The Scoop: Hot Flash Havoc

By: Red Hot Mamas

Published: August 18, 2010

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For the first time ever, a fireball will be lighting up movie theaters across the country and Red Hot Mamas are some of the featured stars! A new film is hitting the big screen providing compelling information about menopause that will empower women during the second act of their lives.

Hot Flash Havoc is a new, award-winning documentary for all seventy million women in America going through menopause, thirty five million in perimenopause, their families, friends and other loved ones who want to learn more. Enlighten yourself with this entertaining, humorous and profound crash course about menopause. Gain insight and set the record straight about the Women’s Health Initiative study in 2002 which draped a dark cloud over the world of hormone therapy and caused a great amount of misinformation to be passed around. This film is for any woman who is 35 years old and up, if you are a woman or know a woman, this is a must see…

Here’s a quick and dirty Q&A with the makers of Hot Flash Havoc:

Q: Is this film like eating spinach: good for you but not a lot of fun to watch?

A: No. This film will make you laugh, make you cry and will make you think. It is filled with attitude, animation, music, accessible information and humor.

Q: What is this movie about and how is it different from any other movie about menopause?

A: Menopause is not a disease. It is a stage of life and it can happen to women at any age over 20. We are not only addressing the problem, we are addressing the issues and we want women to know that they can be vital, alert and sexual into their 80s and even into their 90s. We show that women are outliving menopause today by 30 to 40 years. This is about quality of life.

Q: Why do you think it is important for women to know that they are outliving menopause by 30 to 40 years?

A: We know how to cosmetically fix things on the outside and now we know how to fix things on the inside like heart disease, osteoporosis, dry vaginas, sex drive, dry eyes, joint pain, hair loss and hot flashes and many more physical problems.

Q: Why is there so much confusion around menopause in general and hormone therapy?

A: In another time, it was referred to as the “Change of Life.” So what does that mean? It meant to women and men that you could not have a baby anymore. Not only was it not talked about but no precautions were taken to prevent pregnancies. To most women, it means you ahd lost your youth and society did not market you. But today, 60% of women are either in perimenopause or menopause. If you thought women were not interested in cosmetics, fashion or sex, you have missed the biggest market in history.

Q: Why is there so much confusion about hormones?

A: First, you were told to take them and then (in 2002) you were told that they could kill you either through breast cancer or heart disease. Thirty years of studies showed that hormones actually helped prevent osteoporosis, heart disease, colon cancer and keep normal body functions like skin elasticity, hair growth and sexual vitality alive. All of a sudden one study, the Women’s Health Initiative in 2002, announces that all of this is wrong and that you will die if you take hormones, leaving women distraught, confused and without solutions.

Q: Do women even know what Estrogen, Progesterone and Testosterone do in their bodies?

A: The movie addresses this question in an animated, fun and totally accessible manner that goes from puberty to post menopause.

Q: Who are the experts in the movie and where are they from? Why did you choose them and what are their areas of expertise?

A: We interview the top doctors, clinicians and researchers in the field surrounding menopause. We cover heart, bones, muscles, tissue, brain, sex and sexual dysfunction, loss of memory and numerous other subjects. We did not go to TV doctors or celebrities who talk about menopause, but we went to those that are currently researching and in the field. We got the real insider scoop and interviewed over 32 experts across the United States and from some of the country’s best universities.

Q: Why did our mothers and the last generation never talk about menopause and why was it taboo?

A: Not only did they not talk about menopause they did not talk about sex. Most OBGYNs only receive one hour of information themselves on menopause or sex and are uncomfortable talking to their patients about it. Besides, they are only given 15 minutes a patient. How can a patient describe what is going on in their life if they are only given 15 minutes to give all their symptoms including forgetfulness, discomfort during sex, heart palpitations, sleeplessness, night sweats, lack of sex drive, weight gain, depression, joint pain, and/or fatigue? The medical profession today treats the symptoms and not the cause so we end up getting anti depressants, sleeping pills, appetite suppression, glucosamine, heart pills, etc. It is a Catch 22. How are women suppose to get the proper information?

Join the Havoc…
as we share the hottest information about women’s sexuality after 30, and what women need to know about preventing heart disease, osteoporosis and embracing aging and empowering themselves. It’s time to show America that women are smart, sexy, beautiful and sexually active beings at all stages of life. Join the havoc at one of the following Hot Flash


Washington DC, September 28th, 2010
Description: National private reception and screening of HOT FLASH HAVOC with Society for Women’s Health Research To register online HERE

Aspen, Colorado, September 29-October 3, 2010
Description: Aspen Film Independent by Nature Accepted to Aspen Film Festival Buy tickets HERE

New York City, October 18th, 2010
Description: MORE Magazine “Reinvention Convention”
Pier 60
Hot Flash Havoc Hosting Experts from the movie for a panel discussion on Sex & Relationships After 30 Perimenopause to Menopause
Register HERE

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