Was your first film commissioned or did you come up with that on your own

Maybe one time I've worked on a film for someone else. But no, it's an idea that I had. I was, I think, thirty-five at the time, and I wanted to learn, actually, how to do my own cervical exam. I was older than other women at the clinic, so I felt embarrassed to go in there and take off my clothes and use a speculum. And so, I thought, let's make a film about it; so that way, I could do it and still maintain some control. That's one of the things we set up as a crew, that we didn't want to be voyeurs. So we would do this process first, and then we would feel that it was okay for us to film the process, and we did do that. It did work. I was the director. That was my first real film.

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