Written by: FFT Webmaster | February 22nd, 2011
Liz Canner’s shocking yet entertaining documentary ORGASM INC. explores the strange science of female pleasure, and in the process reveals the often warped mentality of our pharmaceutical and medical industries. Upbeat, engaging, enlightening, and provocative, ORGASM INC. will change the way you think about sex.
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Critic’s Pick! “By taking a playful approach to a deeply serious subject, Orgasm Inc. explores the link between female sexuality and corporate profits with a style that’s as entertaining as it is revelatory.”
– The New York Times
“A desperately needed antidote to all the hype generated by pharmaceutical companies pursuing their holy grail: a female Viagra.”
“Impassioned, well researched and valuable.”
– Time Out New York
“Both poignant and hilarious, Orgasm Inc.
will leave you hot and bothered.”
– Time Magazine
In this shocking and hilarious documentary, filmmaker Liz Canner takes a job editing erotic videos for a drug trial for a pharmaceutical company. Her employer is developing what they hope will be the first Viagra drug for women to win FDA approval to treat a new disease: Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD). Liz gains permission to film the company for her own documentary. Initially, she plans to create a movie about science and pleasure but she soon begins to suspect that her employer, along with a cadre of other medical companies, might be trying to take advantage of women (and potentially endanger their health) in pursuit of billion dollar profits. Orgasm Inc. is a powerful look inside the medical industry and the marketing campaigns that are literally and figuratively reshaping our everyday lives around health, illness, desire – and that ultimate moment: orgasm.
Directed by Liz Canner
80 minutes, Digital, English, 2010