You may find some of the following questions sensitive, and some may be difficult to answer. Due to this it does not matter if you are unfamiliar with certain terms, as this will help the researcher establish your understanding of the topic.
Please answer the following questions prior to watching the film, Intimacy.
1. What do you think about pornography?
- For example what do you know about it?
What is your attitude towards the sex industry?
3. Are you aware of any restrictions or legislation on the basis of censoring and licensing sexually explicit material?
- If you are answering yes please state the information, and how this was gained. Once answered go on to Question 4.
you are answering no, what censoring guidelines do you feel should be
implemented, if any? Once
answered go onto Question 5.
Do you agree with these censoring legislation/restrictions?
Explain your answer.
Do you think there is a problem with freely talking about sex in
How does it personally make you feel to talk about it?
Have you heard of the film, Intimacy prior to the
researcher asking you to watch the film?
If yes, what and where did you gain this information?
What are your initial thoughts, as you know you are about to
watch a film containing sexually explicit material?
Try to be honest in your answer.
What would be your preferred environment to watch such a film?
For example, with friends, alone, or with your partner.
Explain your choice.
Thank you answering these series of questions, enjoy the film!
Please answer the following questions after watching the film, Intimacy. Please answer as fully as possible.
What is your general opinion of the film overall?
2. How did you feel when watching the scenes containing sexually explicit material?
- Please include in your answer whether your opinion changed from your initial thoughts of watching this material?
Did you feel the portrayal of the female or male body in the sex
scenes was degraded?
How would you describe the sex scenes?
For example, sexually explicit?
Do you feel the sex scenes should have been censored?
If you are answering yes, why and what parts?
If you are answering no, why not?
Has your opinion on your preferred watching environment changed
from your opinion prior to watching the film?
Intimacy has been labelled, ‘The most controversial film
of the year.’ Are you
And would you agree with this label?
Do you think the content of Intimacy was similar to the
content of a pornographic film? Please
also answer if you have not viewed this type of genre before, but are
aware of the content.
Has your attitude changed on pornography after watching Intimacy?
Are you aware of the social harm debate linking pornography with
If you are answering yes, explain what you know and how you gained this
information. Then go onto Question 12.
If you are answering no
please go to question 11.
As this is the first time you have heard about the social harm
debate, are you surprised it is being debated?
Explain your reasons in your answers.
Do you think sex scenes should be censored by the State, or left
to the individual to decide whether to watch a film containing this
content? Please explain.
If you knew the State found sexually explicit material difficult
to control, would it change your opinion on censoring this information?
Do you feel attitudes towards sex have changed?
Have you any other comments that you feel would be beneficial
towards the research topic?
Thank you for taking time to fill in this questionnaire. All information will be kept strictly confidential and used for research purposes only.