The Dilemma of Desire at Fabulous International Film Festival

Thursday, September 24, 2020 12:00 am

Sarasota, FL
The Fabulous Film Festival

The Dilemma of Desire will be streaming as part of the 2020 Fabulous International Film Festival, September 24th - October 1st.  Single tickets are $12. 

Harvey Milk Festival adopted FabIFF in 2016, celebrating 10 years!
Enjoy queer cinema with virtually this year as the festival goes online. This year features 11 feature films and 10 shorts from the best of LGBTQ+ creators. Each film is available for a 48 hour window from the scheduled date of each film. We can't wait to celebrate LGBTQ+ Cinema with you!

The Harvey Milk Festival was inspired by the advocacy and activism of one of the first openly gay elected officials, Harvey Milk. This arts and advocacy organization was created to support and inspire the LGBTQ+ community and allies through music, art, film, and dance. Continuing the legacy of Harvey Milk and other queer activists, we also provide diversity and inclusivity training for local businesses.


Entertaining, thrilling and radical, THE DILEMMA OF DESIRE explores the work of four women who are shattering myths and lies about female sexual desire, bodies and – ultimately – power.

Groundbreaking artist Sophia Wallace challenges long-held ideas of women with her “cliteracy” project, putting front and center the clitoris as fundamental to female orgasm. Dr. Stacey Dutton, a neuroscientist who realized she had never seen a drawing of the clitoris until she discovered Wallace’s work, is now committed to studying its biology and pushing the publishing industry to correct the deliberate omissions of the clitoris in major anatomy textbooks. With 20 years of research, Dr. Lisa Diamond is dismantling outdated notions about women’s arousal. And industrial designer Ti Chang heads CRAVE, a company dedicated to designing and manufacturing elegant vibrators for women.

Providing the embodiment of this work are the personal stories of Umnia, Becca, Jasmine, Sunny, and Coriama – five young women discovering and owning their sexuality.

THE DILEMMA OF DESIRE is a powerful reminder that true equality will come only when we all arrive at a place of understanding and acknowledgement that women are sexual beings, entitled to live their lives fully within the expression of their desire.