The Perfect Vagina - A Documentary Friday 4th of June, 10:00pm SBS One.
I know it's a bit late to share this, but I only just discovered it! If anyone wants a break from studying tonight at 10pm, 'The Perfect Vagina' is showing on SBS 1. Here's the description from this week's Green Guiide:
Oh my. It is one thing to know that countless women have gone under the knife to perfect their pink bits but quite another to see a surgeon holding a bloodied flap of flesh. This documentary is not for the faint-hearted but, if you can contain your ick reflec, it provides a thoughtful and often shocking overview of a troubling issue. Presenta Lisa Rogers is hardly an objective host. She wants to encourage women to 'love their lips' and stop them from having unnecessary vaginal surgery. I can only imagine she succeeded. No sane person would undergo a labioplasty after seeing 21 year old Rosie bleeding and crying under the knife. You can understand the inclusion of the grisly footage - it sows how extreme the procedure is - but there are some gratuiotous moments. Was it really necessary for Rogers to lift her skirt for every second interviewee? Her knickers-down sessions with beauticians, surgeons and holistic therapists add little to the investigation.