Last night as I was channel surfing something caught my eye. The title was Crazy Sexy Cancer and it was on TLC. I paused to check it out and I was so impressed. It made me laugh, cry, hope, and the best part it’s real. I highly recommend watching. You can check the schedule on TLC.com http://tlc.discovery.com/tv-schedules/special.html?paid=2.14415.55771.0.0 . Also check out the Crazy, Sexy Cancer website: at http://www.crazysexycancer.com/
About the flim:
On Valentine’s Day 2003, 31-year-old actress/photographer Kris Carr was diagnosed with a rare and incurable cancer. Weeks later, she began filming her story. Turning a seemingly tragic situation into a creative expression, Kris revealed her intimate thoughts, struggles and fears before the camera, sharing her story of survival with courage, strength, and lots of humor.
Said Carr, “What’s so sexy about cancer? The women who have it! They’re crazy, sexy, vibrant, loving, normal, sparkly and whole individuals.”
With experimental treatment as her only option, Kris searched for answers where there were none. She traveled throughout the U.S., interviewing experts in alternative medicine as she tenaciously dove head-first into a fascinating and often humorous world of holistic medicine.
Along the way, she met other vivacious young women determined to become survivors. She also met cameraman/editor Brian Fassett; they soon began a romance that finally culminated in a September 2006 wedding. As Kris’ amazing journey unfolds, she realizes that healing is about truly living rather than fighting.
Defiant and thought-provoking, Crazy Sexy Cancer documents one woman’s experience as both filmmaker and patient as she refuses to accept the status quo in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.
Said Carr, “People often ask me why I named the film Crazy Sexy Cancer. The answer is simple: to challenge the perceptions, to poke fun and bring humanity to a disease that is still so misperceived and feared. No matter what happened, I refused to be saddled with the isolating stigma associated with cancer. Just because it had changed my life forever, didn’t mean that I had changed.”
Said Debbie Myers, senior vice president, programming, TLC, “As a filmmaker, Kris Carr is a born storyteller, layering personal anecdotes, interviews and lots of humor effortlessly with the hard truth about cancer. And, as a subject, she is fearless and positively riveting. You simply can’t take your eyes off her. We are extremely proud to premiere Crazy Sexy Cancer on TLC.”
Crazy Sexy Cancer is produced by Red House Pictures and Cactus Three for TLC. For Red House Pictures, Kris Carr is writer, director, producer and cinematographer; Brian Fassett is producer, editor and cinematographer; Beth Nathanson is producer; Jessica Wolfson is co-producer; David Zellerford is co-producer; Lisa Cocciardi is associate producer; and Pagan Harleman is editor. For Cactus Three, Julie Goldman, Krysanne Katsoolis and Caroline Stevens are executive producers. For TLC, Brooke Runnette is executive producer.