(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.