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Germaine Bloody Greer

Documentary following Germaine Greer. 31-year-old Germaine burst onto the scene in 1970 with The Female Eunuch. Germaine reflects on those days with candour and caustic wit.

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

Fearless, original and utterly charismatic, the 31-year-old Germaine Greer burst in to the national consciousness in 1970 with her game-changing bestseller 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 giddy days and reflects with honesty, candour and caustic wit about what it was about then and how it all feels now. A rich seam of archive, including previously unseen footage, and an explosive soundtrack immerses us in those revolutionary times.

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 Me Too? Germaine Greer: funny, clever, contrary, sensitive and caustic - there is simply no one like her. This film gets to know her.

59 minutes

Last on

Fri 1 Feb 2019 23:45

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Credits

Role Contributor
Interviewed Guest Germaine Greer
Interviewed Guest Bidisha SK Mamata
Interviewed Guest Rosie Boycott
Interviewed Guest Bea Campbell
Interviewed Guest Zoe Heller
Interviewed Guest Camille Paglia
Interviewer Barbara Hulanicki
Director Clare Beavan
Executive Producer James Quinn
Production Company Big Wheel Film & TV

Broadcasts

  • Sat 9 Jun 2018 21:00
  • Fri 15 Jun 2018 23:05
  • Fri 1 Feb 2019 23:45

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