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Die Jungfrauen Maschine (1988)

A reporter who goes to San Francisco to write about romance has an affair with a stripper from an all-women's club.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ina Blum ...
Dorothee Müller
Marcelo Uriona ...
Bruno
Gad Klein ...
Heinz
Peter Kern ...
Hormone Specialist
Hans-Christoph Blumenberg ...
Telephone Caller
Dominique Gaspar ...
Dominique
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Susie Sexpert
Shelly Mars ...
Ramona
Fritz Mikesch ...
Man in the backyard
Wolfgang Raach ...
Boat sculler
George Lannan ...
Man in the backayard
Erica Marcus ...
Landlady
Rhonda Jarvis ...
Woman on the street
Carla Wood Saivre ...
Woman in hotel room
Fakir Musafar ...
Man in hotel room
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Dorothee, a would-be writer and journalist, leaves Germany for the Oz of San Francisco, searching for her long-lost mother and a cure for the malady of love. Installed in the Tenderloin, she peeps in on neighbors' bizarre sex rituals as well as does sightseeing of the more traditional kind. But encounters with male impersonator Ramona, charming Hungarian bohemian Dominique, and Susie Sexpert, barker for an all-girl strip show, lead to exploratory adventures of self-discovery and fun. When Dorothy surfaces like a dazzled tourist on the wilder shores of the city's lesbian community, she has discovered her true sexuality. . . . and left some illusions behind. Written by Monika Treut

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Interesting first half, but boring second half...
18 August 2003 | by (Evansville, Indiana USA) – See all my reviews

1st watched 8/18/2003 - 4 out of 10(Dir-Monika Treut): Interesting first half, but boring second half in this German drama that is initially about the search for romantic love but ends up being about a `physical' lesbian relationship that, in my opinion, doesn't answer any questions that the character poses in the first half. The movie starts with a reporter who is writing an article on romantic love that is very detailed about sexual reproduction and the intent of all of us(men & women) to return to the womb. This part of the movie was compelling as we listened to this reporters' profound thought-processes on the subject but as soon as she takes a trip to California to look for her mother her research becomes a lot more personal and leans towards an obsession with a stripper and the research pretty-much gets trashed. I guess the thing that bothered me the most was how one-sided the film was. The men portrayed in the movie were overweight, brainless sex-addicts and the women were smart social beings who were attractive because of these qualities. This is one filmmakers perspective of life, but she doesn't answer her initial questions and instead concludes that `fun' is the answer. This, in my opinion, is no different than what a man's conclusion would be as well.


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