What does it mean to be a modern, sexually empowered woman? No one knows the answer to this question but this is what is being examined in this film that examines the lives of three women.
Nichole is an ex-porn star who is trying to have a baby and redefine herself, Laura is a Kindergarten teacher saving to have cosmetic plastic surgery and Winnifred is a 12-year old growing up in a culture saturated by sex.
The three women are followed for close to two years as they search for the answer to the question posed at the top of the film. From the audience's response it's Winnifred's story that reasonates the most. As she goes from 12 to 14 we see her grow significantly. We get to watch a whip-smart young woman be aware of the culture that surrounds het yet continually fall victim to it while remaining perfectly self aware. From the sounds the audience were making as she spoke openly about sex and the conflicts she faces in her everyday life you would think we were sitting in a theatre screening a horror movie.
No answers are really given to the principal question. As evidenced by the women featured in the film, there probably isn’t a singular answer for every different situation and person. The openness expressed in this film–the woman held nothing back–is what was truly special. As stated earlier the visceral reactions from the crowd might mean most of society is perhaps not ready to hear woman speak so openly.
Directed & Produced by: Ronna Gradus and Jill Bauer
Written by Jason Poynton
Jason works on his feet all day, so when he gets some downtime his greatest joy is to settle in at a movie theatre and see a couple movies back-to-back, or in the the case of film festival season race around the city and see four or five in a day. Of course after the movies it’s time to eat and drink and talk it out with some friends.