The documentary is directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Nicole Newnham (Crip Camp). The following is a synopsis of Shere Hite’s best-selling book, “The Hite Report,” which liberated female orgasm by revealing the most intimate details of thousands of anonymous surveys. Her findings rocked the American establishment and current conversations about gender, and sexuality.
Dakota Johnson and Ro Donnelly are producing through their TeaTime Pictures. Johnson also features in the film as the voice of Hite, the renowned sex researcher and author of The Hite Report.
Dakota Johnson, who is best known for Cha Cha Real Smooth and Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, said “The opportunity to come on board to not only be the voice of but also support and amplify the stunning work and message of the formidable Shere Hite was a no brainer. We couldn’t think of a better time for her story to be told.”
In a statement, Newnham said, “I am honored and thrilled that Dakota agreed to partner with us on the film and to be the voice of Shere Hite, drawn from Shere’s words and writings,” Newnham added, “Dakota’s affinity for Hite — as an artist, a woman, and a feminist herself — enables her to brilliantly imbue the film with the startling mix of revolutionary bravery, preternatural perspective, fragility, femininity and strength that we were drawn to in Shere. Hearing her performance in the film brought everything together, and quite simply took my breath away.”
Hite, who died in 2020 at the age of 77, spent the last decades of her life in Europe after being relentlessly attacked in the United States by conservatives upset by her work that “challenged restrictive conceptions of sex and opened a dialogue in popular culture around women’s pleasure.