Award Fonds BellFestival du cinéma international en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Canada (2022)
Award Short From a Series - Magical Caresses | Turquoise FishAnimation Festival, Los Angeles, U.S.A. (2022)
Award for Best Education Film - Magical Caresses | Masturbation: A Short History of a Great TabooSommets du cinéma d'animation, Montreal, Canada (2022)
Official Selection - Magical Caresses | PlayhouseFestival du dessin animé et du film d'animation, Belgium (2023)
Official Selection - Magical Caresses | Sweet JesusFestival du dessin animé et du film d'animation, Belgium (2023)
Official Selection - Magical Caresses | Sweet JesusAnnecy International Animated Film Festival, France (2022)
Official Selection - Magical Caresses | Sweet JesusManchester Animation Festival (HYBRID), England (2022)
Official Selection - Magical Caresses | Masturbation: A Short History of a Great TabooFestival international d'animation, Canada (2022)
Official Selection - Magical Caresses | Masturbation: A Short History of a Great TabooSpark Animation Festival, Canada (2022)
Official Selection - Magical Caresses | Turquoise FishAnimator International Animation Festival, Poland (2022)
Magical Caresses is a series of animated documentaries by Lori Malépart-Traversy, creator of the popular short film Le clitoris. A skillful blend of humour and confession, these four-minute episodes provide a range of female perspectives, taking a healthy and uninhibited approach to demystifying masturbation. The films’ source material is adapted from intimate accounts published in the Caresses magiques book series written and edited by Sarah Gagnon-Piché and Sara Hébert. Using the tremendous creative freedom afforded by animation, Malépart-Traversy tells these stories from a new angle, crafting a bold and insightful original series about solo sexuality.
An animated documentary series in which Lori Malépart-Traversy takes a playful and uninhibited look at solo sexuality.
Masturbation: A Short History of a Great Taboo
History as it was never taught in school. This animated short looks back at the surprising story of our relationship with masturbation—and its repression—from prehistory to today.
A young woman recalls a kooky ritual involving masturbation that she’d invented as a child. A candid and introspective short film about forgetting the outside world and abandoning oneself to pleasure (and fish).
This animated short film recounts a 23-year-old woman’s quest to achieve her first orgasm. Along the way, it takes a sensitive and humorous look at the little-known phenomenon of vaginismus. The result is a captivating tale of exploration, discovery and dildos.
What happens when masturbation has its “come to Jesus” moment? This animated short takes a light and humorous approach to examining religion’s moral taboos around the female body and desires. A story full of kindness and questioning, in which good and evil intermingle with prayer and caresses.
How does porn fuel sexual fantasies? For some, the most powerful images are those that flirt with completely unfamiliar situations. This animated short with a magic touch relates one woman’s confessions about her favourite erotic scenarios.
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