Drugs, depression, sex parties, bullying, starving, suicide... everywhere you turn there’s another story of teenage girls-gone-wrong.
Written and directed by Heather Watson-Burgess (My Mother’s Breast), Vixens & Virgins follows one mother’s fascinating investigation into the lives of teenage girls and whether there is truth behind all the recent media reports.
“Media feeds girls a constant diet of sexy, provocative images and then that same media turns around and calls girls sluts or skanks when they achieve that look” says Dr. Lyn Mikel Brown, one of three leading North American specialists on teenage girls featured in the show.
Three teenage girls share the intimate details of their personal lives giving us an honest glimpse into what has been described as the most self-destructive generation of girls in modern history. Using candid interviews, intimate video diaries, and an experimental interactive project called The Honesty Box which received over 1000 responses, we journey through the highs and lows of the modern teenager.
Headlines would have us all believe that teenage girls have gone wild. But is that really true? The answers are surprising and often contrary to popular belief. Vixens & Virgins is every parent’s guidebook taking a hard look at what is really going on.
Through conversations on drug abuse to sexual relationships; anorexia to “mean-girl” cliques; cutting to the pressure to be popular; the girls and specialists invite us into the real-life stories behind all those headlines. Some of which prove to be true and others surprisingly not...
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DVD - 46 min
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