The film-maker Vanessa Engle calls it “vagina snap”: female-centred fluff that meets diversity targets, but is not the sort of documentary commissioners boast about, and certainly is not about to enter for awards submissions.
But don't they have their own awards for this sort of stuff anyway?
...she has just found out that her 2019 film The $50 Million Art Swindle has been nominated for a Grierson award, the highest accolade in documentary film-making. This will be her eighth nomination, and yet Engle, who is 57, has never won a Grierson, or a Bafta for that matter.
“I will let you be the judge of whether it is right to be up for it eight times and never win it,” Engle observes.
So if I enter the London Marathon eight times (and never finish) they have to give me the medal? Cool!
Why is this person getting a puff piece in the progressive press? Well, she's made a documentary about the effect of the disastrous Carl Beech case, and the effect it had on the victims.
No. Not those victims...
When BBC Two approached Engle to make the film, she debated whether to say yes, fearful that publicising Beech’s lies more widely would cause people to feel sceptical when future survivors come forward with allegations of abuse.
“I didn’t want to tell the story of a liar at the expense of genuine victims of child sexual abuse,” she explains.
But she decided to go for it, first, to show the damage Beech had done to legitimate victim-survivors who might now struggle to have their stories taken seriously.
I think I see why you've not won anything. Try tweaking your moral compass a bit...