Inside Her Sex tells the stories of three women, Candice, Elle and Samantha.
Three women brave enough to explore inwards, and fearless enough to face condemnation and intense scrutiny from outwards.
"I didn't even know what I was doing, but I knew it was wrong..."
Inside Her Sex is a thought-provoking, feature-length documentary directed by Sheona McDonald that explores female sexuality and shame through the eyes and experiences of three women from different walks of life, each brave enough to chart her own course of sexual discovery.
Candice, Elle, and Samantha have little in common. Not their age, not their hometowns, not their family circumstances. But they are all women. They are all sexual. And be it through circumstance or happenstance, they have each faced their sexual selves head on, and chosen to step outside the bounds of what society has dictated they should be to find their own way forward.
Animation Director: Kunal Sen
Music: Brock Ellis
Produced, Written and Directed by Sheona McDonald for CBC's Documentary Channel
"In 4th grade, I had a business...
where I would draw comics of people fucking"
"I told you not to go into the woods!"
Sheona McDonald has always been intrigued by stories based in real life.
She has produced, directed and written a number of documentary and short dramatic productions including the recently completed Inside Her Sex, a feature length doc about female sexuality and shame; and When Dreams Take Flight, a documentary that explores in a unique and dramatic way why humans are compelled to fly like birds.
Prior to that, Sheona wrote, produced and directed the documentary Capturing a Short Life, a sensitive film about families dealing with infant loss. Most recently, Sheona directed season two of the popular documentary series Emergency Room: Life and Death at VGH for Knowledge Network and she continues to write and develop new projects.