Suggested View Time:
6:10 PM EDT / 5:10 PM CDT
Saturday, August 15

Note: No closed captioning or subtitles available.

Entertaining, thrilling and radical, THE DILEMMA OF DESIRE explores the work of four women who are shattering myths and lies about female sexual desire, bodies and – ultimately – power. Groundbreaking artist Sophia Wallace challenges long-held ideas of women with her “cliteracy” project, putting front and center the clitoris as fundamental to female orgasm. Dr. Stacey Dutton, a neuroscientist who realized she had never seen a drawing of the clitoris until she discovered Wallace’s work, is now committed to studying its biology and pushing the publishing industry to correct the deliberate omissions of the clitoris in major anatomy textbooks. With 20 years of research, Dr. Lisa Diamond is dismantling outdated notions about women’s arousal. And industrial designer Ti Chang heads CRAVE, a company dedicated to designing and manufacturing elegant vibrators for women. Providing the embodiment of this work are the personal stories of Umnia, Becca, Jasmine, Sunny, and Coriama – five young women discovering and owning their sexuality. THE DILEMMA OF DESIRE is a powerful reminder that true equality will come only when we all arrive at a place of understanding and acknowledgement that women are sexual beings, entitled to live their lives fully within the expression of their desire.



108 minutes

Director: Maria Finitzo

Producers: Maria Finitzo, Cynthia Kane, Diane Quon

Executive Producers: Barbara Kopple, Jolene Pinder, Gordon Quinn, Hugh Schulze

Cinematographers: Hillary Bachelder, Bing Liu, Adam Singer, Keith Walker

Editor: Liz Kaar

Maria Finitzo (Director, Producer)


July 17, 2020