Media Advisory

SCPS Media Studies Professor Chyng Sun to Host Discussion and Screening

The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women will be holding a screening of New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies Professor Chyng Sun’s film The Price of Pleasure: Pornography, Sexuality and Relationships (2008, 55 mins) on March 6, 2009, at 4pm, 777 UN Plaza, 2nd Floor, NYC. A Q&A session with Dr. Chyng Sun and reception will follow the screening.

WHAT: Film Screening and Discussion The Price of Pleasure: Pornography, Sexuality and Relationships, directed and produced by Chyng Sun and Miguel Picker; co-written with Robert Wosnitzer WHO: Chyng Sun, NYU SCPS filmmaker and media studies professor WHEN: March 6, 2009, 4 p.m. WHERE: 777 UN Plaza, 2nd Floor, NYC

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The Price of Pleasure features interviews with scholars of mass media, economics, and psychology; writers on pornography and popular culture; producers and performers from the porn industry; and a former stripper/porn performer-turned-author. The film paints both a nuanced and complex portrait of how pleasure and pain, commerce and power, and liberty and responsibility are intertwined in the most intimate aspects of human relations. The film was funded in part by the New York University Research Challenge Fund in 2005.

Filmmaker Chyng Sun is a master teacher of media studies at SCPS’s McGhee Division. Her research interests include media literacy; race, gender and sexuality in media; and audience research/media effects. With co-writer Robert Wosnitzer, Sun has designed a large-scale research project on the content of the most-rented pornographic movies of 2005, the subject of a forthcoming book.

About the United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women: Grounded in the vision of equality of the United Nations Charter, the Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW) advocates the improvement of the status of women of the world, and the achievement of their equality with men -as equal actors, partners, and beneficiaries of sustainable development, human rights, peace and security. Together with Governments, other entities of the United Nations system, and civil society, including non-governmental organizations, DAW actively works to advance the global agenda on women’s rights, gender equality and the empowerment of women, and ensure that women’s voices are heard in international policy arenas.

About NYU SCPS: Founded in 1934, the School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS) is among the 14 colleges and schools that comprise New York University, one of the largest private research universities in the United States. Through its faculty, curricula and vibrant professional and academic networks, NYU-SCPS captures the expertise of key sectors where New York leads globally. Rigorous and timely programs attract full-time undergraduate and graduate students immersed in university life, working professionals in 14 graduate programs, motivated adults earning undergraduate degrees (through the Paul McGhee Division), and New Yorkers of all backgrounds enrolled in approximately 2,500 continuing education courses, certificate programs, conferences, and seminars annually.

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