What IS virginity, anyway?

September 26, 2007 at 10:11 am (movies/video/clips, sex, sexism) ()

Check out this new work-in-progress, The American Virgin.

THE AMERICAN VIRGIN examines the impact of myths,
misconceptions and cultural beliefs surrounding virginity.

What is virginity? Who gets to define it? Why do we care
so much about it? And how do our sexual choices define
our identity, especially for women?

From abstinence-till-marriage programs to teen sex
comedies to hymen reconstruction, THE AMERICAN VIRGIN
explores the ways in which anxiety and fascination with the
concept of the “virgin” are linked to our cultural attitudes
towards female sexuality.

Through interviews with sex educators, abstinence
advocates, magazine editors, historians and teenagers,
the film grapples with what the word virgin really
means…and why the definition is so important.

I really can’t wait to see it.

Via Feministing.



  1. Daisy said,

    Ooo, me neither.

  2. middleXeast said,

    Never will man find a woman as able, as willing, to give birth to him again.

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