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, Sandra's William H Macy Crush & the Difference Between a Sex Surrogate & "a Hooker." Cheryl Cohen Greene is a Certified Sexologist, with a doctorate in Human Sexuality, a 20 year member of the San Francisco Sex Information Training Staff, and have been a surrogate partner for over 30 years. I have helped hundreds of men, women and couples overcome the most common obstacles to good sex and deep intimacy. As a surrogate partner I take a hands-on approach to addressing anxiety, body-image issues, sexual dysfunction, communication difficulties, and other common problems that hinder intimacy. I am also an expert on alternative sexual lifestyles and safer sex. I have appeared on Larry King Live and other major media and have spoken at events, conferences, and colleges across the country. Ben Lewin's career as a writer and director is spread across three continents and includes award-winning documentaries, feature films, TV movies, mini-series and episodic programs. Born in Poland in 1946, he migrated to Australia with his family in 1949. As a young man, Lewin showed great passion for photography and creative writing, and also studied and practiced law. His breakthrough project as a writer/director was The Case of Cruelty to Prawns, a comedy-drama that won the Best Television Film Award at the prestigious Melbourne Film Festival. Ben Lewin is best known in the US as the writer and director of comedy features; Paperback Romance, a love story about slightly damaged people starring Anthony LaPaglia and Gia Carrides, and the messianic farce The Favor, the Watch and the Very Big Fish, starring Bob Hoskins, Jeff Goldblum and Natasha Richardson.