July 31, 2014PRESS RELEASEVixens & Virgins now Available for Digital Downloads!The myth debunking documentary “Vixens & Virgins: And Other Mythological Creatures” is nowthe first of the Merit Motion Pictures’ library of titles available for digital download [purchase or rental].Testing the waters on the new reelhouse.org platform, the company hopes to reach a new audiencewith this insightful documentary empowering young women.Reelhouse is an online video community that provides filmmakers complete control to self-distributecontent directly to their viewers. This platform is setting as the new standard for online viewingexperiences and is used by independent producers, as well as larger studios like Sundance Instituteand Warner Bros. The direct link to “Vixens & Virgins: And Other Mythological Creatures” onReelhouse is: https://www.reelhouse.org/meritmotionpictures/vixens-and-virginsProduced by Merit Jensen Carr & Heather Watson-Burgess, and directed by Heather Watson-Burgess, “Vixens & Virgins: And Other Mythological Creatures” follows one mother’s fascinatinginvestigation into the lives of teenage girls and whether there is truth behind all the recent mediareports about girls gone wild. Three teenage girls share the intimate details of their personal livesgiving us an honest glimpse into what has been described as the most self-destructive generation ofgirls in modern history. Using candid interviews, intimate video diaries, and an experimentalinteractive project called The Honesty Box, which received over 1000 responses, we journey throughthe highs and lows of the modern teenager. Through conversations about drug abuse and sexualrelationships, anorexia and “mean-girl” cliques, cutting and the pressure to be popular, the girls andspecialists invite us into the real-life stories behind all those reductive headlines–—some of whichprove to be true and others surprisingly not...“Vixens & Virgins: And Other Mythological Creatures” is produced by Merit Motion Pictures andThinking Out Loud Productions in association with Bell Media, with the participation of the CanadaMedia Fund, the Government of Manitoba – Manitoba Film and Video Production Tax Credit and theCanadian Film and Video Production Tax Credit.For interview requests, quotes, photos and other publicity materials, please contact:Orlando Braunorlando@meritmotionpictures.com204.775.4092

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