Therese Shechter

Brooklyn, New York, United States

Film Projects


Therese Shechter is a filmmaker, writer, and multi-media storyteller based in Brooklyn. Her work fuses humor and personal storytelling to disturb what's considered most sacred about womanhood, currently as the director of MY SO-CALLED SELFISH LIFE, an in-progress documentary about women who choose not to have children.

Her most recent documentary, HOW TO LOSE YOUR VIRGINITY, is about the mythology and misogyny around female sexuality. Her films have been shown at festivals and on television from Rio to Ankara to Seoul, and are in the collections of hundreds of schools and organizations. Therese also curates the crowd-sourced story collection THE V-CARD DIARIES, which was exhibited at The Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show, their first interactive piece.

In her spare time, Therese talks about pop culture created by, starring, and about women on her podcast DOWNTON GABBY.