Girls On Film

Ep 171: Intimacy Coordinator Ita O’Brien talks about sex in Saltburn, Poor Things, Fair Play & more

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As we post this episode, we’re coming up to the third annual Girls On Film Awards 2024. They take place on Tuesday 20 February 2024 at Regent Street Cinema in London. We’ll celebrate the brilliant work made by women in film and will be joined by nominees, industry supporters and listeners. We give awards in 12 categories, and the undisputed climax of the night will be the award for the category 'Female Orgasm on Screen, sponsored by Intimacy On Set' for the second year running. In this episode, Intimacy On Set founder Ita O’Brien talks with Hedda Lornie Archbold, Girls On Film co-founder, about the four nominated films in this category: Fair Play, Joy Ride, Poor Things and Saltburn, as well as about some of the other notable films of the past year. Ita O'Brien is an Intimacy Coordinator and Movement Director for film, television, and theatre. Since 2014, she has been developing best practice when working with intimacy, scenes with sexual content, and nudity in film, TV, and theatre. Ita pioneered the role of Intimacy Coordinator, which is being adopted in leading production houses, including HBO, Netflix, and the BBC. Ita founded Intimacy on Set to provide trained, professional Intimacy Coordinators to the industry. Also in this episode, Anna Smith recommends some great films by women filmmakers in the run up to International Women’s Day 2024. Films mentioned in this episode: Men Up Saltburn Poor Things Fair Play Joy Ride How To Have Sex Barbie Oppenheimer Memory Four Daughters Copa 71 Origin Operas mentioned in this episode: Anthony and Cleopatra Television series mentioned in this episode: Bridgerton Brave New World Men Up is on BBC iPlayer Fair Play is on Netflix Joy Ride is streaming platforms including Apple TV. Saltburn is on Prime Video Poor Things is on streaming platforms including Prime Video and Apple TV from 27 February 2024. 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. Host: Anna Smith Producer: Hedda Lornie Archbold Audio editor: Emma Butt House band: MX Tyrants This episode is in partnership with Intimacy On Set © HLA Agency