We Are Lawrence

Public Film Screening: Vulva 3.0 - A film by Claudia Richarz and Ulrike Zimmermann

Date: 

03/03/2015 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

The Luna Theater
250 Jackson Street 4th Floor
Lowell , MA

Description of Event: 

(Release date: 2014, 52 min)
Sponsored by The Lowell Film Collaborative

Special Women's Week Event Admission Price: $8.00 per person

We live in hyper-sexualized times. The press, advertisements and TV are constantly putting naked women and their genitalia on display. But many women are still deeply prudish when it comes to the relationship with their own body. In public we see airbrushed, de-individualized anatomies which conform to the standards of attractiveness used by the porn industry. The ideal image of the smooth, perfectly shaped vulva with symmetrical labia has little to do with the actual shape of most female genitalia. The resultant insecurity many women feel about their own bodies has proven to be a goldmine for cosmetic genital surgery which promises to manufacture the perfect vagina via the surgeon's scalpel. With their comprehensive and unflustered research into the history of this particular aspect of the female anatomy in the 21st century, the directors shed light on every facet of the matter in hand, from sex education to censorship, from the airbrushing of 'misshapen' labia in pornographic images to the work of activists against female genital mutilation - and, in doing so, celebrate the diversity of the female body!

"Amusing and horrifying by turns, but consistently fascinating throughout." - The Hollywood Reporter
"An enthralling documentary." -The Huffington Post
"Warm and affectionate whilst incredibly informative." - Cinecola
"A wonderful start to a conversation about a socially taboo subject, deserving of more thorough exploration."- Verite Film Magazine

Contact: Suzzanne Cromwell / info@lowellfilmcollaborative.org
Website: www.LowellFilmCollaborative.org