SEXY BABY

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(Ronna Gradus, Jill Bauer, USA). 84 min­utes. Rat­ing: Three young women, all very dif­fer­ent, demon­strate the ef­fects of sex­ual images in the me­dia on the fe­male psy­che. Bril­liant 12-year- old Win­nifred – who com­plains in a school pre­sen­ta­tion that her gen­er­a­tion knows more about Paris Hil­ton than Susan B. An­thony – still can’t re­sist dress­ing provoca­tively. Pole dancer Nakita Kash tries to shed her pub­lic per­sona and re­gain her iden­tity as Ni­cole. Kinder­garten teacher Laura, who wants to look like a porn star, un­der­goes surgery to re­duce the size of her labia. ( Warn­ing: this seg­ment gets pretty graphic.)

In a world where on­line porn is the new sex ed and gen­i­tal mu­ti­la­tion is seen as a means of fe­male em­pow­er­ment, this doc asks all the right ques­tions. May 1, 9 pm, Bloor Hot Docs Cin­ema; May 3, 6: 45 pm, Is­abel Bader The­atre; May 4, 7 pm, TIFF Bell Light­box 1.

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