Wednesday, May 23, 2018
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'You Are the One' uses humor to build sexual assault awareness

Nothing about sexual assault is funny. That doesn't prevent Becca Tieder and Kelly Addington from using humor to help victims deal with its effects.

"That's what we shoot for," said Tieder, a key player in You Are the One, a documentary of sexual assault awareness making its premiere 8 p.m. Saturday at Reeves Theatre on the University of Tampa campus.

"It's designed to be funny because that's who Kelly and I are," Tieder said. "We're wildly inappropriate yet passionate about addressing this issue. But we're going to do it in the most authentic way possible."

Directed by Tampa filmmaker Barbara Rosenthal, You Are the One shows Tieder and Addington sharing their personal experiences with college-age audiences accustomed to irreverence.

"For people to really become emotionally involved with something, it's good to not beat them over the head," Rosenthal said. "Humor is emotion as well. Life isn't always heavy and harsh. There's got to be a balance that reflects a normal, healthy life."

According to Tieder, such a life includes victims regaining comfort with their sexuality — a key issue in You Are the One.

"We can empower people to have the healthiest possible outlook, so they can enjoy the sex they choose to have," she said.

"There are tragic stories . . . and there are so many survivors who feel their story ends there. It doesn't have to. I want people to see the victory in survival."

Rosenthal, Tieder and Addington will attend Saturday's premiere, and answer questions afterward.

General admission is $10, with VIP packages available for $25 and $40. Visit youaretheonefilm.org for information and a preview trailer.

Steve Persall, Times movie critic

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