DIRECTED BY Kristy Guevara-Flanagan
PRODUCED BY Helen Hood Scheer
FEATURING Jane Fonda, Rosanna Arquette, Joey Soloway, Angela Robinson, Karyn Kusama, Rose McGowan, Alexandra Billings, & David Simon
For too long cinema has been dominated by the male gaze. This insightful, revealing documentary, shows the evolution of desire and “sex” on-screen from a female perspective—allowing women to reclaim the parts of themselves that have been objectified and exploited for decades.
Illuminating the closely-held secrets of a tight-lipped industry still ruled by capitalism, patriarchy, and white supremacy, Body Parts uncovers the often invisible processes involved in creating intimacy for mainstream American film and television, the toll these scenes exact on those directly involved, and the impact on women and girls in the real world. The documentary features candid interviews with actors and creators who are advocating for change, including Jane Fonda, Rosanna Arquette, Joey Soloway, Angela Robinson, Karyn Kusama, Rose McGowan, Alexandra Billings, Emily Meade, and David Simon. It highlights the voices of women like Sarah Scott and Sarah Tither-Kaplan who bravely spoke out against abusive behavior on their sets, were punished for it, and helped spark lasting improvements at major studios, including the groundbreaking introduction of intimacy coordinators.
Body Parts will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on June 12, 2022. Tickets for both in-person and virtual screenings are available here.