December

The Dilemma of Desire

Maria Finitzo

The clitoris is the only body part meant purely for pleasure. Still, despite its singular function, many people have no idea how it works or what it looks like. The Dilemma of Desire changes that once and for all. A warm and fascinating plea for sexual freedom and awareness.

Hardly anybody – male or female – knows what a clitoris looks like. Most people recognize its tip, but not the organ underneath. And in medical text books, where the penis is dealt with in great detail, the clitoris is often ignored. Or, as neuroscientist Stacey Dutton says: ‘The clitoris is really an afterthought.’

That omission is why Dutton has committed herself to studying the clitoris. She is one of the women taking us on a fascinating and provocative journey in The Dilemma of Desire. We meet conceptual artist Sophia Wallace, whose Cliteracy Project challenges broadly believed myths about female sexuality. Designer Ti Chang, who thinks of alternatives to the conventional vibrator. Jasmine, who was raised to repress her sexuality and later found out she’s an exhibitionist. Becca, who has never had an orgasm. And many, many more. Together they show the complexity of female sexual pleasure. And most of all: the importance of joyful sexuality.

Credits

Director
Maria Finitzo
Type
Documentary
Country
United States
Year
2020
Spoken language
English
There are no subtitles for this film

Theatres, dates and times (updated when more dates are announced)

Alkmaar
Tue 14 Dec at 19:00 in Filmhuis Alkmaar
Amersfoort
Mon 13 Dec at 20:15 in De Lieve Vrouw
Amsterdam
Wed 15 Dec at 19:30 in Kriterion
Apeldoorn
Tue 14 Dec at 20:00 in Gigant
Arnhem
Wed 22 Dec at 19:00 in Focus Filmtheater
Delft
in Filmhuis Lumen
Den Haag
Sun 12 Dec at 15:00 in Filmhuis Den Haag
Deventer
in MIMIK
Enschede
in Concordia
Groningen
Tue 14 Dec at 20:30 in Vera Zienema
Hilversum
Tue 14 Dec at 20:15 in Filmtheater Hilversum
Leiden
Mon 13 Dec at 19:00 in Kijkhuis
Maastricht
Mon 29 Nov at 19:30 in Lumière
Middelburg
at 20:00 in Cinema Middelburg
Nijmegen
Wed 8 Dec at 19:30 in LUX
Utrecht
Mon 13 Dec in Louis Hartlooper Complex
Wageningen
in Movie W
Zevenaar
Wed 8 Dec in Filmhuis Zevenaar