Jumping right in, I share my recent reading experience by Victoria Aveyard, Realm Breaker, a young adult fantasy book I really enjoyed. I prefer reading books in English for the simple reason that I enjoy sharing book quotes, and if they are in Swedish the audience is quite a lot smaller than when in English.
Being an avid reader, reading a large quota of English books, this is one reason why my English vocabulary is so well-stocked. Sitting down to write this, I made the connection to what we spend a lot of time meandering about in our conversation, namely RedCheeks, Izzy’s podcast where you can “peek behind the scenes and listen to long-form interviews with people who work with intimacy on screen.”
I’m super happy about this and I’m super excited for things to come because I started saying… Sorry, maybe if you have a question, go ahead and ask, because I started, like, unfolding…
Unfold! That’s the whole purpose of these conversations. For you to unfold or for us to unfold.
Intimacy on screen’, you say.
Yup. The very one. That’s what RedCheeks is all about… except… both me and Izzy agree wholeheartedly that questions relevant to broach when it comes to intimacy on a movie set, are as relevant when it comes to intimacy e v e r y w h e r e !
What am I ok with? What do I feel comfortable doing, or receiving? What do I like? What do I want? And how do I want it? Where’s my boundaries? What am I consenting to? And what about you? How can we keep an ongoing conversation about consent flowing?
Beauty is in discovering all these things about the person you are with. Talking with them, diving deep and just exploring things together. ~Izzy
‘And how does this connect to expanding my English vocabulary through reading’, you ask, scratching your head, somewhat confused…
Well. Simply by having the conversation, asking the question(s), pondering my answer or the answer of my partner, I am expanding my intimacy vocabulary, aren’t I? And that’s a vocabulary that I can carry with me everywhere, because intimacy sure is so much more than bodies naked together in a bed, isn’t it?
I invite you to dive deep into intimacy with me and Izzy here. I’d be very surprised if there wasn’t at least one or two moments of genuine tankespjärn for you here.
Izzy can be found through RedCheeks
Realm Breaker by Victoria Aveyard, a Young Adult fantasy book
Steve Emery, another meandering conversation-partner of mine
Five Corners at Lilith Performance Studio
RedCheeks podcast episode with a sex worker
2 thoughts on “36. Unfolding intimacy on screen | with Izzy”
I listened to this episode a little while back and I couldn’t (and wouldn’t) stop myself posting what I was feeling… So I did. At least I tried. Not having a space for leaving a comment I sent it to the “contact” link and I told Helena about my surprise when my comment won’t be there for others to start a conversation… because that is what I wanted, start a conversation, or maybe participate in the conversation, or maybe open the conversation for others to jump in. I told Helena. She has made it possible, for me and for everyone else, to jump in the meandering conversations… so much juice in there!!!
So here is me, joining the conversation:
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Just finished listening episode 36 with Izzy about many things, I would highlight, all of them connected (I think) with intimacy in a way or another… When she talks about languages with her accent who [I am giving to her accent a person character, because she (the accent) is so alive] speaks without saying about sweetness, about a “let’s play” attitude, about passion and strength, and also is asking me to care what she (Izy the person) is saying. When she and you, Helena, are talking about young adults books, there is an implicit reference to the vulnerability (from the intimacy of age) of those readers, that really got me trembling, I am intending to read children and young adult’s boos this year and maybe I am more sensitive to the matter, but still very goosebump-like sensation on my skin, and then when she travels through her experience with people who share themselves on screen naked, touching and being touched, I was in awe. Thank you both of you. [Not sure if this is the way to comment on the podcasts, maybe there is a more public way, if you point me in the direction I will re-comment there]. There is one more thing but I’m having difficulty on capture it, I will wait because it is still distilling from my skin to my fingertips.
That one more thing was the scent, the smell of Izzi’s words… After a few weeks, I still have that smell on my skin.
Makes me so happy to see your comment on the website now – and equally happy to read about your experience through listening to this episode. <3