Ur Heinous Habit


The blurb: A blackmail email prompts a filmmaker to explore the intersection of shame and masturbation.

This wonderful documentary features interviews with real people discussing their reaction to masturbation blackmail email scams and talking about masturbation in general.

There’s a good interview with the director here. He says:
“The film is what it is because of the brilliance of these twelve friends, who were so open, honest, and vulnerable throughout our conversations. I was genuinely surprised by the positive response! Everyone I interviewed was so open, willing, and frankly excited to share their anecdotes and insights on something as private as their sense of shame around masturbation. And all the stories were brilliant – insightful, deeply personal, and at times belly-achingly funny. I was struck by the diversity of the responses I got to virtually every question I posed. It taught me a lot and made for a fun challenge to weave the different responses together into a cohesive narrative.”

Palm Springs Shortfest
AFI Fest
Rooftop Films Summer Series
Short of the Week
POFF Shorts
Kaohsiung Film Festival
Oak Cliff Film Festival
Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Festival
Green Mountain Film Festival
Kaboom Animation Festival
Crested Butte Film Festival
Porny Days Film Kunst
Festival Black Movie

Here’s Eugene Kolb’s site.


Length: 13:38
Director: Eugene Kolb
Year: 2023