Orgasm, Inc.
Orgasm, Inc. (2011)

Liz Canner's shocking yet entertaining documentary ORGASM INC. 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… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 21, 2011
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times

Canner's deft exposť also makes clear that some of the highest-profile "experts" are shills for Big Pharma, and that genital mutilation is thriving in the West, in the form of cosmetic surgery.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Many documentaries lose focus or become unwieldy as their directors uncover unexpected facts about their subjects, but Canner is able to keep Orgasm Inc. trained on its eponymous theme ...

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Fr. Chris Carpenter
Movie Dearest

A must-see for women and men alike. So long as the filmmaker sticks to disturbing facts and figures...(the movie) provides a stiff tonic indeed.

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David Lewis
San Francisco Chronicle

Can best be described as a compelling mess.

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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com

Essentially, "Orgasm Inc." illustrates a time-honored principle of capitalism, which is that you'll never go broke by convincing women that something is wrong with them and then selling them something to make it better.

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Gerald Peary
Boston Phoenix

[Shows] how the American pharmaceutical industry, in legion with famous doctors in its pay, has identified a disease, "female sexual dysfunction" (FSD), that they claim (dubiously) afflicts 43 percent of American women.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

Some subjects are so compelling that not even bad filmmaking can ruin them. And for most of "Orgasm Inc.'' it feels as if Canner is trying with all her might to do just that.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

By taking a playful approach to a deeply serious subject, [director Liz Canner] explores the link between female sexuality and corporate profits with a style that's as entertaining as it is revelatory.

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Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

...may seem targeted at female audiences, but the film has a universal appeal with its slap at big pharmaceutical corporations that...turn healthy people into patients just to sell their drugs.

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Walter M.
As insightful as the documentary "Orgasm, Inc" is at times, it should also come as no surprise that pharmaceutical companies are mostly just… More

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