Female desire and sexuality are examined through a series of frank declarations and confessions by a group of adolescent girls. On the brink of womanhood, their sentiments appear to fluctuate between childishness and precocity. They switch from reminiscences of fairy tales to candid admissions of the intimate exploration of their own bodies.
Despite its objective, documentary approach, the film is ultimately a complex fiction. Split across three adjacent screens, the narrative evolves in a non-linear way, giving as much precedence to background movement and sounds as to the ‘story’ of the teenagers. Eventually, a girl discloses that she is really a 38-year-old woman, with a sexually mature body and appetites, raising the possibility that the entire account is a construct of the past.