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Orgasm Inc.

Canner, Elizabeth. (Cinematographer). Christie, Sandra (Sandra Marie) (Film editor). Zagar, Jeremiah. (Film editor). Directed by Liz Canner. (Cast).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 78 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : First Run Films : 2011.

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Restrictions on Access Note: Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Directed by Liz Canner.
Participant or Performer Note: Ray Moynihan, Leonore Tiefer, Carol Queen.
Summary, etc.: In this shocking and hilarious documentary, filmmaker Liz Canner takes a job editing erotic videos for a drug trial for a pharmaceutical company. Her employer is developing what they hope will be the first Viagra drug for women to win FDA approval to treat a new disease: Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD). Liz gains permission to film the company for her own documentary. Initially, she plans to create a movie about science and pleasure but she soon begins to suspect that her employer, along with a cadre of other medical companies, might be trying to take advantage of women (and potentially endanger their health) in pursuit of billion dollar profits. Orgasm Inc. is a powerful look inside the medical industry and the marketing campaigns that are literally and figuratively reshaping our everyday lives around health, illness, desire - and that ultimate moment: orgasm.
Target Audience Note: Not rated.
System Details Note: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Pharmaceutical industry > Moral and ethical aspects.
Pharmaceutical industry > Economic aspects.
Sexual desire disorders > Economic aspects.
Women > Sexual behavior.
Drugs and sex.
Drugs > Marketing.

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