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.