PASSION & POWER: THE TECHNOLOGY OF ORGASM,, the documentary hit at this past Fall's 2007 Mill Valley Film Festival, will have its first theatrical run this February!
If you are in Northern California from February 22-27, see us on screen at San Francisco’s Roxie New College Film Center (for more info and times visit: http://www.roxie.com/events/details.cfm?eventID=3D365CD4-F1F6-5CD4-10184803023B4C85)
and Marin County’s San Rafael’s Rafael Theater (for more info and times visit: http://www.cafilm.org/films/860.html)
Check out the hot-off-the-presses VARIETY REVIEW:
ABOUT THE FILM
At the turn of the last century, the electric vibrator became a consumer item at the same time as the toaster, and long before the vacuum cleaner.
The hidden history of this simple object is traced in this serious, witty and altogether eye-opening documentary.
This is the movie that kept the Mill Valley Film Festival abuzz, based on the book The Technology of Orgasm: “Hysteria,” the Vibrator and Women’s Sexual Satisfaction by Rachel P. Maines (who appears onscreen), the film traces the origins of the instrument back to the ancient (and now obsolete) concept of female “hysteria.” From images of Victorian doctors who manipulated and controlled their female patients, to the 1970s feminist movement, when the vibrator became a symbol of personal empowerment, it’s a surprising and enlightening story—one that the filmmakers demonstrate is far from finished. In recent years, Texas housewife Joanne Webb was arrested for selling vibrators to other women, and it seems that this innocent little machine remains at the center of issues regarding sexual freedom, civil liberties and the right to privacy.
See the film that actor/comedienne Margaret Cho calls a “…tremendously important and provocative film that uses humor and great insight to illuminate our dark past...I loved it almost as much as I love my vibrator!"
Can't make it to see the film at one of these screenings in February?
Visit: http://www.technologyoforgasm.com/index.asp to purchase this film in time for an original, mindful and provocative Valentine’s Day Gift for yourself and your partner, spouse, special friend or lover!
Official Website: http://www.technologyoforgasm.com
Added by sn65 on February 1, 2008