Chemsex (Film)


Producers Al Brown, Jacqui Edenbrow, William Fairman, Max Gogarty, Kevin Sutcliffe
UK 2015
80 mins

UK distribution Peccadillo Pictures

Chemsex is 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 led 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 is a brave and unflinching journey into the dark underworld of modern, urban gay life.

Plus postshow Q&A

A post screening panel will explore the themes emerging from the film. The panel includes members of staff from Birmingham LGBT and Reach Out Recovery.

When: Thursday 4 February 2016
mac Birmingham, Cannon Hill Park, Edgbaston, Birmingham. B12 9QH
Time: 8.30pm

Presented in partnership with mac Birmingham, Reach Out Recovery and Birmingham LGBT

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