September 26, 2022
INTIMACY: STREAM IT OR SKIP IT?

One of the biggest fears in today’s connected world is that someone can get hold of personal information and use it against you, whether it’s to drain your bank account or humiliate you with intimate photos or videos. The thing is, this isn’t something that only happens to celebrities or people in power. A new series from Spain points that out, and shows victims that are fighting back instead of slinking into the darkness.

Opening Shot: Scenes of waves splashing on rocks. Then we zoom in and see a woman’s body floating just off shore. “Don’t look at me like that,” says a voice over. “I didn’t expect this to be the end of me, either.”

The Gist: We then go to city hall in Bilbao, a coastal city in Northern Spain. Deputy Mayor Malen Zubiri (Itziar Ituño) is an up-and-coming politician, and her party’s choice to run for mayor in the next election. Then, as she leaves the office, she sees a leaked video of herself having sex on a beach with a man who is not her husband.

While humiliating, Malen doesn’t think that this should cost her her job or the campaign. She and her husband Alfredo have been living separate lives for awhile, though they’ve kept that from their daughter Leire (Yune Nogueiras). This is despite the fact that she‘s the victim, her privacy violated by Cesar (Eduardo Lloveras), an old flame whom she was with in that video on a holiday in France, or someone using him to bring her down.

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