In her daring documentary debut, Liz Canner tackles deception and possibly criminal behavior in the pharmaceutical companies that seek to sell women solutions to sexual problems that may not exist.
After two years hitting festivals and seeking distribution, the provocative doc, Orgasm Inc., will finally come to theaters in February, but you can check out the trailer now (via Film School Rejects).
Synopsis courtesy of Orgasm Inc.’s site:
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.
Female health issues are often a topic that gets shelved/ignored/politicized, so I’m not surprised to learn that Canner had a hard time finding distribution. But with the film’s incisive eye and keen sense of humor, I’m looking forward to its impending release.
Orgasm Inc. will see a limited release on February 11th, 2011.
How about you? Will you come out for Orgasm Inc?
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