“I pushed the line as far and as fast as I could and I got away with it.” – Sue Johanson
Number of Times Seen – 1 (2 Nov 2022)
Brief Synopsis – Documentary about the life of Canadian Radio and TV talk show host and sex educator Sue Johanson.
My Take on it – This is a great documentary that tells how a nearly 60 year old woman became one of the most popular talk show hosts in Canadian history.
The film chronicles her life as a nurse and how she decided to finally change her purpose in life in order to begin a sex educator for teens and adults alike.
The frankness of her answers to callers and anyone in her audience for that matter made her a household name in Canada and it even flowed down to many place sin the US.
She was a trailblazer in the way that she handled the various questions thrown at her with smirking and she always knew how to keep the conversation fun and loving no matter where the topics took things.
The film has lots of interviews with her family and former colleagues who all express their own opinions as to why her show became such a hit with so many people for so many years on radio and on TV.
This is a fascinating look at her life and the true impact she made on the world largely due to her personality and her constantly yearning to keep people educated about sex.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Johanson first achieved popularity as a sex educator and therapist hosting her own show on rock radio station Q107 during the 1980s. The show, entitled Sunday Night Sex Show, transitioned into a TV talk show of the same name on the community television, Rogers TV in 1985. In 1996 it became a national show on the Women’s Television Network (WTN). It ended in 2005. (From Wikipedia)
Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10)
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