Melbourne, October 25 (ANI): An Australian filmmaker, who auctioned the virginity of a young woman and man online for a documentary, has said that the movie isn't really about sex.
Justin Sisley from Melbourne hopes viewers will witness the transformation of the lives of Alex Stepanov, a 21-year-old Australian student, and Catarina Migliorini, 20, from Brazil.
According to the 30-year-old, Catarina's virginity was sold to a Japanese man called Natsu for 780,000 dollars but Alex only managed to pull in 3000 dollars from a Brazilian woman in an auction.
Both virgins will keep the money, a key part of the change Sisley wants his film to portray.
"People always ask how are people going to change after having sex," the Age quoted Sisley as saying.
"But it's not about that.
"It's about the before and after; how they're going to change with all this attention and how they're going to change with the money they get from the auction.
"I want to see where they invest it and how long it's going to last," he said.
Sisley said Alex was upset about getting only a fraction of Catarina's price for his virginity.
"It's interesting from a sociological point of view to compare what virginity is worth for a girl and what it's worth for a guy," he said.
"It's something we expected. We never thought he was going to reach anywhere near the amount that she did," Sisley said.
Sisley has received hundreds of emails from people protesting against the auction, mainly family groups.
"I don't disagree with them, that the film appears to present sex as a commodity, but I'll let the film speak for itself," he said.
"The cast have made their own decisions," he added.
Catarina doesn't yet know when she will have sex with the winning bidder, but said the auction was a good thing.
Sisley's four-person team have been filming for three-and-a-half years and hope to release either a film or a TV series next year. (ANI)