Alia Shawkat won Best Actress at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival for her role in “Duck Butter". This film is very personal to Alia, as she co-wrote it with its director Miguel Arteta. In it she plays an anxiety-ridden actress who has trouble getting close to anyone and is pushed out of her comfort zone when she falls for a free-spirited artist.
The two women decide to bypass the getting to know each other stage of a relationship by spending 24 hours having sex and trying to be radically honest with one another. In this episode of Broadly Meets, we climb in bed with Alia to talk about women’s sexuality and how her personal experiences informed the writing of Duck Butter.