Heather Graham Writes Sexy Screenplay for Women
“…And you can find out more about what gets a woman off!”
In the same interview in which actress Heather Graham told Esquire that Hollywood is “totally sexist,” she announced plans for a film that focuses on the real sexuality of women.
“If you look at all the movies being made these days, eighty percent of them are about men,” Graham said.
“There’s not much I can do about it. It’s a sexist world and a sexist industry. But I’ve been very lucky as an actress, to work as much as I have and as consistently as I have. And when you don’t see the kind of stories out there that represent you, you have to make them yourself. I actually just wrote a script that I want to direct.”
The story focuses on sex from the “female point of view,” specifically women “who like having sex.”
“I don’t see anything in film about women who want to have sex,” the 44-year old Boogie Nights star said. “I don’t see myself and my friends represented. When do you ever get to see a movie from the point of view of a woman who’s more interested in having really great orgasms than finding a husband? I would say almost never.”
Graham hopes to not only direct the film, which is casting right now, but also star in it. The plan is to start shooting this summer.
In researching her screenplay, Graham turned to a real-life book called “Extended Massive Orgasm,” written by husband-wife duo Dr. Steve and Dr. Vera Bodansky.
The book claims to “show the beauty and power of the Extended Massive Orgasm,” taught by the duo who has “dedicated [their] lives to the study of sensuality and the power of orgasm.”
“To be honest, in this society, women are really nurturing, and we’re brought up to take care of other people,” Graham spoke of the book. “So we sometimes forget to ask ‘What feels good to me?’ or ‘What do I want?’ This book looks at sex in terms of what gets a woman off, as opposed to what gets a man off.
“But what actually gets a woman off? I think it’s worth exploring. I’m sure men really want to know. Why wouldn’t they? But it’s more mysterious. So these people wrote this book, going into depth about what’s involved.”
Graham has previously been seen in Swingers, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, and The Hangover. She is currently playing a reoccurring role in the last season of Showtime’s Californication starring David Duchovny.
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