The History of Virginity

Director:Sophie Haller


Run time:6'


Deflowering is a once in a lifetime event that cannot be repeated. Virginity is thus considered a gift, award, barrier or taboo. But it only has meaning amongst humans. We invented and developed it, propagate it through our cultures, religions, legal institutions, through art and scientific work, and we have made it into a patriarchal instrument that defines and controls the social role of women even today.