|Written by||Oliver Stangl|
|Published on||May 26, 2011|
This entertaining and moving documentary presented by Lisa Rogers follows a special kind of business: genital plastic surgery in the UK. Rogers intends to find out why more and more [...]
This entertaining and moving documentary presented by Lisa Rogers follows a special kind of business: genital plastic surgery in the UK. Rogers intends to find out why more and more young girls want to have their private parts corrected and talks to doctors and women who plan to get genital surgery. Her conclusion: women are under enormous pressure to look good in today’s society.
Rogers, who also is an actress, is very compassionate when talking to the women. She shows a lot of emotion and is not afraid to cry in front of the camera. It reveals a big deal about western society’s twisted ideal of female beauty when even 14-year-old girls are afraid that their vagina might be malformed. During her research Rogers has her own vagina examined by a surgeon and talks to men who don’t like “ugly” vaginas. The camera also takes a look inside operating rooms and films operations – some of that particular footage might be shocking or disturbing for some viewers. Though there is a lot of personal tragedy to be found in The Perfect Vagina, the film also contains funny elements, for example when Rogers meets an artist who casted 160 women’s vulvas to create a huge sculptural vaginal wall. “I’m hoping that together we can show women that each vagina is unique – and that there is nothing wrong with that”, Rogers says. Hopefully this message will reach many young women.
documentary.net says: Entertaining doc with an important message.