The Trouble with the F Word, a documentary directed by Vanessa Pellegrin, has launched a Kickstarter campaign the help fund the rest of the important documentary.
In the UK and US, only 19% of the population claim themselves to be feminists. The documentary focuses on Lucy Anne-Holmes is an activist feminist and Nick Lancaster is an egalitarian that has trouble understanding the F word. To understand each other’s positions, Lucy and Nick will be taking on each other’s roles and will be forced to view feminism on a different level. While Nick has to participate in things like the ‘Walk a Mile in her Shoes’ event and educate himself on the difficulties in life for women, Lucy will be campaigning for men’s rights movements and learn about unfairness in the male world.
The Trouble with the F word has been in progress for the past three years and needs one last push to be completed. Feminism and gender equality have been particularly controversial subjects in the last few years. Through this documentary, Vanessa Pellegrin shows the issues with the label of feminism, the men’s side of today’s gender issues and the pros and cons of third wave feminism. Not only will Nick and Lucy be taking challenges from each other, but they will also be taking challenges from the Kickstarter backers.
To help fund the rest of this important documentary, The Trouble with the F word is asking for help around the world to raise the 70k needed on Kickstarter in order to complete the documentary. Kickstarter is a benefit corporation where projects have 30 days to reach their target or sadly, fail.
The Kickstarter campaign is now live and you can view it here. Watch an in-depth interview below with Lucy, Nick and Vanessa about their goals for the campaign and the involvement of their backers.