Show Notes

This week, we welcome guest host Jennifer Proctor, filmmaker and Associate Professor of Journalism and Screen Studies at University of Michigan-Dearborn, for a robust discussion of the new documentary#FemalePleasure?and its examination of female agency in the modern world. Following that group review, we play Chris?s interview with director Pia Hellenthal and writer Giorgia Malatrasi, co-creators of Searching Eva, a highly stylized portrait of feminist intellectual and sex worker Eva Coll?. Join us as we follow women forging their own paths, patriarchy be damned.

Group Review Documentary:

#FEMALEPLEASURE (Barbara Miller, 2019)

Begins releasing in U.S. theaters on October 18

Film Featured in Interview Portion:

SEARCHING EVA (Pia Hellenthal, 2019)

Currently playing in festivals

Other Films and Sites Mentioned:


Links to review and interview by Christopher Llewellyn Reed:



  • 00:37 ? Intro
  • 05:53 ? Group Discussion of #FEMALE PLEASURE
  • 21:53 ? Chris interviews Pia Hellenthal and Giorgia Malatrasi of SEARCHING EVA
  • 37:40 ? Doc Talk



Artwork by Hilary Campbell

Intro music by Jeremiah Moore

Transitional music by BELLS (thanks to Christopher Ernst)

Editing and shownotes by Christopher Llewellyn Reed