Enlightened dating for men
challenges society’s stereotypes of masculinity as well as getting to the heart of why men are so fixated with their members.
Emotional, revelatory, and intensely engaging, this film takes on one of society’s last taboos and culminates in one of the most daring exhibitions ever seen in the UK, as Lawrence puts together the world’s largest collection of penis portraiture ever seen!
"I do think pornography and the way it seeped into culture has had some effect because it's so saturated, it's so become a norm that people are seeing sex and their bodies through a completely distorted lens." -Rowan Peeling, Former Editor of the Erotic Review.
The series was created by Mike White, who wrote every episode, and Laura Dern, who plays the lead role of Amy Jellicoe.
In 2012, Laura Dern won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy for her role in the series.
The show was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy.
After the completion of two seasons, HBO canceled the show in March 2013, partly due to low ratings, despite critical acclaim.
As signaled by its tagline "About a Woman on the Verge of a Nervous Breakthrough", Enlightened follows the story of Amy Jellicoe (Laura Dern), a self-destructive executive, who, after the implosion of her professional life and a subsequent philosophical awakening in rehabilitation, tries to get her life back together.
Jellicoe is a 40-year-old woman who returns home to California after a two month's stay at a holistic treatment facility, a result of having a mental breakdown at work after finding herself demoted which was triggered by her self-destructive ways (which included heavy drinking and an affair with her married boss who likely demoted her as a way to keep the affair a secret.) which in turn was triggered by a miscarriage and a rather bitter divorce.
Amy returns to her old life with a new cultivated approach and perspective, which includes daily meditation and exhorting the power of self-help and inner healing.
Though Amy wants to be an "agent of change" in the world, the people who know her best are skeptical of her latest intentions.
She moves in temporarily with her somewhat-estranged mother, Helen (Diane Ladd, Dern's real-life mom), and reconnects with her ex-husband Levi (Luke Wilson), who is struggling with his own demons and addictions.
While trying to heal Levi and mend her relationship with Helen, Amy also re-enters work at Abaddonn Industries.
This is due in large part to the head HR representative Judy Harvey (Amy Hill) discovering that with her diagnosis with bipolar disorder that Amy could possibly sue Abaddonn for discrimination on the basis of illness/medical condition.