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A 30x3min30sec series directed by Mai Nguyen & Charlotte Cambon, based on the graphic novel by Pénélope Bagieu


The series features portraits of 30 women, some well-known and others less so, who wrote their own destinies, Brazen ladies who were out to tear down prejudice : an Apache warrior, a Hollywood star, a lighthouse keeper, a cosmonaut, an empress. Their determination, boldness and strength changed the times and societies in which they lived.
"Brazen" is the animated adaptation of Pénélope Bagieu’s best-selling graphic novel, translated in 17 languages and published in more than 22 countries, Eisner Award for Best U.S. Edition of International Material in 2019.


March 8, 2020 (France 5 & france.tv)


France Télévisions
Département de la Charente
Région Nouvelle Aquitaine
Creative Europe – Media Programme of the European Union
Cinecap 2
Cofinova 15
A Plus Développement
Women in Motion - Programme de KERING qui met en lumière la place des femmes dans les arts et la culture

Technical film summary

Directed by : Mai Nguyen & Charlotte Cambon
Written by : Emilie Valentin & Elise Benroubi
Storyboard artists : Mai Nguyen & Charlotte Cambon
Character design : Sarah Saidan
Original soundtrack : Fred Avril
Format : Series 30x3'30
Techniques : 2D animation
Production : Silex Films
Producers : Priscilla Bertin & Judith Nora (Silex Films) - Arnaud Colinart
Animation studio : Silex Animation
Line producer : Philippine Gelberger
Adapted from : "Culottées, Des Femmes qui ne ont que ce qu'elles veulent", by Pénélope Bagieu (published by Editions Gallimard in 2016-2017)
Series' French title : Culottées
International sales : MIAM! Animation


Voice : Cécile de France

Festival selections

Cartoon Forum 2017
NY IFP Film Week 2017
Angoulême International Comics Festival 2019 (WIP)
Annecy International Animated Film Festival 2019 (WIP)
Masterclass 'Tout'Anim' at Forum des Images, October 2019
Angoulême International Comics Festival 2020 (World Premiere)

“BRAZEN”, the graphic novel in the world

VALEROSAS, Mujeres que solo hacen lo que ellas quieren (Spain)
Dibbuks, Volume 1, August 2017 (Volume 2 published in 2018)

UNERSCHROCKEN,15 Porträts außergewöhnlicher Frauen (Germany)
Reprodukt, Volume 1, September 2017 (Volume 2 published in 2018)

Du Books, October 2017

WERELDWIJVEN, Vrouwen die de wereld naar hun hand zetten (The Netherlands & Belgium)
Scratch, Volume 1, January 2018 (Volume 2 published in march 2019)

BRAZEN, Rebel Ladies who rocked the world (USA/UK)
Macmillan/Penguin, March 2018

TUPECIARY, O kobietach, które robia to, co chca (Poland)
Bec Zmiana, Volume 1, March 2018 (Volume 2 to be published end of 2019)

INDOMITE, Storie di donne che fanno ciò che vogliono (Italia)
Bao Publishing, Volume 1, March 2018 (Volume 2 published in 2018)

OUSADAS, Mulheres que Só Fazem o que Querem (Brazil)
Nemo, July 2018

DESTEMIDAS, Mulheres que Só Fazem o que Querem (Portugal)
Levoir, July 2018

SKAMLØS, Rebelske kvinder der ændrede verden (Denmark)
Cobolt, Volume 1, October 2018 (Volume 2 to be published, Autumn 2019)

걸크러시 1: 삶을 개척해나간 여자들
Munhakdongne Publishing Corp, 2019

ComFederation PH, 2019

NEUSTRAŠNE, Portreti Neuklonljivih Zensk (Slovenia)
Zavod VigeVageKnjige, 2019

Forthcoming :

Sweden (Epix Bokforlag), China (Ginkgo -Beijing- Book Co), Turkey (Alfa Basim Yayim Dagitim), Croatia (Fibra), Mexico