This documentary explores the past and present definition, ideals and practices concerning virginity. Individual segments included in the documentary include a "Silver Ring Thing" ...
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This documentary explores the past and present definition, ideals and practices concerning virginity. Individual segments included in the documentary include a "Silver Ring Thing" abstinence rally, a trans-gendered view on virginity, a sociological analysis based on the work of Dr.Laura Carpenter, the Broadway play "My First Time", and a look at the history of virginity. Throughout the film are candid personal stories from individuals representing all backgrounds and experiences. The film also includes clips of vintage cinema to punctuate the evolution of this word from ancient Greece to the modern world. Written by
This documentary packs a lot of info, insight and ideas into a short format. It's truly an unvarnished look at the ideas about, stories of and social attitudes towards virginity. Not just now in the US, but through history and around the world. Open minded and informative! The personal interviews with anonymous people recounting their first time experiences was fascinating. There was everything from religious virgins, to lesbian, to good bad and indifferent. The film also explores the teen abstinence movement - but in a non insulting way. In fact that was my favorite part of this documentary if it's the interview with the transgender person, or the abstinence kids everyone and everything is treated with respect and allowed to speak. I like how there is no narration - so no one is telling you what to think or feel. You just watch, listen and learn. I hope they make more films in this series!
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