Girls Behaving Badly


This documentary “Girls Behaving Badly” is exploring the growing social trend of single women staying single. A revealing insight into the outrageous lives of young single women.

These hip, thirty-something women are thriving in careers and finding the “traditional” enticements to marry – financial security and social status – are no longer a factor.

They buy their own cars, apartments and houses, take holidays on their own.  They’re smart, assertive and confident women who work hard and play hard and are ignoring the ticking of that infamous biological clock.

The “who needs a husband” brigade means attitudes to singlehood have radically changed.       


Promotional Trailer

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Production Details

Producer: Rachel Stace

Thanks to: All the women & their friends who let us into their lives

Exec producer: Tony Manson

Network exec: Carolyn Meng-Yee

Writer/director: Reuben Pillsbury

Researchers: Claire Logan, Julia Parnell, Charlotte Purdy

Online editor: Hamish Hill

Offline editor: Cameron Crawford

Production manager: Chris Erson

Production coordinator: Ruth Clarkson

Production assistants: Wendy Dahlberg, Sara Cairney,

Camera: Reuben Pillsbury, Peter Mayo, Clint Bruce, Steve Orsbourn, Tony Burrows, Paul Clark

Sound: Phil Donovan, Terry King, Deb Frame, Jay Adshead

Narrator: Belinda Todd

Graphics: Simon Wade

Production accountants: Glenda Paterson, Jeanette Wiles-Crombie

Funded by: TVNZ,  Documentary NZ