Why We Wax

Women, Jewish Film
Kimberly M. Wetherell
20 minutes


WHY WE WAX is a hilarious look at modern culture's obsession with hair removal. With a light touch, through countless interviews, including Adult Film luminaries Candida Royalle and Michael Lucas, former Esthetician Mara Sanchez, Actor Maureen Flannigan, Erotica novelist Robin Slick, Gynecologist Dr. Desiree Clarke, the J Sisters - inventors of the "Brazilian Bikini Wax" and even the directors themselves, WHY WE WAX explores the history, fashion, function and not-strictly-feminine fascination with maintaining the hair..."down there."


Kimberly M. Wetherell

Kimberly M. Wetherell made her cinematic debut with the award-winning short romantic comedy, Ménage à trois (2005), the story of a boy… a girl… and her cell phone. She is currently in development on a new, narrative short film and her feature film debut. At 26 years old, she made her directing debut at the Houston Grand Opera with a production of L’elisir d’amore, and her career has taken her to esteemed opera houses around the world, including L’Opéra de Paris, Le Théâtre de Genève, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Seattle Opera, San Diego Opera, the Santa Fe Opera and the National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Theatre in Taipei, Taiwan, in both directorial and producing capacities. As a freelance writer, she has been published by The Nervous Breakdown, The Printed Blog and SMITH Magazine.


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