These campy classic feminine hygiene films discuss the menstrual cycle, having your first period and the female reproductive system. Common physical and emotional symptoms such as pms, cramps and bleeding and the proper application of tampons and feminine napkins are covered at length.
Molly Grows Up
Length: 14 Minutes
Personal Products Corporation sponsored this educational film about menstruation for young girls. As Molly talks animatedly about a wedding she went to recently, two elderly neighbors comment to each other that, Molly is really growing up. Later, in a scene with her older sister, Molly watches as Sis takes out a Modess pad from a drawer. She asks her sister why she hasnt started her period yet. Her sister says, So what? Some start earlier, some later. Were all different. From the way youve been acting lately, shouldnt be long now. In another scene, Molly informs her mother that she has the curse. Her mother is happy and asks her how she feels. When Dad finds out he is surprised but proud. At school, the nurse talks to a group of girls and Molly about the female reproductive system, dealing with menstruation, and correct behavior. One of the most bizarre advice she receives is that dancing is ok, as long as its not square dancing.
Naturally A Girl
Length: 11 Minutes
Girls are as different as people can be, naturally. “Naturally A Girl” discusses the monthly cycle of menstruation, getting clinical in parts to explain the body’s natural functions. They interview real teenage girls to get their personal feelings on menstruation, adding character and subtle entertainment to what could have otherwise been a boring “your body is…” documentary. Sponsored by the personal products division of Johnson & Johnson sanitary napkins and all other forms of personal products are discussed at length.