Media, University of Warwick
The #MeToo movement has created a new urgency for the discussion of sex on screen. It shed a new social and political importance on the issue of representation (Boyle, 2019), which is yet to be sufficiently addressed within Film and Television Studies. Following exemplary analysis of the relationship between sex on screen and its sociopolitical context (e.g Williams, 2008), this project will address a new corpus of film and television texts placing female sexuality within the emerging discursive contexts of #MeToo and contemporary feminist discourses. Through this process, the project will ask: How do the discourses of #MeToo frame and conceptualise female sexual agency and pleasure? How are these terms negotiated and problematised in the audiovisual texts of this period? In what ways do the texts open up pathways that go beyond the conceptions of sexual power and pleasure permissible within the #MeToo discourse?
You can read more about the project here.
The film was screened at various conferences and festivals as part of a developing installation, including:
-The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (RCSSD) 'Collisions Festival– Regeneration and Liberation' (September 2021)
-St Mary's University, Twickenham 'Healing the Wounds of Modern Slavery' conference' (October 2021)
-Feelings of Freedom Festival linked to the Resonate Festival/Coventry City of Culture at the Warwick Arts Centre (November 2021)
Barnes Film Festival (in competition)
Lift-off Filmmaker Sessions @PinewoodStudios (in competition)
Cyprus International Film Festival (winner of best talent for documentary short)