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Utopian Living: Dylan Evans, Sex in Cinema

Dylan Evans tells Matthew Sweet about his utopian experiment in the Highlands and discusses survivalist communities. Matthew also explores attitudes to sex in British cinema.

Dylan Evans tells Matthew Sweet about his experimental community in the Scottish Highlands and why the Utopia Experiment failed. They are joined by Eileen Barker who has looked at communities set up by religious cults and Joe Duggan whose Transition Town in Crystal Palace aims to show you don't need to leave the real world to start working towards an ideal society.

Also our changing attitudes to eroticism on film. In the week when the release of the film Fifty Shades of Grey is causing much excitment Matthew discusses prudishness and prurience in British cinema with film historian Melanie Williams, sexploitation screen writer David McGillivray and documentary maker Kim Longinotto.

Dylan Evans's book is called The Utopia Experiment.
Fifty Shades of Grey and Kim Longinotto's Love Is All are released in cinemas Friday February 13th.

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45 minutes

Chapters

  • Dylan Evans

    Dylan Evans tells Matthew about his experimental community in the Scottish Highlands

    Duration: 11:49

  • Utopia

    Eileen Barker and Joe Duggan join Dylan Evans to discuss Utopian experiments

    Duration: 14:02

  • Eroticism

    Melanie Williams, David McGillivray and Kim Longinotto discuss eroticism on film

    Duration: 17:38

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest Dylan Evans
Interviewed Guest Eileen Barker
Interviewed Guest Joe Duggan
Interviewed Guest Melanie Williams
Interviewed Guest David McGillivray
Interviewed Guest Kim Longinotto
Producer Harry Parker

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