Michelle Obama, David Attenborough's Dynasties and the taboo of female sexual pleasure

Nov 28, 2018, 06:00 AM

In episode 26, we talk about the compassion and strength of Michelle Obama, the dedication of the makers of David Attenborough’s new series Dynasties, and the audacity of Gustav Klimt in his celebration of female masturbation. Our three figures are Michelle Obama, that the five episodes of Dynasties took 1950 days to film and Reclining Nude with Leg Raised by Gustav Klimt (1912-1913).

Figure 1: Michelle Obama

Becoming, Michelle Obama (2018)

https://www.waterstones.com/book/becoming/michelle-obama//9780241334140?awc=37871543274637060902fddc142fa2d21be6e03f07ec1d&utmsource=176013&utmmedium=affiliate&utm_campaign=Shopping+FM

Review: Becoming by Michelle Obama - the astonishing pressures of being First Lady

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/review-becoming-by-michelle-obama-the-astonishing-pressures-of-being-first-lady-zb6jkpffd

A look back at former First Lady Michelle Obama’s impact on America

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDxC1DBWqkc

The speech that made Obama

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFPwDe22CoY

Ellen & Michelle Obama go to Costco

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKWzKzZrzts

Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations: Michelle Obama

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/oprahs-supersoul-conversations/id1264843400?mt=2

Galdem

http://gal-dem.com/

Figure 2: The five episodes of Dynasties took 1950 days to film

How was Dynasties filmed

https://www.radiotimes.com/news/tv/2018-11-11/how-was-dynasties-filmed-bbc-natural-history-series-behind-the-scenes-david-attenborough/

David Attenborough on Dynasties: ‘I’ve never cried while filming, but I cry more easily nowadays,’ Clive Davis

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/david-attenborough-on-dynasties-ive-never-cried-while-filming-but-i-cry-more-easily-nowadays-vx655cd6h

Sir David Attenborough reveals behind-the-scenes filming techniques

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/wildlife/11337697/Sir-David-Attenborough-reveals-behind-the-scenes-filming-techniques.html

Top film-makers back penguin intervention on Attenborough show

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2018/nov/19/top-filmmakers-back-penguin-intervention-on-attenborough-show

Planet Earth II: Snakes chasing Iguana

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3OjfK0t1XM

Figure 3: Reclining Nude with Leg Raised, Gustav Klimt (1912-1913)

Klimt / Schiele review – the double act who saw the profound in the pornographic, Jonathan Jones

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/oct/31/klimt-schiele-review-pornographic-sex-death-profound

Klimt / Schiele review – their obsessions were mutual, Laura Cumming

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/nov/04/klimt-schiele-royal-academy-review-laura-cumming

The eroticism of Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele 

https://www.ft.com/content/1498fae6-dd0e-11e8-9f04-38d397e6661c

Gallery forced to cover up nude art, David Sanderson

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/gallery-forced-to-cover-up-nude-art-wrbhr30rb

#GirlsWankToo

https://www.pinkprotest.org/girls-wank-too/

For Women, Is Masturbation the Last Sex Taboo? Ann Friedman

https://www.thecut.com/2013/06/women-is-masturbation-the-last-sex-taboo.html

I went to a female masturbation class, Rose Sunrow

https://www.thecut.com/2012/11/i-went-to-a-female-masturbation-class.html

Kundalini awakening

http://www.the-unscripted-self.com/kundaliniawakening.html

Sacred Pleasure: Sex, Myth, and the Politics of the Body, Riane Eisler (1996)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sacred-Pleasure-Politics-Body-New-Paths/dp/0062502832

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