Orgasm Inc

Orgasm Inc

DVD - 2011
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Explores the strange science of female pleasure and reveals the warped mentality of the pharmaceutical and medical industries. Director Liz Canner embarks on a nine-year odyssey as she follows the companies who are racing to be the first to win FDA approval for a product to cure 'female sexual dysfunction.' The prize: billions of dollars in profits. Featuring illuminating footage and interviews with activists, doctors, and medical experts.
Publisher: [United States] : First Run Features, 2011
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE ORGAS
Characteristics: optical
1 videodisc (Not rated)(78 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Notes: Special features: bonus scenes ; take action: a resource guide ; director bio
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akirakato
May 05, 2015

This a 2009 documentary by award-winning director Liz Canner.
Basically it tells how the pharmaceutical and medical industrie make a lot of money on the so-called female sexual dysfunction (FSD).
Those companies simply take advantage of FSD and even "promote" it.

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Apr 01, 2015

*Attention - Spoiler Alert!!*

It seems that after all was said and done in Orgasm Inc. (a very worthwhile documentary asking serious questions about Female Sexual Dysfunction, or FSD), it's apparently "normal" for women to be sexually unfulfilled for their entire lives. (So, hey, don't worry, girls - You may have sexual dysfunction, but, you're fine!)

Competently directed by Liz Canner - Orgasm Inc. certainly posed a lot of interesting and even surprising concerns surrounding the likes of FSD. And, of course, behind it all was the greedy-greedy pharmaceutical companies doing their damnedest to address this issue of sexual dysfunction by offering women such hair-brain devices as an "Orgasmatron" and "Intrinsa" (a testosterone sex-patch).

The one approach to resolving FSD that really shocked me silly had to do with women actually going under the surgeon's scalpel for vagina reconstruction. Yep. That's right! These women were so distressed about having FSD that they had their vaginas surgically sliced and diced..... Sheesh!!

Anyways - In conclusion - I seriously ask you - When are women going to finally accept the fact that, in reality, sexual fulfilment is strictly a "male-thing"? (Ha! Just kidding)

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labrys
Aug 23, 2013

bham2013 Solid documentary looking at the pharmaceutical industry's pursuit of "female viagra" - at turns surreal, comic and fascinating.

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StarGladiator
Jul 23, 2013

View this at the same time you are reading Side Effects (by Alison Bass), and your knowledge of the biopharmaceutical industry is sure to grow geometrically!

JCLHelenH Feb 26, 2013

I had reservations because of the title and picture, but don't let it scare you. This film describes how pharmaceutical companies manufacture disease in order to develop the cure. Very interesting.

VahiniG Nov 08, 2012

A great watch, the cover does not convey the feel of the film. Yet another documentary illustrating the power of pharmaceuticals in North America.

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Jean-Pierre Lebel
Jun 01, 2012

Some comments on the DVD cover led me to believe this documentary would be interesting and hilarious. The material about Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD) was marginally interesting, but not funny. It was sad more than anything. It is sad that we don't know how to read our own sexual health and would feel that a pharmaceutical company has better answers than our own intuition, partners, friends, or even family doctor. I agree with the main point of the film, drug manufacturing companies have no right to be defining medical terms and new medical conditions.

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movie20
Apr 22, 2012

Very good and enlightening documenmtary. It all boils down to the money. Pharmaceutical companies giving official names to diseases that are not really diseases in order to make more money on prescription drugs. Now I know why every little bump, bruise, ache, pain is becoming a disease with a specific name. Drugs are a big business. So sad.

kevfarley Jan 19, 2012

Great film!
It was difficult to remember sometimes that this is NOT a comedic parody !
It is about a serious mega-bucks corporate Quest.

(P.S. Kev's PICkS : For an awareness provoking cross-cultural perspective, I recommend seeing "Orgasm Inc" together with the film "Hysteria", about the invention of the vibrator!
...and follow that up with a more sober look at female sexual persecution, in "Desert Flower"!!,

And then please let us know what you think?)

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dprodrig
Sep 09, 2011

This video was really interesting to watch as it really brings home the point that we, as a culture, seem to have lost the grasp of what is normal and what is expected. Moreover, we seem to want to be perfect to the point of insanity. I also didn't realize that diseases were being created in order to increase the profit margins of drug companies... ghastly.

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