Emma Thompson & First Class Moves

by | Nov 1, 2022

Hosted by Keri Ford

The Unmade Retreat experience focuses on Unbecoming as an immersive experience for women who consider themselves externally successful but internally unfulfilled. This is all about who we are being, who we get to unbecome, as well as how to have more by doing less. In this short but impactful episode, we will explore the question: what is a literal first class move?

Keri can think of no better example than the new film Good Luck to You, Leo Grande. Emma Thompson plays an important role in the movie, effectively conveying the experience most women face due to cultural norms. Due to patriarchal thinking, women live in suppression, are told their bodies are irrelevant as they age, and lose respect and grace as they age.

A first class move requires courage, and Emma Thompson embodies this in the film beautifully. Emma plays the role of a woman in her sixties who has been married for most of her life, but when her husband passes away, she realizes she has never experienced an orgasm, so she hires a sex worker to help her achieve it.

Keeping spoilers to a minimum, Keri discusses how she related to the thoughts and feelings expressed throughout the film by the main character and believes this film will resonate with most women. Women often feel irrelevant, undesirable, or unworthy of intimacy as they age, and younger women often feel the need to reverse aging in order to feel worthy. It is a great starting point if you have ever experienced such thoughts or if you want to gain a deeper understanding of them.

After listening to this podcast, go watch Good Luck to You, Leo Grande, available on Hulu, and report back with what you think about the last five minutes. It’s incredible and may leave you feeling emotional.

Our next Unmade retreat could be the perfect opportunity to further explore some of these topics in real time. You can apply to attend the next retreat on March 23rd here: https://elevatewithkeri.com/unmade/

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