The Dilemma of Desire at Queer Screen's Mardi Gras Film Festival

Thursday, February 18, 2021 12:00 am

Queer Screen's Mardi Gras Film Festival

Sophia Wallace’s major artwork “The Cliteracy Project” was a sensation when it first opened in 2012. Forty-three years after the moon landing, but only 14 years after the complete anatomy of the clitoris was proven, sculptures of the clitoris in all its glory placed female sexual desire front and centre at last.

The Dilemma of Desire uses this groundbreaking work to frame discussions from different women as they explore reclaiming female sexuality from the patriarchy, and what that means to them. From biologists and professors empowering their students to understand the clitoris and desire, to an industrial engineer creating bespoke sex toys for women, to queer youth on their own unique path, this sex-positive documentary is sure to spark conversation, and maybe even more!

Content warning: Discussions about sexual violence

Australian Premiere

Winner, Seattle Queer Film Festival 2020 Audience Award for Favourite Documentary

"Alternatively very funny and intensely informational... Finitzo's film takes a thrilling look at female bodies." — IndieWire