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The Truth is Hard to Swallow


A film by Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein

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We deserve better across the entire medical industry. We deserve to be believed. We deserve to be understood. We deserve to be empowered to at least understand ourselves and not have vital lifesaving information hidden from us for profit. It has honestly been one of the most illuminating and heartbreaking things I've ever seen. I will never forget the experience of watching your documentary... I can't wait for the revolution that I believe that you are at the forefront alongside so many amazing activists that have had their voices suppressed.

Jameela Jamil

Actress, Activist

Host of I Weigh

The Business of Birth Control Trailer

The Business of Birth Control Trailer

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Sixty years after the pill revolutionized women's emancipation, The Business of Birth Control examines the complex relationship between hormonal birth control and women’s health and liberation.


The documentary traces the feminist movement to investigate and expose the pill's risks alongside the racist legacy of hormonal contraception and its ongoing weaponization against communities of color. 


Weaving together the stories of bereaved parents, body literacy activists and femtech innovators, the film reveals a new generation seeking holistic and ecological alternatives to the pill.

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As a Film Circle Member you will be directly supporting the creation and distribution of our films and our educational impact work. We deeply appreciate your patronage and are pleased to offer you lifetime access to:

  • Our 10 acclaimed feature films including The Business of Birth Control and The Business of Being Born.

  • Our newly released 9-part educational series More Business of Birth Control

  • Our 40+ hour video library of expert-led webinars and celebrity conversations 

  • Our exclusive community events designed to deepen your body literacy, hosted by Ricki and Abby

  • Free gifts from our partners starting with a Better Periods Box from Agni ($48 value)


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