Screening from Fri 12 Jan at HOME, captivating new film The Disappearance of Shere Hite explores the pivotal studies of a largely forgotten feminist researcher, the reasons for her mysterious erasure from social history and her influence on modern conceptions of sexuality.
Hailed as ‘a smart tribute to a fascinating woman’ by the Hollywood Reporter, Academy Award nominee® Nicole Newnham’s breathtaking film uncovers the peculiar and profound story of the groundbreaking author and her seminal 1976 work, The Hite Report, which challenged accepted conceptions of sex and the restrictive discourse around women’s pleasure. Drawn from anonymous survey responses, Hite’s book ignited an unprecedented public dialogue via the secret confessions of ordinary women, laying bare the reality of feminine intimacy while provoking a brutal media backlash.
Narrated by Dakota Johnson and featuring first-hand accounts from personal journals, extensive research from exclusive archives and the original survey responses from the book, The Disappearance of Shere Hite presents an intricate and illuminating portrait of the unsung pioneer, whose work in a time of formative societal change remains clearly identifiable in contemporary conversations about sexuality, gender and bodily autonomy, while also presenting a prescient cautionary tale about the historic fate of women who dare to speak out against sexual and political oppression.
Tickets are available to book from Tue 9 Jan – grab yours here.
Check out the trailer below.
Fri 12 Jan, HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Pl, Manchester, M15 4FN, Tel: 0161 200 1500
- Wolf McFarlane
- Published on:
- Fri 5 Jan 2024