Barbara Miller's feature documentary #FEMALE PLEASURE portrays five courageous, smart and self-determined women, breaking the silence imposed by their archaic-patriarch societies and religious communities. With incredible strength and positive energy, Deborah Feldman, Leyla Hussein, Rokudenashiko, Doris Wagner and Vithika Yadav are fighting for sexual liberation and autonomy for women, beyond religious rules and cultural barriers. But their victory comes at a high price: they all have experienced public defamation, threats and prosecutions, have been excommunicated by the society they grew up in and even received death threats by religious leaders and fanatics. #FEMALE PLEASURE shows the universal mechanisms at work that determine the position of women until today, spanning cultures, religions and continents: from Japan and India and the Somali Muslim diaspora to the Hasidic community in Brooklyn and the Catholic clergy in Europe. All protagonists have come to the same conclusion: the...
Produced over a period of 5 years with shooting taking place in the USA, UK, India, Kenya, Germany, Japan and Israel. See more »
I watched, I cried, and I cringed. I'm a male, and I detest everything I saw that depicts the "accepted" male norm, control of women. I am so angry, I cannot write a proper review of this ground breaking documentary.
The one thing I will say is this. I admire and applaud every woman who appeared in this documentary. I also admire and applaud all the women who didn't. And I apologise to all women who have endured everything depicted in this documentary.
You are my equal, or should that be, I am YOUR equal?
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