Body Parts


Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Fri, Feb 3, 2023 3:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Sun, Feb 5, 2023 3:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Mon, Feb 6, 2023 3:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Wed, Feb 8, 2023 6:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Thu, Feb 9, 2023 6:30 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Documentary Feature
Release Year:2022
Run Time:86 minutes
Production Country:United States
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Kristy Guevara-Flanagan


Innovative and incisive, “Body Parts” explores the evolution of desire and “sex” on-screen from a woman’s perspective. Demystifying the often invisible processes in creating intimacy for film and television, the documentary sheds light on the most closely-guarded secrets of an industry now at a crossroads.

“Body Parts” features candid interviews with actors and creators who are advocating for real change, including Jane Fonda, Joey Soloway, Angela Robinson, Karyn Kusama, Rose McGowan, Rosanna Arquette, Alexandra Billings, Stacy Rukeyser, Emily Meade, David Simon, and Tanya Saracho.

Deftly illustrated with movie clips stretching back to Eadweard Muybridge’s motion studies, “Body Parts” is part film-history lesson on the dominance of the heterosexual male gaze and part clarion call for employing intimacy coordinators across the entertainment field. It neither shies away from uncomfortable conversations nor ignores image-makers trying to set a higher, more inclusive bar on set and on screen.

“Sure-fire hit for the cinephile crowd.” — Criterion Cast

“Reveals the nuts and bolts behind the sultriest movie moments.” — The Hollywood Reporter

“One of the Tribeca 2022’s best documentaries. Incredibly accessible to a wide audience, cinephiles and casual film fans alike.” — Reel News Daily