(To underscore her indebtedness to women and her allegiance to matrilineal genealogies, Chesler chose to name her production company G6 Pictures, as she is the sixth Giovanna Marie in her family.) Throughout her body of work, one can sense her sincere need to tell the stories of women who have no other means to voice them and she cites Emily Martin, a feminist anthropologist and author of The Woman in the Body (1987), as her biggest influence. First the words "This is not a strawberry donut" pop into the top of the frame, then the words "It's your cervix."
A MENTOR WORTH WATCHING: THE FILMS OF GIOVANNA CHESLER Alisia G Chase Afterimage; Nov/Dec 2008; 36, 3; Docstoc pg. 14 Reprod
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