Sex & Love Around the World
We’re excited (pun intended) about renown journalist, and girl gone 60, Christiane Amanpour’s new six-part documentary series, “Sex and Love Around the World.” Directed entirely by women, the series premieres this Saturday, March 17 at 10 pm on CNN.
In a CNN piece the veteran correspondent says, “In this journey I wanted to find out how people, especially women, could find true love and intimacy, where sex is safe and fun, and personal happiness comes before family and filial duty.”
"From Berlin to Beirut, Tokyo to New Delhi, Accra to Shanghai, everywhere I looked I found people seeking — and craving — love, intimacy and sexual fulfillment," she continues. "My quest took me to women and girls, who we so often dismiss as only victims of our patriarchal, misogynistic, hypersexualized culture, who were boldly seizing every opportunity for satisfaction and personal pleasure. I also found their evil downside: sexless marriages, industrial-scale infidelity and loneliness."
“Women are increasingly agents for their own happiness and their own fulfillment,” says Amanpour. "And it was just a beautiful opportunity to come face-to-face with that. And I loved it. It was reaffirming to me of life's essential optimism. And I am an optimist, despite all the bad stuff that I've reported on. And I believe strongly that women will achieve all their rights, not just their political rights and their economic rights, but their right to fulfillment and satisfaction and their right just to be themselves."
In light of the #MeToo movement and Time's Up, Amanpour's series could not be more relevant. We look forward to the intelligence, maturity and depth that this courageous woman will bring.
And in a final twist of irony, Charlie Rose has been replaced with Amanpour on PBS.