#Female Pleasure (2018) Poster

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dcarroll7431 October 2020
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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EUFF Review: #Female Pleasure (6 Stars)
nairtejas23 September 2019
#Female Pleasure is an eyeopener even for people who think they know all about the struggles of women in the 21st century. Out of the five stories documented here, the Tokyo and Kenyan ones are so startling you would think if such practices are still going on. And as per one of the persons, they still are. The topic of female genital mutilation (FGM) or sexual assault on children is as horrid as it sounds and the worst part is that it is prevalent not just in Middle Eastern or African countries. It's happening everywhere. The pressure from the society, the arresting grip of the government, and the uselessness of religions are the talking points here, all of which make sense. #Female Pleasure is a document that may require some good editing but it is still a valid debate opener and should be mandatory viewing for government officials, religious fanatics, and torchbearers of the society. I was thoroughly taken aback not because of the content but because of the opinions of one tantrik (priest) who tries to explain homophobia as a difference between Western and Indian cultures. Blood-curdling. TN.

(Watched and reviewed at its India premier at the 24th European Union Film Festival (EUFF India) in Mumbai.)
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