#FemalePleasure is a new documentary from Swiss Director Barbara Miller. The tag line for the film is “five women, five cultures, one story.”
This film, with a hashtag for a title, describes itself: “#FEMALE PLEASURE is a plea for the liberation of female sexuality in the 21st century. The film questions millennial patriarchal structures, as well as the – now commonplace – porn culture. It accompanies five extraordinary women around the globe, reveals universal contexts and shows the successful fight for a self-determined female sexuality and an equal, sensual relationship between the sexes.”
As the narrator says, “It’s not a question of fixing one gender before the other. We all have to change.” The film follows women in Japan, Germany, India, Switzerland the UK, and the US as they fight for women’s self determination in their own sexuality. The women come from traditions of Hinduism, Catholicism, Buddhism, Islam, and Judaism.
#FemalePleasure portrays five courageous, smart and self-determined women, breaking the silence imposed by their archaic-patriarch societies and religious communities. With incredible strength and positive energy, Deborah Feldman, Leyla Hussein, Rokudenashiko, Doris Wagner and Vithika Yadav are fighting for sexual liberation and autonomy for women, beyond religious rules and cultural barriers.
The women have been arrested, defamed, excommunicated, and threatened with death for their activism.
I want to tell them thank you for their important work. Going to see this movie will be my way of thanking them.