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SlutTalk: Sex, Lies & Miramax

  • Volumes Book Cafe 1474 North Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL, 60622 United States (map)

Swingers. Good Will Hunting. Clerks. Pulp Fiction. Chicago.

Miramax Films, founded by Harvey Weinstein, is responsible for some of our most beloved contemporary films. Weinstein built a personal empire and influential film catalogue that was dependent on devaluing and dehumanizing women while he celebrated and funded men just like him. 

And for decades we awarded him. 81 times total.

SlutTalk founder & Gender Studies professor Alicia Swiz takes a look at popular Miramax films and what they teach us about men, women and sex. One part lecture, two parts Q&A, Swiz weaves personal narrative and media theory to incite critical dialogue about the influence Hollywood films have on our collective cultural identity.

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