Monday, April 9, 2012

Film Review: Orgasm Inc.

Michele Wilson-Morris

Orgasms. Who wouldn’t want to have one and how far would you go to make it a reality?  Liz Canner explores this very relevant topic in depth in a thoroughly entertaining and informative way in Orgasm Inc., as well as profiling pharmaceutical companies who are competing for what is sure to be a multi-billion dollar industry and one of the fastest growing segments in pharmaceutical research. Orgasm Inc. illustrates just how easy it is for us, the public at large, to be convinced that every problem we have is an illness that can and should be treated with pills.  It’s as easy as 1-2-3.   

  1.  Convince the public that there is a new generation of diseases.
  2.  Invent the disease.
  3. Create a market in which pharmaceuticals can prosper by curing or treating it.

Canner was asked to go beyond the role of journaling and documenting the development process to being a participant by producing porn for women that would allow them to become aroused. She was a true observer in her campaign to find the truth, or get as close to it as possible.

Is there really such a thing as Female Sexual Dysfunction? Or would pharmaceutical companies just like for us to believe there is. Orgasm Inc. presents many debatable points of view. The fact is that women should have the final say on whether there is truth in the issues presented. But is this all just another sham to make money from women based on a fictitious health problem that could probably be handled with more rest, less stress, and better, more informed partners as opposed to a new money making bonanza for the health industrial complex? Still, you can’t blame a girl for trying. The film is highly recommended and completely enjoyable. 

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