May 7, 2008
Vulvodynia with a Side of Teeth
Before I had any proper diagnosis, before I ever heard the word, "vulvodynia," I said my vagina was ANGRY. It became a separate entity from myself. It was a hateful, torturous creature that caused me debilitating pain.
I always felt like my vagina was a monster, hideous and cruel. I was continually victimized by it's wrath. My therapist, at the time, told me I talked about my vagina like it was a thing in other room and not a part of my own body.
After months of anticipation, I saw a movie that embraces the monster that lurks between our thighs. Teeth is the story of a girl who discovers that her vagina can serve as a weapon. She has been blessed with a legendary vagina dentata, toothed vagina. The protagonist is transformed from a woman ashamed of her body to one who is empowered.
Teeth is an over-the-top horror/comedy that is not for the faint of heart. There's a decent amount of gore. I'm sure you can imagine who/what falls victim to her special fangs...