A Story about Toni, Mike, and Valerie was filmed and produced in the mid-2000s and involved Rutgers students across the board—in research, production, and acting. In it, Mike is a young working man who spends his home life with his girlfriend, Toni, and Toni’s young daughter.
But, on the side, he also sees Valerie, and practices safer sex with neither. When Valerie gets pregnant and discovers she has a sexually transmitted disease, Toni’s world is turned upsidedown.
The video offers alternative endings, with Toni either insisting that Mike use condoms or dumping him altogether—in what Jones refers to as a “higher power” sex script, one in which a woman exercises her choices to promote her own well being. Learn more.