Review: The Diary of My Broken Vagina
Updated: Oct 14, 2021
Channel 4 accepts applications for its Comedy Blaps mini-pilot programme from up and down the country to showcase new performers and writers whatever their track record. It’s spawned successes like Stath Lets Flats and Chewing Gum.
So we’re excited that one of them should be a valuable family sex-education resource in the making as well as a potentially hilarious sitcom.
Fran Bushe, creator of The Diary of My Broken Vagina and the brilliant Ad Libido, is nothing less than a role model for our 21st-century daughters. “I realised enough was enough,” said Fran Bushe in conversation with Andy Hartley about female sexual dysfunction (FSD). She vowed to stop mimicking convincing sex noises and instead to “try to fix sex”. We’re sure the stay that followed at a sex camp in Dorset will make… ahem… fertile comedy material.
The Diary of My Broken Vagina is a little bit Adrian Mole for the digital age, a little bit Sex Education for the modest of budget, and even a little bit – dare we say it? – Fleabag for a younger crowd. Watch it, then watch this space!
The Diary of My Broken Vagina first aired on Channel 4 on 13 December 2019
To read what Fran told us about her 2021 book My Broken Vagina and about how her diaries at age 16 helped her to decipher her feelings around sex, desire, pain, pleasure, consent and her body then and now, go to our blog post How my teenage diaries helped me rethink sex