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Magical Caresses
Magical Caresses

Masturbation: A Short Story of a Great Taboo

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 series’ 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.


Credits
  • director
    Lori Malépart-Traversy
  • writing
    Lori Malépart-Traversy
  • inspiration
    Sarah Gagnon-Piché
    Sara Hébert
  • producer
    Julie Roy
    Christine Noël
  • line producer
    Anne-Marie Bousquet
    Mylène Augustin
  • animation
    Keyu Chen
    Lori Malépart-Traversy
  • compositing
    Keyu Chen
    Lori Malépart-Traversy
  • background design
    Céline Malépart
    Lori Malépart-Traversy
  • editing
    Mélanie O'Bomsawin
    Sarah Fortin
  • opening sequence
    Lori Malépart-Traversy
    Sara Hébert
  • translation
    PMT
  • subtitles
    PMT
  • consultants
    Torill Kove
    Claude Cloutier
    Annie St-Pierre
    Nicola Lemay
  • sound concept
    Marie-Pierre Grenier
  • sound design
    Marie-Pierre Grenier
  • foley
    Sam Mongeau
  • music
    Frannie Holder
  • vocals
    Frannie Holder
  • music re-recording
    Benoit Bouchard
  • sound recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • re-recording
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • online editor
    Denis Pilon
  • graphic design
    Cynthia Ouellet
  • technical director
    Éric Pouliot
    Pierre Plouffe
  • technical specialist - animation
    Yannick Grandmont
  • technical coordinator
    Mira Mailhot
    Jean-François Laprise
  • studio coordinator
    Laetitia Seguin
    Michèle Labelle
  • administrator
    Karine Desmeules
    Diane Régimbald
  • senior production coordinator
    Camila Blos
  • marketing
    Judith Lessard-Bérubé
    Nathalie Guérard
    Geneviève Bérard

Episodes

  • This film discusses topics of sex and masturbation; viewer discretion is advised.

    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.
  • This film discusses topics of sex and masturbation; viewer discretion is advised.

    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 film discusses topics of sex and masturbation; viewer discretion is advised.

    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.
  • This film discusses topics of sex and masturbation; viewer discretion is advised.

    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.
  • This film discusses topics of sex and masturbation; viewer discretion is advised.

    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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