Channel 4 is to air a season of programmes exploring the gender debate – from feminism, gender privilege and sexual violence to gender identity and gender fluidity.
Channel 4’s Deputy Director of Programmes, Kelly Webb-Lamb, said: ‘The issues around gender and gender identity are some of the most charged and hotly debated of our time. Through a collection of entertaining, thoughtful and provocative programmes, this season will feature a broad range of inspiring people who add their varied and informative voices to the wider debate.’
The shows in the season are:
Genderquake will explore the gender identities being adopted by a new generation of millennials. To get to the heart of the topic eleven young Brits will live together under one roof for one week. The eleven people come from across the spectrum of gender and sexuality and all have strong – and varied – opinions on the subject. During their stay they will get the chance to get to know each other and explore their differing views.
Series Producer: Hamish Fergusson
Executive Producers: Nick Hornby and Tina Flintoff
Production Company: Optomen
Genderquake: the debate
Channel 4 will be holding a studio discussion where a wide-ranging panel of guests will look at what gender means in 2018. Is gender in the body or the brain? Should it be easier to change gender? Does gender matter anyway?
Producer: Anne Henry
Executive Producer: Chris Shaw
What Makes a Woman? W/T
Transgender model and social activist Munroe Bergdorf examines the changing world of gender and identity in today’s society, as she becomes both author and subject of her first UK documentary.
The film follows Munroe as she undergoes dramatic facial feminisation surgery as part of tackling her gender dysphoria, a hugely personal moment that kick starts an exploration of the central question – "What Makes a Woman?" (working title).
Producer/Director: Karen McGann
Senior Producer: Cara Cummings
Executive Producers: Laura Jones and Leila Monks
Prod co: Antidote Productions
A series of pranks, stunts and sketches by comedians Grace Campbell, Sophie Duker, Jen Wakefield and Cam Spence.
Series Producer: Matthew Gillbe
Executive Producer: Gary Reich
Production Company: Brown Eyed Boy
Random Acts: The Lady That Dances
A collaboration with ballet dancers Sophie Rebecca and spoken word artist Ash Palmisciano in performance exploring the theme of transition. Sophie is one of the first transgender women to pass the Royal Academy of Dance Examination. Ash is an actor and writer who also happens to be a transgender man.
Producer: Jessica Beckett
Director Joppe Rog,
Production Company: Present Plus Film
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