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Thu, 11 Jan

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Online Webinar, via Zoom

Special Opportunity: The Disappearance of Shere Hite: Virtual Screening

A special opportunity for WFTV members to watch upcoming documentary feature, The Disappearance of Shere Hite. Directed by Academy Award® nominee Nicole Newnham (Crip Camp) and narrated by Dakota Johnson.

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Special Opportunity: The Disappearance of Shere Hite: Virtual Screening
Special Opportunity: The Disappearance of Shere Hite: Virtual Screening

Time & Location

11 Jan 2024, 10:00 GMT – 28 Jan 2024, 23:50 GMT

Online Webinar, via Zoom

About the Event

A special opportunity for WFTV members to watch upcoming documentary feature, The Disappearance of Shere Hite. Directed by Academy Award® nominee Nicole Newnham (Crip Camp) and narrated by Dakota Johnson.

Shere Hite’s 1976 bestselling book, The Hite Report, liberated the female orgasm by revealing the most private experiences of thousands of anonymous survey respondents. Her findings rocked the American establishment and presaged current conversations about gender, sexuality, and bodily autonomy. So how did Shere Hite disappear?

You can watch the trailer for the film here

The Disappearance of Shere Hite will be in UK cinemas from 12th January 2024.

* WFTV members will receive a link to view the documentary feature in your registration confirmation email. All links will be available until midnight on Sunday 28th January.* 

The Disappearance of Shere Hite

The Hite Report, a groundbreaking study of the intimate experiences of women, remains one of the bestselling books of all time since its publication in 1976. Drawn from anonymous survey responses, the book challenged restrictive conceptions of sex and opened a dialogue in popular culture around women’s pleasure. Its charismatic author, Shere Hite, a feminist sex researcher and former model, became the public messenger of women’s secret confessions. With each subsequent bestseller, she engaged television titans in unforgettably explicit debates about sexuality while suffering the backlash her controversial findings provoked. But few remember Shere Hite today. What led to her erasure? Digging into exclusive archives, as well as Hite’s personal journals and the original survey responses, filmmaker Nicole Newnham (Crip Camp, 2021 Best Feature Documentary Oscar® Nominee, Audience Award Winner: U.S. Documentary, 2020 Sundance Film Festival) transports viewers back to a time of great societal transformation around sexuality. Her revelatory portrait is a rediscovery of a pioneer who has had an unmistakable influence on current conversations about gender, sexuality, and bodily autonomy, as well as a timely, cautionary tale of what too often happens to women who dare speak out.

WFTV members will receive details of the screening and access to the interview in your registration confirmation email.

This event is for existing WFTV members only.

If you are not a member and would like to join, membership costs just £100 + VAT/yr, please click here or email admin@wftv.org.uk

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