Hugely entertaining but also poignant and thought-provoking, Sex: Female is a sensitive look at a topic that rarely gets treated intelligently on television. The film is neither prurient nor euphemistic - instead, it's a frank and open discussion about a topic that's on everyone's mind. None of the interview subjects had been interviewed before, and none are "professionals" of any sort - no therapists, writers, or sex workers. They're just honest and compelling.
Sex: Female consists of free-spirited discussions around particular topics - everything from "How I Learned About Sex" to cheating spouses to feelings about fellatio - mixed with closeup portraits of a several women, including Linda, a young mother who got pregnant the first time she had sex and has never really been able to enjoy lovemaking, and Simone, an energetic seventeen-year old who is totally enamored of being a lesbian but confesses to feeling that "the logistics of performing oral sex on a woman are hellish!"
Sex: Female ends with a discussion featuring four couples - three married and one lesbian pair - who have seen their sexual passion recede over the years. It's a poignant and provocative conclusion to the film, and a refreshing reality check to a lot of the gauzy views of sexuality presented in American media.