EXCLUSIVE: Utopia (Mickey and the bear, baby Shiva) acquired the worldwide rights to the feature-length documentary by Maria Finitzo The dilemma of desire, which presents itself as an exploration of “literacy” and the clash between gender politics and the imperatives of female sexual desire.
The distributor has scheduled an October release for North America exclusively on the Altavod streaming platform, which will be followed by a November 9 release on major VOD platforms.
The photo was created at SXSW and has since been screened at DocNYC, AFI Docs and HotDocs. It explores the work of four women – artist Sophia Wallace (the creator of ‘Literacy’), Dr Stacey Dutton (intent on pushing the publishing industry to stop leaving out vital parts of the world). female anatomy in his textbooks), Dr Lisa Diamond (dedicated to reframing ideas about female arousal) and Ti Chang (the head of a company that makes “stylish” vibrators) – who each grapple with the myths according to which women are informed about their sexual desire and their bodies.
The documentary comes from Kartemquin Films, four times Oscar nominee. It was produced by three-time Peabody winner Maria Finitzo, Emmy winner Cynthia Kane and Oscar nominee Diane Moy Quon.
This agreement was negotiated by Danielle DiGiacomo on behalf of Utopia.
“It’s a powerful thing to control someone’s body. That’s why no one wants to talk about the clitoris. It is a reminder of the independence of women and it is at the heart of their liberation, ”said Maria Finitzo.