The Perfect Vagina is a film made in the UK. I heard about this movie about Labiaplasty, or the surgical reduction of the labia minora or majora of the vagina, from Student Doula. I'd actually read about vaginaplasty procedures in Cosmo magazine. This is a type of plastic surgery that is on the rise, and is disturbing for a number of reasons. It seems to be an extreme form of the effect that society has on women disliking their bodies.
The movie, though a little long (about an hour), is worth a look. It has several parts, which are all included in the video embedded below. Filmmaker Heather Leach takes a look at the whole phenomenon of women disliking their vaginas and wanting to change them with plastic surgery. Its also fascinating because, really, how many women actually see other women's vaginas? Real women, not those in porn? The reality is vaginas vary just as much as women do. If you'd like to see some varying vaginas to see what I mean, watch the part where women get molds done of their vaginas!
The video is also enjoyable because of all the really great British slang words for vaginas throughout!
The perfect vagina from heather leach on Vimeo.
Oh, but I should warn you: the first part of the film shows a labiaplasty procedure. I just thought I'd let you know so that you can look away if you want to!
What are your thoughts about this film? and labiaplasty?