Venue: Virtual Festival
Duration: 108 min
Director: Maria Finitzot Producers: Maria Finitzo, Cynthia Kane, Diane Quon Executive Producers: Barbara Kopple, Jolene Pinder, Gordon Quinn, Hugh Schulze Directors of Photography: Hillary Bachhelder, Bing Liu, Adam Singer, Keith Walker Editor: Liz Kaar Music: Miriam Cutler Featuring: Sophia Wallace, Dr. Stacey Dutton, Dr. Lisa Diamond, Ti Chang, Umnia, Becca, Jasmine, Sunny, Coriama Genre: Documentary Country: USA
THE DILEMMA OF DESIRE
2020 | USA | 108 MIN
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 Lisa Diamond is dismantling outdated notions about women’s arousal.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.
Providing the embodiment of this work are the personal stories of Umnia, Becca, Jasmine, Sunny, and Coriama – five young women discovering and owning their sexuality.
THE DILEMMA OF DESIRE is a powerful reminder that true equality will come only when we all arrive at a place of understanding and acknowledgement that women are sexual beings, entitled to live their lives fully within the expression of their desire.
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