(VIDEO) A Review Of Orgasm, Inc.
Written by Bianca I. Laureano for RHRealityCheck.org - News, commentary and community for reproductive health and justice.
On a trip to Trinity College a friend asked me if I had seen the film Orgasm, Inc.: The Strange Science Of Female PleasureWhen I told her I had not, she began to tell me about the film. She had requested the library order it and it had just arrived when I was leaving. When I got back to NYC I decided to look into the film. I watched the trailer on the website (which you can see below) and sent a review request in which was quickly answered.
A pink folder of information about the film arrived a week later and I eagerly read the information preparing to watch the film. Director Liz Canner(Deadly Embrace: Nicaragua, The World Bank and International Monetary Fund) has several documentaries she’s created and directed of various topics focusing on human rights and social justice. An award-winning filmmaker, Canner spent almost 10 years working on Orgasm, Inc. Below is the synopsis of the film from the website:
“In the shocking and hilarious documentary ORGASM INC., 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 that wins 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.”