October 12 and 19

80 min.


Thur Oct 12 6:45PM | The New Orleans Advocate | FREE thanks to the generous support of the Helis Foundation

Thur Oct 19 1:45PM | Ace Hotel New Orleans | Member $7 | General $10

90-year-old Dr. Mahinder Watsa is a fixture on page 34 of the Mumbai Mirror, where he doles out sage counsel to the city’s impotent, celibate, and otherwise sexually perplexed. In a country whose sexual mores are still catching up to its surging economy, the retired gynecologist is a hero to his readership and a comfort to the anonymous patients who make pilgrimage to his backstreet apartment, having sought him out like a sexological J.D. Salinger. While Watsa is being fêted as the dean of India’s sex-ed movement, censorious forces in India’s public sphere, led by litigious activists, try to shut him down on grounds of obscenity. But through it all, the redoubtable Watsa maintains the unflappable cool of a man who has truly seen it all. -JK

Filmmaker scheduled to attend

FREE thanks to the generous support of the Helis Foundation

US Premiere

PRD: Vaishali Sinha and Mridu Chandra; DP: Anup Singh; ED: Myles Kane & Ashish Ravinra


Community Partners: Esoterotica, Original Erotic Readings by Local Writers, The Sex Sensei