100 VAGINAS / channel 4

100 Vaginas
feature, documentary

TX 19th February 2019 on Channel 4
Full documentary available On Demand

A bold, feminist film about how the vulva has shaped our view of the world, and the shame around female sexuality.

director: Jenny Ash
production company: Burning Bright Productions
producer: Susanne Curran
distributor: Channel 4
location: London

nomination Best Specialist Factual Programme @ Broadcast Awards (2020)
nomination Editing Documentary/Factual @ The Royal Television Society Awards (2019)

Grazia: "Shocking stuff for mainstream TV and yet it isn’t, there is nothing salacious or pornographic here, the effect is more like a beautiful painting. I felt I was viewing a Rembrandt or an Old Dutch Master. Full marks for the cinematography."

WFTV: "I (Jenny Ash, director) was excited to come across cinematographer Evelin van Rei's work which has an unusual and arresting female gaze. This is actually her first foray into broadcast television – and she added a great intensity and beauty to the film."

★★★★★ The Independent: "The camera work in 100 Vaginas is exquisite. It never feels intrusive or exploitative, although the subject matter is about as up-close-and-personal as it is possible to be."

★★★★★ The Guardian: "What it undoubtedly was, instead, was gently but firmly and relentlessly radical."

★★★★★ The Telegraph: "Far more than mere titillation – this was an important sex education film."