- Ghosts of Empire Prairie (2013) Review

Title: Science, Sex and the Ladies

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Year: 2013

Genre: Documentary / Comedy

Language: English

Runtime: 98 min

Director: Barnaby Aaron, Charles Borowicz & Trisha Borowicz

Writer: Barnaby Aaron, Charles Borowicz & Trisha Borowicz


Have you ever wondered what the female orgasm really is? How it is achieved? Why some get it frequently but others don't? If you have many big, time-consuming thoughts around the female orgasm, clitoris, vagina, vulva or whatever else is around the area, there is now a documentary to help you find the answers you seek.

Our thoughts:
If you are even the slightest curious in sexuality, erotica or anything similar, odds are that you have watched a couple of documentaries on the subjects. There's always interest in finding out about these things, whether you want to learn or just have a peak into people's sexuality or business (if it's about porn).

"Science, Sex and the Ladies" was made by a group of people who felt that there was some serious educating needed on the subject of the female orgasm. Ah yes, the frequently discussed subject, the wonders about how it works, how it even works and why some have a hard time cumming while some don't - you know the stuff. I'm not sure if I have watched a documentary fully dedicated to the female orgasm, but I know I've heard about it. A lot. "Science, Sex and the Ladies" took it upon themselves to dedicate this documentary to the subject, and they get through most wonders you might have (minus LGBT, which is actually surprising). Looking for help in classic literature, science and theories, they manage to dwell on the subject from most angles.

This documentary isn't done in your typical informative interview manner, this is more like a stage performance - or as they called it, a visual essay. While it goes through the facts, quotes, theories and so on, people are acting out various scenarios in the back ground, in front of greenscreens, and what have you. Almost like going to an educational play, you could say. Often trying to go for comedy, but without it stealing the spotlight from the educational purpose.

Personally I think this was a great route to take for it, but at around 100 minutes of length and sometimes beating certain statements over your head over and over again, it felt like it was longer than necessary. Not saying it's not a complex subject, but there could probably have been some trimming here.

It's not overly graphic, but it has a few graphic shots of vaginas/vulvas with the somewhat tiresome discussion of what part is the vagina and what is the vulva. I get why it's in there, people mistake them a lot, I've just recently ran into quite too many annoying discussions surrounding it. That's a personal thing, of course. In the end, it serves its purpose, and I'm glad they did show something graphic since that speaks louder than illustrations or sex toys.

It's strange to watch something like "Science, Sex and the Ladies" for reviewing, since you can't really disagree with what they say or I really don't have that much to say about it. It's very factual, after all. Which obviously is a good thing! On the educational aspect I can't question it much, but it does repeat a few things quite a bit. The performance/visual aspect is fun and unique, making it more memorable than most. But the biggest issue is probably the length. With its odd way of educating it's already putting a lot in your head, so it ends up feeling too long.

Positive things:
- Treating a subject that I don't think it's often for a full documentary to be dedicated to.
- Fun performance mixed with the education.
- Goes through a ton of facts, theories, literature, quotes.

Negative things:
- It's a bit long. It has a lot to say, sure, but with the unique approach it feels a bit much.

Gore: 0/5
Nudity: 1.5/5
Story: 2/5
Effects: 1/5
Comedy: 2.5/5

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