#FEMALE PLEASURE is a plea for the liberation of female sexuality in the 21st century. The film questions millennial patriarchal structures, as well as todays omnipresent porn culture. It accompanies five extraordinary women around the globe, reveals universal contexts and shows the successful fight of these courageous women for a self-determined female sexuality and an equal, passionate relationship between the sexes.
- Deborah Feldman
- Vithika Yadav
- Leyla Hussein
- Doris Wagner
- Anne Misselwitz
- Gabriela Betschart
- Akiba Jiro
- Isabel Meier
- Peter Scherer
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#Female Pleasure tackles the topic of sexuality in the 21st century from a woman’s perspective, arguing that pleasure is a universal right and refuting the ancient and stifling patriarchal structure which would have us believe that pleasure is a realm reserved for men, and men alone.
With respect and a healthy dose of humour, Miller follows their rebellion, where their weapon is their sexuality, which they live freely, with joy and respect. Despite the very different cultures in which they are fighting, these five modern heroines are united by a common goal: to take (back) control of their lives.
The director creates a puzzle of lives which are successfully pieced together almost by miracle. Through her lens, the suffering of the five protagonists in #Female Pleasure is transformed into strength and courage personified.
Born 1970 in Zurich, Switzerland, Barbara Miller holds a first degree in law and an undergraduate degree in film studies, philosophy and psychology from the University of Zurich. As an assistant director and editing assistant she worked on Christian Frei’s documentary WAR PHOTOGRAPHER for two years. Since 2001 she has been a freelance documentary filmmaker. Her most recent film #FEMALE PLEASURE (2018) was selected at the Locarno Festival.