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RTKangaMummy Thu 25-Sep-08 10:52:47


Channel 4

RTKangaMummy Thu 25-Sep-08 10:55:02

The Virgin Daughters Thursday 25 September
9:00pm - 10:00pm
Channel 4
Film-maker Jane Treays has cornered the market in documentaries about the marginalised and about controversial behaviour within families. While this one, focusing on the purity movement in America, is not quite as creepy as her film Painted Babies, there are some sequences that may make you feel slightly uncomfortable. Treays is following the preparations for the Father Daughter Purity Ball in Colorado Springs, an annual, almost religious, celebration where fathers pledge to value and protect their daughters, while the daughters vow not to have any physical relationship with a boy (and that means not even kissing) until their wedding day. Most of the girls interviewed are adamant that they're staying pure because it's what they want and not just because of patriarchal pressure. But a few have fallen off this wagon in a big way. It's important for girls to have a good relationship with their father, explains one man, because it mirrors how our heavenly Father cares about us and because if they don't, they turn to other males and that will often end in heartbreak and anguish. It's about respect - the standard of treatment women should expect to receive, says another. Fair enough. Nonetheless, the sight of some of the fathers hovering over their young daughters as they spouted ideas about dating I'm sure weren't their own made my skin crawl.

RT reviewer - Jane Rackham
VIDEO Plus+: 4922

nailpolish Thu 25-Sep-08 10:55:06

i would like to know why people (including me) are so horrified at this 'new' phenomenon

isnt it just the same as arranged marriages which have been around for centuries

nailpolish Thu 25-Sep-08 10:56:15

britney speasr was one and look what happened to her

dittany Thu 25-Sep-08 13:22:53

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RTKangaMummy Thu 25-Sep-08 17:10:01


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smartoldblue Thu 25-Sep-08 19:08:18

the advert was freaky. imho parents can judge and dictate purity when they kept it in their pants themselves.

expatinscotland Thu 25-Sep-08 19:19:10

all those 'true love waits' rings.

waits for what? what if you never find anyone to marry? are you supposed to sit on it till you're 40?

a lot of people there, too, will tell you they are 'born again virgins'. after they were 'saved', they became virgins again.

um, yeah right.

southeastastra Thu 25-Sep-08 19:21:03

in the clip they said they would wait for their wedding day before their first kiss!!

expatinscotland Thu 25-Sep-08 19:21:55


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RTKangaMummy Thu 25-Sep-08 21:08:31

COOL !!!!!!!!!!

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southeastastra Thu 25-Sep-08 21:11:18

spooky! but not as spooky as this show is

StarlightMcKenzie Thu 25-Sep-08 21:15:34

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hatrick Thu 25-Sep-08 21:17:11

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RTKangaMummy Thu 25-Sep-08 21:19:49

These girls are sooooooooo brainwashed IMHO anyway

hatrick Thu 25-Sep-08 21:22:32

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StarlightMcKenzie Thu 25-Sep-08 21:23:56

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