The Dilemma of Desire

The Dilemma of Desire

THE DILEMMA OF DESIRE explores the work of four women who are shattering myths and lies that women are being told about their sexual desire and their bodies. Coined by artist Sophia Wallace, “Cliteracy” is the understanding that the clitoris is fundamental to the female orgasm. Through her art, Wallace is changing culture. Dr. Stacey Dutton, a neuroscientist, studies the biology of the clitoris; Dr. Lisa Diamond is dismantling outdated notions about women’s arousal; and Ti Chang, an industrial designer, creates elegant vibrators for women. Providing the embodiment of their work are the real life stories of Umnia, Becca, Jasmine, Sunny, and Coriama.

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Maria Finitzo




Director: Maria Finitzo
Executive Producer: Gordon Quinn, Barbara Kopple, Jolene Pinder, Hugh Schulze
Producer: Cynthia Kane, Diane Quon
Cinematographer: Adam Singer, Keith Walker, Hillary Bachelder, Bing Liu
Editor: Liz Kaar
Sound Designer: BAM Studios
Music: Miriam Cutler
Principal Cast: Sophia Wallace, Stacey Dutton, Lisa Diamond, Ti Chang, Rebecca, Umnia, Coriama, Jasmine, Yixin


Ro*Co Films
Public Film Contact
Maria Finitzo
Kartemquinn Films
Publicity Contact
Sylvia Desrochers
Sales Agent
Annie Roney
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2020
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Documentary, LGBTQ, Mature/Adult
Screening Section: Documentary Spotlight
Screening Category: Documentary Feature
Country: Mexico, United States
Language: English
Runtime: 108 mins