Perhaps Breillat’s most autobiographical film, Sex Is Comedy finds the director returning to her experience shooting her seminal provocation, 2001’s Fat Girl. The film stars Anne Parillaud as Jeanne, a filmmaker who is struggling to direct a sex scene between two actors (Grégoire Colin and Fat Girl’s Roxane Mesquida) who can’t stand one another. Sex Is Comedy represents Breillat at her most playful and lighthearted, but its sense of humor is inextricable from the seriousness of its meditation upon cinema’s relationship with eroticism and the politics of filming intimacy.