Passion & Power: The Technology of Orgasm by Emiko Omori, Wendy Slick |Emiko Omori, Wendy Slick, Gerri Lawlor, Rachel P. Maines | 720229913546 | DVD | Barnes & Noble
Passion & Power: The Technology of Orgasm

Passion & Power: The Technology of Orgasm

Director: Emiko Omori, Wendy Slick

Cast: Emiko Omori, Wendy Slick, Gerri Lawlor, Rachel P. Maines

     
 
The male-dominated fields of medicine and psychology didn't always display a tremendous understanding of women (or a sensitivity to their sexual needs) prior to the rise of the Sexual Revolution in the 1960s and the Women's Movement in the 1970s, and for decades the existence of the female orgasm wasn't even acknowledged in many circles. When a greater understanding

Overview

The male-dominated fields of medicine and psychology didn't always display a tremendous understanding of women (or a sensitivity to their sexual needs) prior to the rise of the Sexual Revolution in the 1960s and the Women's Movement in the 1970s, and for decades the existence of the female orgasm wasn't even acknowledged in many circles. When a greater understanding of women's sexuality began to emerge, the realities of female autoeroticism became less of a mystery, and with this revelation came the not-so-little secret of the electromechanical vibrator, which first became available in 1883. While they were sold for years as massagers, many women found a more personal use for them, and while they were openly embraced as sexual aids in some quarters, in more conservative territories of the United States, selling a vibrator as a sex toy is still against the law. Documentary filmmakers Wendy Slick and Emiko Omori examine the public history of the female orgasm and how the vibrator became part of the story in Power and Passion: The Technology of Orgasm, a witty but informative film that focuses on female sexuality in both the past and the present.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/09/2008
UPC:
0720229913546
Original Release:
2008
Rating:
NR
Source:
First Run Features
Time:
1:14:00

Special Features

Interview extras; Behind the scenes; More antique vibrators; Dancing Vibrator trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gerri Lawlor Narrator
Rachel P. Maines Participant
Dell Williams Participant
Reno Participant
Joanne Webb Participant
BeAnn Sisemore Participant
Pat Davis Participant
Kathryn Young Participant
Nina Townsend Participant
Betty Dodson Participant

Technical Credits
Emiko Omori Director,Cinematographer,Editor,Producer
Wendy Slick Director,Editor,Producer
Mark Adler Score Composer
Don de Fina Production Designer
Vivian Kleiman Executive Producer
Rena Koresky Musical Direction/Supervision
David Liu Executive Producer
Philip Perkins Sound/Sound Designer
Richard Reutlinger Production Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Passion & Power: The Technology of Orgasm
1. Introduction [3:20]
2. Secret Sexual History [4:52]
3. Bodily Perceptions and Hysteria [8:09]
4. Hydrotherapy [2:59]
5. Vibratory Evolution [10:46]
6. Sexual Revolution [8:48]
7. The Imprtance of Passion [6:23]
8. The Dildo Patrol [9:41]
9. Defining Sex [2:58]
10. Good Vibrations [3:52]
11. Liberating the Orgasm [7:48]
12. Credits [2:42]

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