Female sexual pleasure is still taboo. Movies that show women enjoying cunniligus (having their pussy licked) have a hard time when it comes to receiving ratings.
Look at this quote from the article ‘In pursuit of sexual pleasure equality’.
“In 2010, the indie film Blue Valentine initially received an NC-17 rating from the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) for showing a brief (and non-nude, might I add) scene where actress Michelle Williams is receiving oral sex from her movie boyfriend, actor Ryan Gosling. The rating stands for “No One 17 and Under Admitted” and is reserved for movies with pornographic sex scenes.
Pornographic. Sex scenes.
Similarly, the movie Monster’s Ball also faced an uphill battle with the MPAA when they originally gave the movie an NC-17 rating for showing a scene where the actress Halle Berry is receiving oral sex from actor Billy Bob Thorton.
The MPAA’s reluctance to label movies that show more realistic examples of sex between couples as inappropriate is a very telling sign of how our society views female pleasure
Even Ryan Gosling himself (hey, girl) had something to say about the Blue Valentine rating: “The MPAA is okay supporting scenes that portray women in scenarios of sexual torture and violence for entertainment purposes, but they are trying to force us to look away from a scene that shows a woman in a sexual scenario which is both complicit and complex.”
So when a photographer comes along who depicts women experiencing the big O, we salute that. The pictures seem to really capture the women enjoying themselves, and having fun. The images are clearly shot with tons of respect for the models.
The series is called The O project and it gets two thumbs up from Project Authenticity.