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  • Summary: In this shocking and hilarious documentary, filmmaker Liz Canner takes a job editing erotic videos for a drug trial for a pharmaceutical company. Her employer is developing what they hope will be the first Viagra drug for women to win FDA approval to treat a new disease: Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD). Liz gains permission to film the company for her own documentary. Initially, she plans to create a movie about science and pleasure but she soon begins to suspect that her employer, along with a cadre of other medical companies, might be trying to take advantage of women (and potentially endanger their health) in pursuit of billion dollar profits. Orgasm Inc. is a powerful look inside the medical industry and the marketing campaigns that are literally and figuratively reshaping our everyday lives around health, illness, desire – and that ultimate moment: orgasm. (First Run Features) Expand
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Reviewed by: Scott Tobias
    Feb 10, 2011
    Broadly speaking, Canner hails from the Michael Moore school of first-person editorializing, but Orgasm Inc. isn't given to vanity or cheap shots.
  2. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    Feb 7, 2011
    This must-see expose entertains as it horrifies.
  3. Reviewed by: Rene Rodriguez
    Feb 16, 2011
    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.
  4. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Feb 10, 2011
    Although scattershot in its approach and relying a bit too heavily on cutesy animation, Orgasm Inc. is an eye-opening exposé.
  5. 60
    The film is a twisty and playful primer that suggests the best thing to do when beset with ugly forces is to publicly laugh them off. What happens in private is your business.
  6. Reviewed by: Joshua Rothkopf
    Feb 9, 2011
    Sometimes, the debunking is overshadowed by cringe-inducing graphics involving pills with little legs running toward a finish line.
  7. Reviewed by: Nick Pinkerton
    Feb 9, 2011
    Too scattered in its arguments and piecemeal in its sources to weave together a convincing institutional condemnation.

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  1. Apr 21, 2011
    omg i have jerked off to this movie 37 times this week, its soo amazing when she orgasms lollololololololololo9lolo9lololol90olo.oloolololololololololololololo Collapse
  2. Mar 5, 2011
    Important expose` of making "female sexual dysfunction" into a profitable business, told with humor and affection. Not unlike many other "illnesses" invented by the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries, products are being promoted with little evidence of efficacy upon an unsuspecting audience - American women - who are being told they are inadequate and thus need these products. Expand