BODY PARTS Documentary


Screening to be followed by a conversation with director Kristy Guevara-Flanagan, producer Helen Hood Scheer and intimacy coordinator Sarah Scott.

Kristy Guevara-Flanagan (ÁGUILAS/EAGLES, AFI FEST 2021) tackles the exploitation of women in the entertainment industry by dissecting sex scenes in well-known films. From manipulation and coercion to downright harassment, this deep dive into the treatment of women, both behind and in front of the camera, unveils the real-world impact that onscreen portrayals have after the credits roll. Pathways for improvement are explored, such as the recent introduction of intimacy coordinators and the crucial role they play in creating comfortable boundaries between cast and crew. Film scholars, historians and major names in acting and filmmaking, including Jane Fonda, Joey Soloway, Rose McGowan and Karyn Kusama, share their experiences and offer nuanced perspectives. BODY PARTS exposes that the depiction and treatment of women in cinema has pervasive, tangible consequences that the film industry is just beginning to confront. –Julia Kipnis

Kristy Guevara-Flanagan is an award-winning filmmaker and Associate Professor at UCLA. Her documentaries focusing on gender and representation have screened at Sundance, Tribeca and SXSW film festivals, the Getty Museum and PBS. They have been funded by ITVS, the Sundance and Tribeca Institutes, California Humanities and Latino Public Broadcasting.

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Country: USA

Year: 2022

Director: Kristy Guevara-Flanagan

Producer: Helen Hood Scheer

Executive Producers: Ruth Ann Harnisch, Abigail E. Disney, Daniel J. Chalfen, Adrienne Becker, Roger Clark

Directors of Photography: Frazer Bradshaw, Jason Joseffer

Editors: Liz Kaar, Anne Alvergue

Music: Nainita Desai

Cast/Featuring: Jane Fonda, Rose McGowan, Joey Soloway, Angela Robinson, Karyn Kusama

Running Time (minutes): 86

Language: English