The Art of Erotica

Dick: The Documentary – An Insightful Look at What Men Think of Their Penises

“What kind of pervert would answer an ad on Craigslist, take of his clothes, and talk about his dick?”

Sixty-three men between the ages of 22 and 83. Straight, gay and bisexual. From monks to transsexuals, from ex-Marines to designers.

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In Dick: The Documentary, first-time director Brian Fender set out to find men to bare their bodies and souls to the world in 2009. Each of them stood nude from the neck down before the camera and talked about how they felt about their dicks. They discussed how other men been affected by their dicks from puberty to impotence. They talked about boys get information about their dicks and sexuality when they are going through puberty. They even shared how they felt about other men’s dicks. They are the kinds of frank, honest and genuine thoughts and discussions that are rarely heard or shared in private conversations or in the media.

Fender was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS) a year after he started filming Dick. He talks about how and why he wanted to do this documentary in 2011 when his speech was impaired but still intact in this video:

“I thought they were incredibly thoughtful,” Fender says, “They were the opposite of how they would be perceived.”

When Fender’s disease progressed (he’s now confined to a wheelchair in his home state of Arkansas), Chiemi Karasawa stepped in to finish the documentary. She saw the incredible value in Dick as a film that could help to usher in a new discussion of male sexuality in an entirely new way.

Dick: The Documentary will be available for sale at IndiePix Films in 2015. For now, you can check out the trailer on YouTube to get an idea of what it’s all about.