100 Vaginas - Channel 4
'100 Vaginas' is a taboo-busting journey through the many truths of having a vagina. So often seen through a pornographic lens and the male gaze, this film explores the vagina in a radical way - from a woman’s perspective. Women from 19 to 77 candidly discuss feelings about everything from puberty, periods, masturbation, orgasms, birth, infertility, menopause, gender, sexuality… to FGM, rape and cancer. Based on Laura Dodsworth’s book ‘Womanhood – The Bare Reality’ in which the artist photographed a hundred women’s vulvas.
It is not a radical thing to have a vagina but Channel 4's documentary feels quietly revolutionary...a powerful and essential documentary ...100 Vaginas is exquisite…it never feels intrusive or exploitative although the subject matter is about as up-close-and-personal as it is possible to be…taking its cues from art by Egon Schiele and Lucien Freud: it is frank, but also sensuous.
Roisin O'Connor, The Independent
Extraordinary and empowering...gently but firmly and relentlessly radical.
Lucy Mangan, The Guardian
Hurrah for Laura Dodsworth and director Jenny Ash...each topic is covered with a perfect combination of directness and compassion...I was moved to tears.
Helen Brown, The Telegraph