“Cutting Edge” delves into the intricacies of the purity movement in America, shedding light on a phenomenon where a significant number of young girls pledge to uphold their virginity or reserve their first kiss until their wedding day.

Renowned documentary-maker Jane Treays leads an exploration into the motivations behind this decision, probing whether it stems from the girls’ own convictions or the influence of their parents. The film follows a group of fathers and daughters as they embark on a journey to attend a ‘purity ball’ in Colorado Springs, organized by Randy Wilson and his wife Lisa.

Through intimate interviews and immersive storytelling, “Cutting Edge” navigates the complexities of the purity movement, offering insights into the dynamics between parents and their daughters, and the societal pressures that shape their decisions. Treays’ probing investigation invites viewers to contemplate the implications of such pledges on individual autonomy and familial relationships.

As the film unfolds, viewers are confronted with thought-provoking questions about tradition, faith, and personal agency in the context of contemporary American culture. “Cutting Edge” serves as a compelling exploration of a cultural phenomenon that challenges conventional notions of intimacy and morality.

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