Filmmaker Lucia Small’s Girl Talk explores the microcosm of gender bias within high school debate competitions, following five girl debaters through their high school years.
July 25, 2022
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“Girl Talk”: Documentarian Lucia Small, whose work includes the first-rate “My Father the Genius” delivers another knockout.
On Sunday, Boston director Lucia Small, known for her first-person documentaries, premieres her film “Girl Talk” about the complex world of Massachusetts high school debate.
Consider This cohost Steve Brown speaks with WBUR contributing arts reporter Erin Trahan, who explains how this film deepens Small’s lifelong examination of the female experience.
“Local filmmaker Lucia Small’s funny, moving, and slyly incisive look at five female members of the Newton South debate team offers a microcosm of how women encountering patriarchal prejudice can fight back,” praises Peter Keough in the Boston Globe.
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