Viva la Vulva

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

Synopsis

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.

Credits


Director & Script:
Gabi Schweiger

Photography:
Eva Testor

Editing:
Niki Mossböck

Producers:

Markus Glaser

Nikolaus Geyrhalter

Michael Kitzberger

Wolfgang Widerhofer


Production:
NGF - Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH

In coproduction with:
ORF
arte


Production