In this entertaining documentary, Liz Canner explores the strange science of female pleasure, and in the process reveals the often warped mentality of our pharmaceutical and medical industries.
ORGASM INC. begins when filmmaker Liz Canner is hired to edit videos to be used in a drug trial for a pharmaceutical company. Her employer is developing what they hope will be the first FDA approved drug for women that will treat a new disease: FSD.
Intrigued, Liz decides to make a movie about the science of female pleasure. But she soon begins to suspect that her employer, along with other medical and pharmaceutical companies, might be trying to take advantage of women in pursuit of profit. With unique access and a deft style of interviewing, Liz embarks on a nine year odyssey as she follows pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers who are racing to be the first to win FDA approval for their product – be it pill, patch, nose spray, or some other delivery device.
The promised cure: normal sexual function and orgasm. The prize: billions of dollars in profits. Despite its serious agenda, Canner brings wry humour to her film. Featuring illuminating footage and interviews with activists, doctors and medical experts, the documentary is a powerful, timely and, yes, entertaining look inside Big Pharma and other medical companies with their often misleading marketing campaigns that literally and figuratively reshape our everyday lives.
Upbeat, engaging, enlightening, and provocative, this documentary film will change the way you think about sex.