Project Launch 15/01/2010
On the 15th January 2010, we screened an American documentary called Still Doing it! about the intimate lives of women over 65. The documentary tries to reverse the widespread stereotypes about growing older and to inspire all women to “keep doing it” – “it” being whatever turns them on. The film shows the lives of nine women who tell relate with honesty and humour how they feel about sex and love in later life.
We had a full house for the screening which meant there was a lively discussion afterwards. The post-screening discussion raised some interesting points. Some women said they felt “inspired” by the film and said they had never seen anything like it before.
Others felt it wasn’t a very nuanced portrayal. There was also a criticism that it ignored the fact that some older women don’t feel sexy or have a low libido, and that the viewing could have benefitted from a more “mixed” audience – including men!
- Now Can You See Me?!
- BBC Interview
- Now can you see me?! Images of older women in Sheffield
- ESRC Impact Award 2014
- Charter against Ageism and Sexism in the Media (ChASM)
- Too Old and Ugly to be Useful: Film Footage
- Too Old and Ugly to be Useful
- International Women's Day in Barnsley
- Labour Party Commission on Older Women
- Impact News
- Project Findings
- Press Release
- Exhibition Dates
- Older Female Journalist Wins Ageism Case Against the BBC
- Intermediary Event
- Curator Appointed
- Curator wanted
- Green Estate Community Exhibition
- Workshops To Date
- Project Launch
- Media Coverage