Highly recommended for:
Sex Week events, Human Sexuality, Reproductive Justice Organizations, Girls’ Empowerment Groups, Gender Studies, Queer Studies, Fraternity/Sorority Programs, Women’s Centers, LGBT Centers, Mass Media & Popular Culture, Anthropology, Sociology, Religion, and Feminism Organizations.
[US, 2013, 66 minutes, Color]
What educators and students are saying about the film:
“A very open and intelligent film…Raises deep cultural questions that surely beg for answers. It also approaches the difficult subject with warmth and humor. I recommend it for anyone who desires a serious, grown-up, critical overview of the issue of sex and virginity in contemporary America.” Read full review.
–Jack David Eller, Anthropology Review Database
“This film is an engaging, entertaining documentary about the conflicting meanings of female virginity and sexuality in North American culture. My students loved every minute of it.”
–Elizabeth A. Kissling, Ph.D, Professor, Eastern Washington University
“Opens up the question of how virginity is used to control women’s sexuality, self-worth and the influence virginity can have on women all around the world”
–Brown Girl Magazine
“[The film] helped us all dispel these notions and challenged us to think about our own beliefs in an interesting and inclusive way. This is especially important in an environment where someone’s value is often based on subjective ideals like purity and virginity. ”
–Brian Ventura, Harvard Sex Week
“[The filmmaker’s] perspective gave a depth to the conversation that I never would have been able to provide on my own. The film was a great way to jump start a discussion and get students engaged in all the reasons this word is difficult to define.”
–Bronwen Pardes, M.A., Instructor of Human Sexuality, LaGuardia Community College
“I loved that [the film] didn’t take a specific viewpoint and exploit the subjects other like so many documentaries usually do, and I loved that she interviewed so many different types of women with such different personalities and views on sex.”
-Student, Eastern Washington University