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Female Perversions (1996)

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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Cast

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Annunciata
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John
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Emma
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Jake Rock
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Langley Flynn
Dale Shuger ...
Edwina
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Trudy
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Beth Stephens
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Gas Station Attendant
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Make-Up Salesgirl
Nina Wise ...
Lingerie Saleswoman
Judy Jean Berns ...
Boutique Saleswoman
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Storyline

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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Dare to let yourself go where you've never been before. See more »

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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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:

$118,114 (USA) (9 May 1997)

Gross:

$883,973 (USA) (27 July 1997)
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Trivia

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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Soundtracks

Yo Mi Mariachi
Written by Ophie Shur
Published by Wolf Tracer Music (BMI)/Cherry River Music (BMI)
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Another film with unpleasant people we are supposed to like.

While viewing FEMALE PERVERSIONS, I began to wonder if I was losing my mind. For whom was this film made? Who put up the money to make this film? FEMALE PERVERSIONS is pretentious piece of clap trap masquerading as something deep and meaningful. Woman have it rough competing in male dominated society and men are responsible for all of woman neurosis seems to be the message. Ho Hum! Where have we heard that before?

Just about every character in this film is angry, nasty, neurotic, and unpleasant, except for teenage "Tomgirl" named Ed, who is just a little mixed up. The scenes of Eve's dreams and hidden memories are down right laughable, like the kind of stuff found in some over indulgent student film. The film has not coherent plot, just a lot of incidents. And would somebody please explain the ending?

There are some people who praise this film because it deals with characters searching for their identity, but most of the characters come across as so self absorbed that they evoke no sympathy. The film puts an emphasis on getting in touch with ones "feelings." But when one constantly dwells on his/her feelings, its leads to selfishness and hedonism, a point the films makers seem not to be aware of.


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