No Shame in this Game

No Shame in this Game tells the story of shame, acceptance and empowerment of 7 people living with sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Each person discusses their journey through each of the aforementioned stages to demonstrate the possibility of living a life of full sexual self expression, fun, and freedom while being STI positive – a story not widely told and generally too stigmatized to discuss openly in some communities.

After documentary participants shared their stories, their STI status ceased having a mental hold on them. They experienced freedom from the shame holding them back and are now living empowered lives.

We hope that our viewers walk away with a new understanding of how common STIs are and feel like they, too, can live their lives shamelessly.

This film was produced by first-time Latina filmmaker, Jolene, whose personal journey with herpes is central to the film and inspired the project.

  • Blaze Nowara
  • Joshua Morin
  • Jolene Hernandez
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    21 minutes 5 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 17, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • No Shame in this Game Premiere
    New York
    United States
    August 5, 2023
  • No Shame in this Game Virtual Screening

    August 20, 2023
Director Biography - Blaze Nowara, Joshua Morin

Blaze and Josh are the founders of NOMO Films. NOMO Films is a video production company that helps brands promote a healthier and thriving future. We amplify and elevate emotional stories to find a unique audience and connection. We believe that films should be rooted in positivity and tell stories that inspire people to action.

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