There are few things discussed so ridiculously as your period. That's probably because it's something that makes so many people (read: men) uncomfortable.
You know the stigmas. If you feel like having a slice of cake for breakfast, boys will say, "Oh, she's probably on the rag." Your emotions are blamed on PMS. Tampons are treated like land mines. It's these extreme reactions that make for great storytelling. Because even though periods are a tale as old as time, they still manage to serve as fresh fodder for films. Periods! How novel!
No Strings Attached
Syncing up with your roommates can be a hot mess. Thankfully, Natalie Portman had Ashton Kutcher on hand to bring cupcakes and a period mix CD. Do you think he does this for Mila Kunis? Probably.
This girl is just like, "Hey, periods happen. Get over it."
You know you've used this toilet-paper trick. We know you've used this toilet-paper trick. And, now, Dakota Fanning knows it, too.
The Blue Lagoon
In which a young Brooke Shields shouts, "Just go away!" and perfects the very reaction we have about periods, always.
The only thing worse than turning into a werewolf? Listening to this nurse use the most outrageous, textbook-y words to describe your period, right before she reminds you to "play safe" since you can get pregnant now.
The Legend of Billie Jean
There's probably a boatload of symbolism in this scene we could discuss, but we'll focus on the main point here, which is shutting up boys who say periods are gross. Putter's period is not gross — "It's wonderful!"
Proof positive that as soon as you run into a beautiful man, something embarrassing will happen to you. Also, WHERE does one purchase such a large supply of maxi pads?
Chloë Grace Moretz gives us flashbacks to our early period years. Except, her experience is way funnier than anything we suffered through.
Carrie's experience is definitely the most excruciating scene involving a period, ever. Shouts of "Plug it up!" are enough to haunt your dreams for years.