MetFilm Sales has acquired worldwide rights to filmmaker Kristy Guevara-Flanagan’s feature-length documentary “Body Parts” ahead of its world premiere Sunday in the Spotlight section of the Tribeca Film Festival.
The photo shows the evolution of on-screen desire and sex from a female perspective, “enabling women to reclaim the parts of themselves that have been objectified and exploited for decades,” according to a statement. . It reveals the processes involved in creating intimacy for mainstream American film and television, the toll these scenes have on those directly involved, and the impact on women and girls in the real world.
The documentary features candid interviews with actors and creators advocating for real change, including Jane Fonda, Rosanna Arquette, Joey Soloway, Angela Robinson, Karyn Kusama, Rose McGowan, Alexandra Billings, Emily Meade and David Simon.
It highlights the voices of women like Sarah Scott and Sarah Tither-Kaplan who have spoken out against abusive behavior on their sets, been punished for it, and helped drive lasting improvements at major studios, including the introduction of intimacy coordinators.
Guevara-Flanagan and producer Helen Hood Scheer combine these interviews with excerpts from the Hollywood archives, scenes of truth that immerse audiences in lesser-known aspects of cinema, and re-enactments that illustrate the emotional resonance of this sensitive subject.
“From the moment we saw ‘Body Parts‘ we knew it would entertain and cause positive change in equal measure,” said Mitch Clare of MetFilm Sales, “and we are absolutely thrilled to bring it to the international market. .”
“The ‘Body Parts‘ team is thrilled to partner with MetFilm Sales. We love the diversity of documentary films on their roster in terms of story, style and point of view, and admire their in-depth knowledge of the global market. Guevara-Flanagan and Scheer said in a joint statement.
“Body Parts” is presented and produced by Level Forward and is a production of Chuparosa Films and Nutshell Productions, in association with Naked Edge Films, The Harnisch Foundation and The deNovo Initiative. Executive producers are Ruth Ann Harnisch, Abigail E. Disney, Daniel J. Chaflen, Adrienne Becker, Roger Clark, Dawn Bonder, and Marci Wiseman. The co-executive producers are Caterin Camargo-Alvarez, Jess Kwan and Kat Vecchio.
Based at Ealing Studios in London, MetFilm Sales specializes in worldwide sales of feature films and documentary series. The slate includes Sundance competition entry “Misha and the Wolves” by Sam Hobkinson and “The Return: Life After Isis” by Alba Sotorra (SXSW Competition 2021). Other notable tracks include Sundance 2020 Sundance Award-winning Jerry Rothwell’s 2020 Sundance and Emmy-nominated ‘Shooting The Mafia’ 2019 Berlinale entry Kim Longinotto’s ‘The Oslo Diaries’. the 2019 streaming hit “Last Breath”, and the true crime series “The Motive” (2021). MetFilm Sales operates alongside MetFilm Production.