Do you see it? There. No, over there, along the horizon of the bedsheet plains. It’s the elusive species Explorismus clitorii, more commonly known as the female orgasm. So rare it is, some have seen it only a “handful” of times, others know it only from the pages of dusty anatomy textbooks. Quickly now, line up your crosshairs. Where? What do you mean where, I just pointed it out to you. There. No, over there.
Bang. Damn, missed again.
Documentarian Liz Canner takes on the ever-evasive crescendo of female pleasure in her documentary Orgasm Inc., screening Thursday night at The Wolfsonian-FIU. Her goal: figure out if this catchy “female sexual dysfunction” phrase has some truth to it, or if it’s a notion dreamed up by big pharm so that they can cash in on a cure (rose-scented snake oil, maybe?). She follows the pill companies as they race to formulate the female version of Viagra, which will undoubtedly be fuschia and emblazoned with Hello Kitty in some eastern countries. Reviews have called it hilarious, informative, arousing, and according to Tederick.com, “Required viewing for anyone with genitals, of either denomination.”
Catch it this Thursday night, April 1 at 7 p.m. The Wolfsonian-FIU, after which Ms.Canner herself will stick around to ask all your probing questions. Tickets are ten bucks; the museum is located at 1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach.