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Virginity Television (Full Length) – 2001 Documentary

Virginity

Television (Full Length) – 2001 Documentary

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Actor, writer and director Fiona Samuel explores the loss of virginity in her first documentary. Seven women — aged from 19 to 89 — talk frankly about their 'first time' and how it affected their lives. For some, it was a rite of passage for better or worse, but for others there have been life changing consequences. Expressive recreations provide texture for stories that are compelling but never voyeuristic. In a rare example of a conjugal screen one-two, Murray Keane, Samuel’s husband, explored the same topic with seven men for a companion piece in 2002.

They are big emotions. I think we see it as a rite of passage into adulthood for a very deep and true reason.
– Fiona Samuel

Produced by

  • Morrison Grieve

  • Murmur Films

Acknowledgements

Made with funding from NZ On Air