The Dilemma of Desire  USA

108 min | Documentary | 2020

Directed by
Maria Finitzo

Produced by
Maria Finitzo, Cynthia Kane, and Diane Moy Quon

Festivals and Awards


Live virtual screening on Thursday, Dec. 3th @ 7:30pm PST with filmmaker Q&A to follow. This film will not be available to screen in our On Demand Theatre.

Note: This film may be viewed from anywhere in the United States.

Setting out to shatter the myths and outright lies women have been taught about their sexual desire and their bodies, THE DILEMMA OF DESIRE follows four compelling women as they intimately explore what it means for them to find their voice and the courage needed to own their sexuality. Committed to the truth – call it “Cliteracy,” the acknowledgement and understanding that the clitoris is fundamental to the female orgasm – these women (a conceptual artist, two scientists, and an industrial designer) are out to change our culture.


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