Good Luck To You, Leo Grande is comical, warm, witty, vulnerable, empowering, emotional, brave, sexy and intimate. Oh, and did I mention funny.
It is said that a good film provokes your thoughts and emotions long after the credits roll. Good Luck To You, Leo Grande does exactly that.
SheSociety was fortunate to have a one-on-one chat with Australian director Sophie Hyde about her wonderful new movie.
The basic story of Good Luck To You, Leo Grande is about a retired, widowed schoolteacher Nancy Stokes who is yearning for some adventure, and some sex. Good sex.
She has a plan: she hires a young sex worker named Leo Grande to help her on a journey of intimate discovery and acceptance.
In the following podcast SheSociety chats to Sofie Hyde about intimacy and the shame women associate with our body and societal perceptions that can prevent our pursuit of pleasure and happiness.
It also explores the shame often associated with Sex Workers.
Sophie’s direction comically captures a cacophony of emotions and issues that woman of all ages relates to and takes us on a journey of sexual intimacy, and in this case, discovery and desire.
Sophie also gives us an insight to working with her amazing cast of Emma Thompson as Nancy Stokes and Daryl McCormack as Leo and how Thompson and McCormack even surprised themselves while rehearsing and filming this funny but deeply intimate script.
SheSociety loves Good Luck To You, Leo Grande like a night of champagne, laughter and unforgettable intimacy, and hopes that you enjoy the following podcast chat with director Sophie Hyde.
Good Luck To You, Leo Grande is in cinemas on August 18
Hear the podcast with Sophie Hyde here.
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