400+ of us have signed the following petition. We sent it to Netflix on September 6th and we received no reply.
OUR DEMAND FOR PRIVACY AND PROTECTION
Each of us is, or was, involved with OneTaste as a course participant, as a volunteer, as an employee, and/or as a member of a practice community built around OM. During the course of our involvement with OneTaste, we gave specific and exclusive authorization to OneTaste to film our participation in certain courses and activities solely for instructional/educational purposes.
We were recently horrified to learn Netflix’s producers unlawfully purchased footage of us, and/or images of us, and/or audio of us with the intent to use it in a film for profit. This material was on several hard drives (covering the period between the mid-2000s and 2016), and sold by a former OneTaste employee to a Netflix producer for money without our knowledge, permission, or consent.
Some of these courses were intimate for us and portions of the material might depict some of us in various stages of undress, as part of the OM practice or in other settings. In some cases, this includes extreme closeups of our genitals. Such material should never have been stolen or purchased by anyone, especially Netflix producers. This criminal act and vicious, atrocious, and wholly-invasive violation of our privacy is absolutely unconscionable, and must be rectified immediately.
Each of us demands that Netflix confirms that our likenesses will never be used or exploited in any way. We demand that Netflix and its producers immediately give us written assurances that none of the footage that was taken from OneTaste of any of us participating in any way will be used, broadcast, aired, sold, or otherwise exploited in any way. Furthermore, we demand that Netflix and its producers immediately give us written assurances that no footage of us of any kind will in any way be used, broadcast, aired, sold, or otherwise exploited in any way. We demand written assurances that you will not use our names, any audio recording of us, any pictures of us (blurred or otherwise), any video of us (blurred or otherwise), or any images or videos of our bodies. We require a response to this letter within 48 hours.
We are a community of women, men, non-binary folk, gender fluid folk, queer folk, trans folk, sex-positive advocates, humans of all races, and we have rights to our privacy and protection from this exploitation.