Girls On Film

Activist special: Menopause revolution + middle aged women on screen with Kate Muir and Nicky Clark

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We need more middle-aged women on screen - and this episode’s guests are leading the revolution. First, Anna chats to menopause activist Kate Muir about her latest documentary: Davina McCall: Sex, Mind and The Menopause. Kate shares behind the scenes stories about her activism, about filming the show and what has helped her in her personal menopause experience. She also gives tips for documentary filmmakers who are just starting out (bring snacks!) and shares exciting plans for hitting Hollywood. Our second guest is Nicky Clark, who founded the Acting Your Age Campaign and works tirelessly to pressure broadcasters and filmmakers to achieve parity when it comes to the ages of men and women on screen. She shares her choices for great depictions of women over 45 on screen, as well as a famous superhero movie that has a staggering imbalance. Finally, she shares her hopes for the future of the campaign and explains how you can get involved. UK listeners can watch Davina McCall: Sex, Mind and The Menopause on Channel 4 at 9pm on Monday 2nd May 2022, and afterwards on All4. Other films mentioned: The Lost Daughter; Nomadland; After Love. 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. Executive Producer: Hedda Archbold. Audio Producer: Benjamin Cook. Assistant Producer: Shanaiya Pithiya. House band: MX Tyrants.