Livia Cheibub

Lívia Cheibub is a Brazilian film director, editor and executive producer. Her short films have screened in festivals in the US and internationally. She has worked with a wide variety of clients and networks, including HBO, Vice, Amazon, MTV, Target, Nestlé, Danone, HP, Oxygen, NuvoTV and New York Public Radio. Graduated a journalist, has always approached the world with a storyteller’s curiosity. Her focus is in working on films designed to provoke inspiration and debate.

About eight years ago, New York-based director Lívia Cheibub began to explore how sex is portrayed in film, and noticed how female pleasure and sexual freedom are strikingly absent. That is, she has always been intrigued by the film industry representation of sex scenes in a manner that won't overly sexually stimulate the audience. In turn, she has attempted to film real actors and couples having sex, until it became clear that casting amateur porn actors was the best avenue to achieve her vision.


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