Ok, I found some pretty strange things on the internet over the years, but I would say this is one of the top strangest things I have found. An actual animated "cartoon" if you will, on menstruation, and who else behind this production, but Kotex. Ok, you ask, but this is supposed to be a blog on vintage lingerie and what not. Well, my answer is, yes, however, sometimes you just have to stray against the norm of things!
Ah ha.. there we go, we knew there had to have a Kotex marketing aspect instead of just Disney teaching the gals of the 1940's and 50's about..well..."menstruation." However, there still would be something wrong with that picture right?
The "cartoon" film alternates between clinical panels describing the process of menstruation, and cartoon "animated" parts that teach the gals about hygiene and what not.
Walt Disney seemingly had to get special permission from Kotex to do a film on periods, excuse me, "menstruation." Kotex was a bit more powerful then Disney back then. Kotex did agree, with no qualms. And so it goes.
If you want a little laugh, pay special attention at about scene 2:44 where the narrator says "vagina." Do you notice a bit of a "pause"? As if she is shocked she had to say it. Rumor is this is the first time "vagina" was ever used in a film. If there was ever a company suited to talk about "vaginas" in the 1940s in a copacetic way, it was Disney. Also, do you think some of the girls look a little Snow Whitish or Cinderalla-esque?
|Oh, and upon release, it was given the Good Housekeeping Seal Of Approval.|
And here we go...The infamous video. Enjoy!!!!!
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