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 Lisa Diamond is dismantling outdated notions about women’s arousal; and Ti Chang, an industrial designer, creates elegant vibrators for women.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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Credits

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

Contact

Distributor:

Ro*Co Films
annie@rocofilms.com

Public Film Contact:

Maria Finitzo
Kartemquinn Films
mfinitzo@gmail.com
773-472-4366

Publicity Contact:

Sylvia Desrochers
dilemmaofdesire@mprm.com
323-933-3399

Sales Agent:

Annie Roney

Details

Primary Entry:
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Secondary Entry:
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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