Tuesday, March 1, 2011

It's coming ; ) The Oakland University 27th Annual Women and Gender Studies Film Festival

"We are liberating a subject long suppressed in our culture. And it’s about time." -- Filmmakers Wendy Slick and Emiko Omori, "Passion and Power: The technology of orgasm"

The theme of Oakland University's 27th Annual Film Festival is "From hysteria to disorder: Manufacturing the disorders of female sexual desire."

The festival takes place Saturday, March 12 from noon - 5 p.m. and features two films: "Orgasm Inc.: The strange science of female pleasure" and "Passion and Power:  The strange science of female pleasure." 

"Orgasm Inc." by Liz Canner is all about female sexual desire and the drug companies' race to produce a drug to cure what could be a manufactured disorder -- Female Sexual Disfunction (FSD.)

In "Passion and Power" by Wendy Slick and Emiko Omori explore the history of the vibrator and its connection to sex and power that goes back 2,500 years.

Following the films will be a discussion led by professors Sylvie Lombardo and Patricia Wren. 

It should be informative and enlightening.  Reservations are requested by Friday, March 4.  Visit the Women and Gender Studies Program at Oakland University on Facebook for details.

Watch the trailers here:

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