Therese Shechter

Brooklyn, New York, United States

Film Projects


Therese Shechter is an award-winning filmmaker and writer, and the founder of the feminist production company Trixie Films. Her work fuses humor, activism, and personal storytelling to disturb what's considered most sacred about womanhood. 

Her new documentary "My So-Called Selfish Life,” releasing in 2021 examines what it means to say no to motherhood in a society that assumes all women want children. It is the third part of a trilogy which includes her films How To Lose Your Virginity (2013) and I Was A Teenage Feminist (2005). These documentaries have screened from Rio de Janeiro to Ankara to Seoul, and her work is in the collections of over 300 universities, non-profits, and libraries.

Therese's films have been shown at festivals, in classrooms and museums, 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 co-hosts the podcast DOWNTON GABBY, about pop culture created by, starring, and about women.