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Praise for Liz Canner's ORGASM INC.

"A must-see!  Liz Canner's informative, amusing, often impassioned and expertly crafted documentary seizes the perfect platform from which to launch a common-sense attack on Big Pharma's shameless corporatization of health." - Ronnie Scheib,Variety

Critic's Pick! "By taking a playful approach to a deeply serious subject, [Canner] explores the link between female sexuality and corporate profits with a style that's as entertaining as it is revelatory." - Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times

"A desperately needed antidote to all the hype generated by pharmaceutical companies pursuing their holy grail: a female Viagra." - Newsweek

"Both poignant and hilarious, Orgasm Inc. will leave you hot and bothered." - Time Magazine

"A must-see for women of all ages, for their partners, and for their physicians."
- Jennifer Merin, About.com Documentaries

"An eye-opening exposé." - Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter

"Smartly constructed, briskly edited and sometimes very funny." - Mark Jenkins, NPR

"Deftly deflates the pharmaceutical industry’s hunt for a lucrative cure to female sexual dysfunction." - Wired

"Comprehensive and surprisingly rousing!" - Scott Tobias, The AV Club

"I loved Orgasm Inc. It’s a great combination of educational, entertaining and angering – perfect."  - Gloria Steinem

"A heartfelt plea for women to own their own sexuality, rather then relying on a prescription pill… Canner’s subject matter and commitment to truth is absolutely compelling…it is an education, a call to action, and a celebration of just how very normal female sexuality can be." - Leslie-Stonebraker, New York Press

"A sexy indictment of big pharma that gives a lot of great laughs."  - The Toronto Star

"An extraordinary, revelatory documentary about female desire and the pharmaceutical industry."   - The Times (UK)

"Illuminating!"  - New York Magazine

"Impassioned, alarmed and well researched." - Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out NY

"Director Liz Canner makes a lot of big claims in her narration, but they never seem baseless or histrionic, padded out by a clear foundation of research… this drug-obsessed culture is presented with scary precision."  -  Jesse Cataldo, Slant Magazine

"Director and producer Canner took a serious, but sometimes comical look at the medicalization of women's sexuality – from the invention of the Dr. Stuart Meloy's "orgasmatron" for on-demand climax to cosmetic vaginal reconstruction – all in the name of some new kind of normalcy."  - Susan Donaldson James, ABC News Health

"Big Pharma’s race for FDA approval of remedies designed to combat female sexual dissatisfaction has been extensive. And nearly a decade after she started shooting, Canner has completed an excellent historical record of their pursuit." - Anna Bean, Bust Magazine

"Maintaining a playful tone, Canner's film nevertheless serves as an indictment of greed at the expense of women who have too long been kept in the dark about their own bodies and sexuality."  - Indiewire

"Orgasm Inc. is a terrific new documentary that delves into designer vaginas and other true life tales of the commodification of women’s pleasure centers."   - JoAnn Wypijewski, The Nation

"Orgasm Inc., a biting new documentary, gives a behind-the-scenes look at the race to develop drugs, devices, and surgery to treat female sexual problems."   - Vogue Magazine

“A wry and unsqueamish piece of film-making.” - Libby Brooks, The Guardian

Hilarious and terrifying.” - Andrew O'Hehir, Salon

“A highly engrossing and eye-opening expose of pharmaceutical company tactics… Canner is able to keep Orgasm Inc. trained on its eponymous theme with a brisk pace and precise detail that will be equally illuminating to men and women” - Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald

“Powerful!” - Debby Herbenick, Time Out Chicago

“Smart and often hilarious…Canner lets the argument unfold organically, and offers up intimate insight into the complex nature of the pharmaceutical industry.” - Film Radar

“A bracing attack…Canner proves her muckraking mettle” - Sam Weisberg, L Magazine

“Orgasm Inc provides an antidote to the marketing and scientific distortion, and will help to protect women from being deceived into undergoing unnecessary and possibly unsafe medical treatments.  It will simply change the way you think about sex.” - Encore Magazine

"A shocking but hilarious film."  - London Daily Mail

" Shocking…an eye-opening, cautionary tale unveiling a diabolical corporate conspiracy to turn healthy people into patients by medicalizing everyday aspects of the human condition." - Kam Williams, Dallas Black

"Hardly the recent lame finger-wagging that gooey rom-com Love and Other Drugs gave naughty drug giants, Liz Canner’s documentary gives the finger as she exposes certain billion-dollar pharmaceutical firms and other opportunists in their embrace of the dubious “Female Sexual Dysfunction” disorder." - Doris Toumarkine, Film Journal

"Strikes the balance between entertaining and enlightening… a doc as full of heart and humor as it is thought-provoking revelations." - Kristy Puchko, The Film Stage

"Provocative…Orgasm Inc. will leave you wondering what just happened and why it continues." - Amy R. Handler, Moving Pictures

“Alarming…procovative!” - Ann Lewinson, Hartford Advocate

"Orgasm Inc. is one of the best documentaries on both sex and the medical field ever, witty, clever, informative and timely."   - Lisa Derrick, Firedoglake.com

"Orgasm Inc. hits female erogenous zones that pharmaceutical fixes can't find: your brain and your funny bone."   - Terry Allen, In These Times