Boticelli’s “Birth of Venus” sets the theme: the beauty and universality of the female image. The film moves from this painting’s symbolic images to a color photo of a vulva, then into similar forms found in nature. It continues with images alternating actual vulvas and other life forms (trees, flowers, fruits, etc.)
Exalting the vulva image as one of the most harmonic forms found in nature, this film helps dispel attitudes of guilt and shame about female genitalia. Recommended to stimulate discussion of women’s attitudes toward their bodies.