There are nearly 630,000 movies on IMDB (March 2023). As few as 300 of them have dialogue about periods.
People who menstruate make up around 26% of the global population; we bleed monthly for around 40 years of our lives. But menstruation's representation in cinema sits at less than 0.04%…
Have I missed a movie? Please email your **recommendations to firstname.lastname@example.org. I'm keen to find more examples that feature menopause, LGBTQIA+ characters, and non-English language films.
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