How to Lose Your Virginity

How to Lose Your Virginity

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Photography: Anneliese Paull, Ruben O´Malley, Jenna Rosher
Editing: Dina Guttmann, Marin Sander-Holzman
Music: Stephen Thomas Cavit
Color: Colour
Language: English
In this highly personal and entertaining meditation, Therese Shechter takes aim at the issue of virginity in Western civilization. With the help of women activists and anatomy, she tries to liberate it from historically conditional religious connotations and gender stereotypes that have kept the myth of virginity in the general consciousness.

The senseless importance placed on this social construct is demonstrated through by “purity balls” at which American girls surrender their virginity to the father, who “guards” it until the arrival of their groom.

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Festival edition: 2013
Sections: USA Today


The leitmotif of this year’s edition of the Ji.hlava IDFF will be memory