The ‘O’ Tapes – Oh My!
This documentary is not for the timid. It’s a film of interviews and video clips and graphic visuals all designed to explain the mysteries of sexuality – in particular, the female orgasm. Interviews with professors and housewives and entertainers and grad students, the subject is parlayed into an engaging story of information and understanding. What you don’t know can cause you to miss out. The discussions are frank and vivid and no punches pulled.
Walking up to one of the filmmakers at Cinequest 2006 I was accosted with the question, “Have you had your orgasm today?” And she wasn’t kidding. She wanted and expected an answer. I just didn’t know her well enough to share the details of my private life. My Victorian prudery wouldn’t unlock for that conversation. Her point, though, was that an Orgasm a day keeps one healthy. And here I was working on Red Delicious, Macintosh, and Granny apples!
I have to say I learned quite a bit. The free exchange, the casual, relaxed discussions all left me with an insight a testosterone knuckle-dragger like me could not learn without help. The film offered surprisingly candid material and graphics. Overall, quite interesting. For the topic, well done.