Description: Barbara Miller’s feature documentary #FEMALE PLEASURE portrays five courageous, smart and self-determined women, breaking the silence imposed by our still deeply patriarch societies and strictly religious communities. With incredible strength and positive energy, bestselling author Deborah Feldman, anti FGM-activist Leyla Hussein, vagina-artist Rokudenashiko, former nun Doris Wagner and "Love Matters"- founder 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, religionsand 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 female body is subjected to male lust and first and foremost meant for procreation, without any regard for female sexual pleasure and autonomy.
These women decided to speak up and are the ultimate exampleon how courage, strength , and zest for life can indeed alter societal structures.
Release Date: 10/18/2019
Studio: X Verleih
||Theatrical Wide Release