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Female Perversions (1996)

 -  Drama  -  25 April 1997 (USA)
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An ambitious female attorney wallows in excess and meaningless sex with both male and female partners, while dealing with her personal life problems including helping her kleptomaniac sister.

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Jake Rock
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Edwina
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Beth Stephens
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Dresses, lipsticks, sex - the "perversions" (and neuroses) of Eve, a young, very successful lawyer. Her days are a tightrope act between extreme eloquence and frosty toughness on the one side, and scaring vulnerability on the other. The climax of her career shall be the possibly forthcoming appointment as a judge, but this step seems to be interrupted by her kleptomaniac sister Mad who is arrested after one of her raids. Eve travels to Mad's town to stand by her in the jail. Their struggle about Mad's illness evokes suppressed conflicts. Eve stays at her sister's flat where she meets a girl who fights with her budding femininity. Written by Frank Wallner <wallnerf@informatik.tu-muenchen.de>

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Rated R for intense depictions of psychoerotic themes, scenes of strong sexuality and strong language | See all certifications »

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25 April 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Desejos Femininos  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

ITL 101,019,000 (Italy) (16 May 1997)

Gross:

$883,973 (USA) (25 July 1997)
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The first American role and the first American movie for Tilda Swinton. See more »

Goofs

The boom mic visible in different parts of the movie. In one scene where Maddie is thinking about the past looking at the photograph, and in a second scene at the bathroom where Eve and Maddie take a bath together. See more »

Quotes

Eve Stephens: I need you desperately.
Renee: [chuckles] Let's see... uh, we met in an elevator, right? We had two drinks, went back to my place and had great sex. You had five orgasms, I only had three. And now you are so desperate to see me?
Eve Stephens: [sits down] Very desperate... doctor.
Renee: Well uh... I'm sorry what was your last name?
Eve Stephens: Stephens.
Renee: Miss Stevens, right. In my professional opinion, you are a deeply compulsive, highly neurotic, extremely co-dependent woman who more then likely loves too much... or too little. I can't...
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Yo Mi Mariachi
Written by Ophie Shur
Published by Wolf Tracer Music (BMI)/Cherry River Music (BMI)
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A brilliant look at women struggling with their identities

This is a terrific film about women struggling to discover a way to find and develop their identity. While some of the allusions and metaphors can be a bit heavy handed, they are effective.

Eve (Tilda Swinton) is a lawyer about to be nominated for a judgeship. While her professional life is as much as she could wish, her personal life is a mess. She is involved with an architect (male) and a psychotherapist, Renee. But she is unable to connect with either. Her upbringing, devotion to her work, and desperate desire for control have left her emotionally stunted, unable to make a real connection to anyone around her.

One day, her sister is picked up for shoplifting. Eve rides to her rescue, and spends several days in the middle of nowhere, with an exotic dancer, a young girl just entering puberty, and a brilliant but shattered friend.

Many critics hated this movie (most guides give it just 2 or 3 stars) but I think they couldn't get past Eve's coldness. But this movie is a study in coldness, in emotional death and rebirth. But it is not Eve who is reborn. See it and judge for yourself.


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