Serving as an executive producer and voice of Shere Hite in the documentary, Dakota Johnson, 33, was among the cast and crew on hand to led their support on Thursday, which began with a walk on the red carpet.
The film focuses on the renowned sex researcher and author of The Hite Report, the mega-bestseller published in 1976 that ‘liberated the female orgasm by revealing the most private experiences of thousands of anonymous survey respondents,’ according to Deadline.
World premiere: Dakota Johnson, 33, hit the ed carpet ahead of the premiere of The Disappearance Of Shere Hite at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah
Johnson opted to keep it casual-cool in the fashion department dressed in pleated and baggy blue jeans that she tucked into a pair of black boots.
Her shiny boots actually came up just past the middle of her calves.
The Austin, Texas native also wore a black long-sleeve top that she tucked into the blue jeans, which she kept fastened with the help of her BKE Basic CG buckle belt.
With the temperatures varying between the single digits and a high off 22 degrees Fahrenheit, the actress covered up with a black-patterned jacket with white trim along the shoulders.
Casual: Johnson, 33, opted to keep it casual-cool in pleated and baggy blue jeans, a black and white-patterned jacket over a black top and black boots
TeaTime Pictures team: Johnson serves as the voice of Shere Hite in the documentary and as executive producer alongside her producing partner at TeaTime Pictures, Ro Donnelly
At one point during the photo-fest, Johnson met up with her producing partner at TeaTime Pictures, Ro Donnelly, who showed off her fashion sense in a blue denim-patterned shirt and pants combination.
The former Netflix development executive also wore a furry burgundy beanie hat over her long dark tresses that flowed well past her shoulders.
Just moments later, Johnson was joined by the documentary’s director Nicole Newnham on the red carpet.
The Oscar-nominated director of Crip Camp (2020) struck a few poses dressed in black leather pants and matching boots and a sweater over a white shirt that could be hanging a few inches.
Director’s chair: The longtime leading lady also struck a few poses with the director of the documentary, Nicole Newnham (center), who’s an Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning filmmaker
Doc’s team: Executive producers Aaron Saidman, Elizabeth Fischer, Liz Cole, Eli Holzman and Noah Oppenheim also shared a moment in the spotlight ahead of the screening
‘The opportunity to come on board to not only be the voice of, but also support and amplify the stunning work and message of the formidable Shere Hite was a no brainer,’ Johnson said in a statement about the movie.
She added, ‘We couldn’t think of a better time for her story to be told.’
Hite, who passed away at the age of 77 in 2020, spent the last decades of her life living in Europe, after having been subjected to relentless attacks by conservatives in the U.S. who were upset by her work that ‘challenged restrictive conceptions of sex and opened a dialogue in popular culture around women’s pleasure.’
During that time, in the wake of each subsequent bestseller, Hite also engaged in explicit debates about sexuality, all while suffering the backlash her controversial findings provoked.
The premise: The documentary focuses on Shere Hite, the renowned sex researcher and author of The Hite Report, the mega-bestseller published in 1976 that ‘liberated the female orgasm by revealing the most private experiences of thousands of anonymous survey respondents,’ according to Deadline
Dakota’s outing comes after she made a joke about the Armie Hammer cannibalism scandal as she spoke at a dinner to kick off the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
The actress was speaking at the A Taste of Sundance dinner at The Basin Recreation Fieldhouse, and presenting the Luca Guadagnino Sundance Institute International Icon Award, after working with him on films such as A Bigger Splash and Suspiria.
Johnson joked that the acclaimed director had attempted to cast her as the peach in the acclaimed film Call Me by Your Name.
In the motion picture, the character played by Timothee Chalamet performed a sex act on a peach, after which Hammer’s character ate it.
‘Luca had asked me to play the role of the peach, but our schedules conflicted – thank God, because then I would have been another woman that Armie Hammer tried to eat!’
Jokester: Dakota’s outing comes after she made a joke about the Armie Hammer (pictured in 2020) cannibalism scandal to kick off the Sundance festival