The History of the Vibrator in a Very Entertaining Style, by Wendy Slick and Emiko Omori
"All thumbs up for Passion and Power! This high-spirited cliche-busting documentary reveals all you ever wanted to know about the M-word, the O-word and more. You'll laugh, gasp and open your eyes to the longtime control of what women really want and how freeing it can be to take pleasure literally into your own hands. As a sexuality therapist, I've heard many a woman confide - my vibrator is my Significant Other."... Dr. Gina Ogden - best selling author "The Heart and Soul of Sex"
We, Producer/Directors Wendy Slick and Emiko Omori, are of the “sex, drugs and rock ’n roll” generation. Being liberated and informed women, or so we thought, we were astonished by what Rachel Maines uncovered in her research of vibrator history -- that doctors were masturbating women as a treatment for a disease manufactured by the doctors themselves. This has been going on for 2,500 years. Opening the door to this taboo subject illuminated the connection between sex and power. In the current assault on our personal and civil rights, we feel an urgency to get this history out. It is tasteful and engagingly told. We want to reach a broad audience (age, gender and sexual orientation). In all of our works-in-progress screenings, after the documentary finished, there was lively and open discussions about sexual matters with people we hardly knew. We are liberating a subject long suppressed in our culture. And it’s about time.