Live Talks Los Angeles event:
This event was taped with an audience on November 3, 2022.
in conversation with Rachel Lindsay
Dying of Politeness
$40 Virtual General Admission + signed book*
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From two-time Academy Award winner and screen icon Geena Davis, the surprising tale of her “journey to badassery”—from her epically polite childhood to roles that loaned her the strength to become a powerhouse in Hollywood.
Geena Davis, a two-time Academy Award winner, is one of Hollywood’s most respected actors, having appeared in several roles that became cultural landmarks, such as Thelma in Thelma & Louise, Dottie Hinson in A League of Their Own, and Mackenzie Allen in Commander in Chief. She is also a world-class archer and is now recognized for her tireless advocacy of women and girls, as Founder and Chair of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media.
Extra correspondent Rachel Lindsay is an author, attorney, media personality, podcaster, and speaker. She cohosts The Ringer’s Higher Learning podcast and Morally Corrupt podcast. Prior to her media career, she practiced law at Cooper & Scully, P.C., in Dallas. Last year, Lindsay authored a collection of essays titled, Miss Me With That: Hot Takes, Helpful Tidbits, and a Few Hard Truths. Lindsay is also making her fiction debut with the recently announced novel Real Love, available March 2023. Lindsay is also an ambassador for the College Football Playoff Foundation and a member of the University of Texas at Austin College of Education Advisory Council. She lives in Los Angeles.
“With saucy self-deprecation, robust glee, and touch of goofiness, Davis recounts behind-the-scenes anecdotes from her award-winning film and TV career with a dishiness that only thinly veils the underlying message of empowerment and commitment that enabled her own journey to women’s advocacy for gender equality and opportunity off- and on screen … Davis’ memoir will be hot, given its dual draw of Hollywood tales and urgently needed gender-rights advocacy.” — Booklist
At three years old, Geena Davis announced she was going to be in movies. Now, with a slew of iconic roles and awards under her belt, she has surpassed her childhood dream—but the path to finding yourself never did run smoothly. In this simultaneously hilarious and candid memoir, Davis regales us with tales of a career playing everything from an amnesiac assassin to the parent of a rodent, her eccentric childhood, her relationships, and helping lead the way to gender parity in Hollywood—all while learning to be a little more badass, one role at a time. Dying of Politeness is a touching account of one woman’s journey to fight for herself, and ultimately fighting for women all around the globe.