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Orgasm Inc. Details

  • Release Date: Feb 11, 2011
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  • Runtime: 1 hr. 13 min.
  • Genres: Documentary
  • Cast:Carol Queen.

FULL SYNOPSIS

When independent filmmaker Liz Canner landed an unusual assignment -- editing a stack of porn films into a "highlight reel" for a pharmaceutical company -- she found the inspiration for this project, a documentary on "female sexual dysfunction" and the business that has sprung up behind it. "Female sexual dysfunction" is roughly defined as a woman's lack of desire for sexual contact and/or her inability to have an orgasm, and after Viagra made treating male impotence into a growth industry, a number of pharmaceutical firms are working to formulate a similar drug for women. But is "female sexual dysfunction" a real medical condition? Research has determined that 70 percent of women don't regularly reach orgasm through intercourse (usually due to inattention by their partners), and a lack of enthusiasm for lovemaking can stem from anything from a bad day at work to a husband's bad breath. Are drug companies attempting to convince women they need treatment for a malady that doesn't actually exist? Orgasm, Inc. takes a look at the disinformation that has been spread about female sexuality through the ages up to the present day, including a woman who collects antique vibrators and turn-of-the-century literature on "female hysteria," as well as behind-the-scenes footage of researchers attempting to formulate a female orgasm in pill form. Orgasm, Inc. was an official selection at the 2009 Hot Docs International Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:February 11, 2011

Crew

Alex Barnett
Composer (Music Score)
Sandra Christie
Editor
Jeremiah Zagar
Editor
Judith Helfand
Executive Producer
Wendy Ettinger
Executive Producer
Julia Parker Benello
Executive Producer
Tom Paul
Sound/Sound Designer
Tom Paul
Sound Mixer
Doug Block
Consulting Producer
Tricia Reidy
Additional Editing
T. Woody Richman
Consulting Editor
Morgan Faust
Research
Becky Goldberg
Additional Editing
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