"Very funny and intensely informational" - Indiewire
Gender • Equality • Women, Gender & Sexuality • LGBTQ • Democracy and Social Movements • Education & Educational Equity
"Empowering, sex positive" - The Hollywood Reporter
Date of Completion: 2020 | Run Time: 118 | Language: English | Captions: No | Includes: Transcript | Director: Maria Finitzo | Producers: Maria Finitzo, Cynthia Kane & Diane Quon
Entertaining, thrilling and radical, THE DILEMMA OF DESIRE explores the work of four women who are shattering myths and lies about female sexual desire, bodies and - ultimately - power. Groundbreaking artist Sophia Wallace challenges long-held ideas of women with her “cliteracy” project, putting front and center the clitoris as fundamental to female orgasm. Dr. Stacey Dutton, a neuroscientist who realized she had never seen a drawing of the clitoris until she discovered Wallace’s work, is now committed to studying its biology and pushing the publishing industry to correct the deliberate omissions of the clitoris in major anatomy textbooks. With 20 years of research, Dr. Lisa Diamond is dismantling outdated notions about women’s arousal. And industrial designer Ti Chang heads CRAVE, a company dedicated to designing and manufacturing elegant vibrators for women.