Coming to VOD tomorrow, Tuesday, November 9:
THE DILEMMA OF DESIRE
SXSW 2020 (unscreened)
DOC NYC, Hot Docs, AFI Docs, St Louis, Docs Against Gravity, Raindance, Woodstock, Doclands
An exploration of the clash between the external power of gender politics and the equally powerful imperative of female sexual desire.
The film previously screened at DOC NYC, for which our program notes read:
In this timely and radical film about female desire, gender politics, and sexuality, director Maria Finitzo invites us to share intimate conversations with women on a mission to reverse a patriarchal legacy that excludes female empowerment through omissions and distortions. Sophia Wallace’s artwork on “cliteracy” acts as a powerful framing device as the film explores such issues as the lack of clitoral details in anatomy books, the need for redesigning toys for female pleasure, and the use of one’s own body as an act of resistance.