Girls On Film / Ep 80: Joanna Scanlan talks about her starring role in After Love - and her Insta series, Sex Lives

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Feminism, faith and ferries to France… actor Joanna Scanlan tells Anna all about her new leading role in the film After Love. Written and directed by Aleem Khan, this tense, personal drama follows Mary (Joanna) as she uncovers her late husband’s secret. When questioned on the feminist angle of the film, Joanna makes an interesting point about our double standards on male and female bodies when it comes to a particular scene. Anna and Joanna also discuss the complex clash between the central female characters, what it was like preparing for the role, and their favourite scenes. Listen to the end to find out how Joanna’s been shaking off sexual shame in lockdown! Other Movie and TV mentions: The Thick of It, Notes on a Scandal, Pin Cushion, Girl with a Pearl Earring, Bridget Jones' Baby. #AfterLove @BFI @britishfilminstitute Sex Lives: Become a patron of Girls on Film on Patreon here: Follow us on socials: Watch Girls On Film on the BFI’s YouTube channel:…L89QKZsN5Tgr3vn7z Girls On Film is an HLA production. Executive producer: Hedda Archbold. Audio Producer and Assistant Producer: Elliana Jay. Principal Partner: Peter Brewer. Assistant Producer and Social Media Manager: Heather Dempsey.