Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Flying: Confessions of a Free Woman…

A bitch is addicted to Doc Day on the Sundance Channel.

I love it!

Every Monday they show documentary films and they usually debut one on Monday nights.

Did I mention that I love Doc Day?

Anyhoo, a certain someone sent this bitch an e-mail with a heads-up about a documentary series airing on Sundance that I probably should have told you about yesterday but…well, a bitch is busy and you chil’ren know how to use the internets.

Flying: Confessions of a Free Woman is a 6 part series that investigates the issues that women face throughout the word today: balancing work and family, abortion, infertility and IVF, sexual abuse, Female Genital Mutilation, sex-trafficking and self-determination among many other issues.

A bitch caught episodes 1 and 2 and I am hooked! Jennifer Fox is the subject/narrator/director/creative force behind this fascinating exploration of life. The first 2 episodes were strangely foreign and I didn’t expect them to be. My life is so removed from Fox’s life that I found myself not relating to her…but then I was dragged back because she’s just so fascinating.

Fox (in her early 40’s) agonizes of whether to have a baby and then says that if she were ever to have a baby she’d have to confront her ambivalence towards motherhood. A bitch isn’t a parent…unless you count my sorta-beagles…so I’m confused as hell by this. Does Fox want to have a baby but not be a parent? ‘Cause that’s do-able. Or is she scared that having a baby will change her, which is a different thing altogether?

See, that’s the kind of shit that is layered in on top of Fox’s relationship with a married lover and relationship with another lover she doesn’t love...her friends and their perspective and input...and the folks she works with all over the world.

Fascinating!

Anyhoo, a bitch plans to watch the rest of the series…I’m pretty sure I’d break out into hives if I missed it, I’m so anxious to know what the hell happens…and the nice folks at Zohe Films are offering all y’all a 15% discount on all DVD orders of the film.

Yay!

Just visit the store here, select the DVD and enter the coupon code - AFLYNPO15.

Viva la documentary!

3 comments:

lilalia said...

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Laura in L.A. said...

ABB, we live in parallel universes, I swear. I too love documentaries and I happened onto this one last night by chance. I also didn't relate to Fox for a number of reasons, but I was totally hooked. All her women friends around the world seemed so interesting--I wanted to know all about their lives. Thanks to you, I now know that there are 4 more "episodes!" Yay!

Laura :):):)

SagaciousHillbilly said...

I don't get Sundance, but I do get the Documentary Channel that is full of good edumacashunal stuff.

I'm just all about OmamaRama today. After a week of watching the MSM gang up on him with nonissues and listening to them talk endlessly about Billary's rising numbers, resurgence, comeback and possible coup, it was a glorious night.

Is it possible that the proles are waking up?