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THE DILEMMA OF DESIRE follows a conceptual artist, two scientists, and an industrial designer who are using their work to shatter the myths and outright lies women have been taught about their sexual desire and their bodies. Committed to the truth - call it “Cliteracy”- the acknowledgement and understanding that the clitoris is fundamental to the female orgasm - these four compelling women are out to change culture.
Through her art, Sophia Wallace is changing the way we talk about female pleasure. College professor, Dr. Stacey Dutton, is dedicated to studying the biology of the clitoris. Dr. Lisa Diamond is dismantling outdated notions about women's arousal and desire with 22 years of ground-breaking research. Designer and entrepreneur Ti Chang is passionate about designing products by women for women.
Working in concert with the work of these three women are the deeply personal stories of four young women: Umnia, Becca, Jasmine, Sunny and Coriama. The film follows the women at work, with friends and family, and in their dating lives, intimately exploring what it means for them in to find their voice and the courage needed to own their sexuality.
Directed by Maria Finitzo. Produced by Diane Quon and Cynthia Kane. Edited by Liz Kaar. Executive producers Barbara Kopple, Hugh Schulze, and Gordon Quinn.