Pedophilia documentarian: 'Eighteen is just a number'

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[Jan-Willem] Breure, who is 23 and bankrolled the film entirely himself, said it was inspired by his own attraction to teenagers: recently, he said, he'd come to realize that he was attracted to girls as young as 15. He wanted to explore whether this attraction was truly pedophilia. Making the movie, he said, taught him that "there is a difference between the public definition and the real definition of pedophilia" - the public definition includes attraction to teens, while the "real" definition excludes this. He hopes that the film will teach everyone the difference between pedophilia and hebephilia, and perhaps lessen the "media hype" around pedophilia, which he says has made fathers fear showing affection for their own children. Making the project more confusing is Breure's lack of a clear political agenda. Sex between teens and adults is illegal (at least for teens under 16) in both the US and the Netherlands, but the filmmaker is circumspect about whether Western countries should rethink their age-of-consent laws. Breure appreciates that such laws encourage teenagers to finish school before they reproduce but says his ideal would be public policy that prevented teen pregnancy while acknowledging that "sex is a natural thing."

source: Article < Pedophilia Documentarian: "Eighteen Is Just A Number" > by Anna North; www.buzzfeed.com/annanorth/pedophilia-documentarian-eighteen-is-just-a-numb; BuzzFeed; May 2012