Viva la Vulva

A film by Gabi Schweiger
A 2019, 52 min.
in Production


VIVA LA VULVA will be the first documentary film to cast a glance right into the centre of female sexuality – historically, culturally, and politically. With a sense of humour, but earnestly and profoundly we examine this very symbol and indicator of women's self-determination, a mystic source of life and anarchic threat to patriarchal systems. Made a symbol of the forbidden, the vulva is attributed its due cultural significance only by being heavily negated, while its fictitious existence as a focus of male sexual phantasies and the pressure to adapt exerted on women make it a significant economic factor. From church to psychoanalysis: what women carry between their legs seems second-rate to the primacy of the penis. But VIVA LA VULVA can also give hope to those awaiting a turn towards a self-determined female sexuality and a new, confident self-definition of women. Not deadly serious, but with informative verve we tell the tale of the new self-awareness of the female sex.


Director & Script:
Gabi Schweiger

Eva Testor

Eva Hausberger

Max Kliewer
Niki Mossböck
Samira Ghahremani

Marcus Nigsch

Assistant Editor:
Georg Vogler

Colour Grading:
Lukas Lerperger

Production Management:
Catrin Freundlinger


Markus Glaser

Nikolaus Geyrhalter

Michael Kitzberger

Wolfgang Widerhofer

NGF - Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH

In coproduction with:

With support of:
Fernsehfonds Austria
Filmfonds Wien


Please be aware that these photos are available exclusively for work associated with the film, duplication for use elsewhere is prohibited without express permission.
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06.03.2019 Arte
24.02.2019 ORF