Germaine Bloody Greer

Saturday 9 June



What is it like being Germaine Greer? This brand new documentary spends time with her and finds out.

Fearless, original and utterly charismatic, the 31 year-old Germaine Greer burst onto national consciousness in 1970 with her game-changing blockbuster, The Female Eunuch. What did it feel like to be at the eye of the storm? What did the events at the time mean to the people caught up in them?

Germaine takes us back to those heady days and reflects with characteristic candour and caustic wit about what it was all about then and how it all feels now. A rich seam of archive, including previously unseen footage, and a brilliant soundtrack helps immerse the viewer in that revolutionary moment.

Is The Female Eunuch still relevant? Are women and girls today any less slavish when it comes to male approval? And what does Germaine think of #MeToo?

Germaine Greer: funny, clever, contrary, sensitive and caustic - there is simply no one like her. In this film we get to know her.

Germaine Bloody Greer is directed by Clare Beavan. The production company is Big Wheel Film & Television. The executive producer is James Quinn. The Commissioning Editor for the BBC is Emma Cahusac.

As previously announced, Germaine Bloody Greer is scheduled to transmit in the UK this summer as part of BBC’s Hear Her series, which will mark the anniversary of women’s suffrage.