SEX SURROGACY, DISABILITY, and 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 and 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, and the difference between a sex surrogate and 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 has been a surrogate partner for over 30 years. She has helped hundreds of men, women and couples overcome the most common obstacles to good sex and deep intimacy. As a surrogate partner she takes a hands-on approach to addressing anxiety, body-image issues, sexual dysfunction, communication difficulties, and other common problems that hinder intimacy. She is also an expert on alternative sexual lifestyles and safer sex. She has 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 Carides, and the messianic farce
The Favor, the Watch and the Very Big Fish, starring Bob Hoskins, Jeff Goldblum and Natasha Richardson.