January 19, 2011
Vol. 26 , No. 07
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Spitting Game: The College Hook-Up Culture
DENICE ANN EVANS
MONDAY, JANUARY 24, 2011
Denice Ann Evans' documentary “Spitting Game: The College Hook-Up Culture” (2007) asks the provocative question, “Is hooking up the new handshake on college campuses?” and promises to “change the way you look at campus life forever.” In “Spitting Game,” Evans covers the topic that is probably most discussed on our campus – the college hook up culture. The documentary analyzes the attitudes of students, parents and experts on “hooking up,” which Evans defines as “drunken, no-strings-attached sexual encounters” from the perspectives of gender politics and safety.
“Spitting Game” won Best Social Awareness Documentary at the 2009 Delray Beach Film Festival. It has been praised as “informative and insightful” by parents and as a “must see” for college health education professionals.
Denice Ann Evans is a writer-director and the CEO of J'Hue Film Productions. “Spitting Game” is her first documentary. She is a graduate of Emory University with a degree in Creative Writing and Film. Her next documentary, which is still in pre-production, is titled “The Science of Hooking Up.”
Along with safety issues and gender politics, “Spitting Game” discusses the role of alcohol, issues of consent, and the role of relationships and dating on college campuses.
Evans' talk is co-sponsored by the office of the Dean of Students at Claremont McKenna College