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The Dilemma of Desire: Entertaining, thrilling and radical, The Dilemma of Desire shatters the myths and lies about female sexual desire, bodies and – ultimately – power.

How much do you know about the clitoris? Chances are, not enough. The vast internal structure tasked with sexual pleasure for over half of the population has been largely ignored by a long history of western medical science written by men. With humor and candor in equal measure, The Dilemma of Desire follows a quartet of remarkable women whose work in science, academia, industrial design, and art has paved the way for a better understanding of women’s sexual desire, anatomy, and health in an era when women’s rights are once again under fire.

In this timely and radical film about female desire, gender politics, and sexuality, filmmaker Maria Finitzo invites us to share intimate conversations with women on a mission to reverse a patriarchal legacy that denies female empowerment through omissions and distortions.

Awards l Film Girl Film Festival 2020 Jury Award Best Feature l Seattle Queer Film Festival 2020 Best Feature Audience Award

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  • Year
  • Runtime
    102 mins
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Maria Finitzo
  • Producer
    Maria Finitzo, Cynthia Kane, Diane Quon,
  • Executive Producer
    Barbara Kopple, Hugh Schulze, Gordon Quinn/Kartemquim Films,
  • Filmmaker
    Maria Finitzo,
  • Editor
    Liz Kaar, co-editor Mimi Wilcox, consulting editor Sabine Krayenbühl
  • Composer
    Miriam Cutler