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Taxi zum Klo (1980)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 9 January 1981 (West Germany)
Frank Ripploh is a bit of a rascal: he's a bearded and shaggy-haired teacher, and he's gay with a very active sex life and an interest in making films. He keeps his personal life and ... See full summary »

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Frank Ripploh ...
Bernd Broaderup ...
Bernd
Orpha Termin
Peter Fahrni ...
Gas station attendant
Dieter Godde
Klaus Schnee
Bernd Kroger
Markus Voigtlander
Irmgard Lademacher
Gregor Becker
Marguerite Dupont
Eberhard Freudenthal
Beate Springer
Millie Büttner
Gitta Lederer
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Frank Ripploh is a bit of a rascal: he's a bearded and shaggy-haired teacher, and he's gay with a very active sex life and an interest in making films. He keeps his personal life and teaching separate, but he sometimes corrects student papers in public toilets as he waits to score. He cruises constantly, and one evening, he meets Bernd. They become lovers. While Bernd is attentive and caring, Frank gets bored and continues his polymorphously perverse ways. For how long will Bernd and Frank tolerate each other's habits, and for how long can Frank keep his sexual orientation out of the classroom? Things come to a head during Berlin's annual Queen's Ball and the morning after. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taxi to the Toilet  »

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Banned in Britain upon its original release due to its graphic gay sex scenes. See more »

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A colourful and advanced slice of seventies sleaze!
31 March 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A film from the seventies, released in 1980, Taxi Zum Klo tells the story of a life divided by society and standards into two different parts, respectability by day and licentious indecency by night. An autobiographic account from Frank Ripploh who by day was the respectable and liked schoolteacher yet by night a hedonistic, sex seeking, public toilet inhabiting cruiser. The bulk of the story is taken with Frank's need and desire to hunt for the latest sexual conquest and encounters in risky and unsavoury places. He meets and falls for a theatre manager and they move in together, could this be the end of his hunting for sex in the underbelly of the very edge of Berlin society? Another question raises itself, does he manage to keep his seedy sex life out of the classroom, even if he does from time to time he has been known to mark students work in the public lavatories he inhabits hunting for his next slice of cock?

There was a lot of outrage surrounding this film at the time of its release, not least the refusal by many film censors to even allow it to be shown. Read more and find out where this film made it in the Top 50 Most Influential Gay Movies of All Time book, search on Amazon for Top 50 Most Influential Gay Movies of All Time.


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