Norwalk and Life-Long Friendship Captured On Film in New Documentary

“The Sexy Six: A Story of Lifelong Friendship”- by filmmaker Kathy Drasky will have an Online Film Premiere & Director Talk Back Hosted by the Norwalk Historical Society

NORWALK, CT – The Norwalk Historical Society is pleased to host the online premiere and director talk back for the Norwalk based documentary, “The Sexy Six: A Story of Lifelong Friendship”, by San Francisco filmmaker, Kathy Drasky. “The Sexy Six: A Story of Lifelong Friendship” chronicles the story of six South Norwalk natives — Helen, Ida, Jeanne, Marcia, Matty and Phyllis — the daughters of factory workers, who grew up in the Whistleville section of town, graduated from Norwalk High (Class of 1951) and followed a common trajectory — career girls, wives, motherhood — while maintaining their friendship and presence in the greater Norwalk community.

A talk with the film’s director is on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 5:30pm via Zoom. The film will be screened online from September 25, 2020 – October 4, 2020. Registration is required to view the film and join the talk. Register at The talk and film screening are free and open to the public.

“The Sexy Six: A Story of Lifelong Friendship” is a must-see for Norwalkers – natives and transplants alike. It celebrates a community where friendships last lifetimes and landmarks like the South Norwalk train trestle, the old Hat Corporation and Shady Beach become part of your DNA. Whether you have spent your whole life in the onetime “oyster capital of the world”, left for so-called greener pastures or came to Norwalk after living someplace else, “The Sexy Six” will reinforce your belief that Norwalk, Connecticut is great little city on Long Island Sound. You will be proud to share this film with your friends.

Learn more about the film and become a backer here: 10% of sales of the Sexy Six Cookbook will be donated to the Norwalk Historical Society.

Kathy Drasky is a filmmaker and photographer based in San Francisco. “The Sexy Six: A Story of Lifelong Friendship” is her third short documentary originating in her hometown of Norwalk, CT. Filming with an iPhone, Kathy supplements real-time video interviews with family photos, home movies, found footage, and local and personal histories to bring under-the-surface, yet compelling stories to life. Her films have screened internationally, won numerous awards, and twice been named to the Spotlight Documentary Film Awards’ annual “Top 250 Documentaries” list. Learn more about her work at: and

For more information on the Norwalk Historical Society visit, e-mail , or call 203-846-0525. The Norwalk Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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