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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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Jake Rock
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Langley Flynn
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Edwina
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Beth Stephens
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Gas Station Attendant
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Nina Wise ...
Lingerie Saleswoman
Judy Jean Berns ...
Boutique Saleswoman
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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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Dare to let yourself go where you've never been before. See more »

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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)  »

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Desejos Femininos  »

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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

Madelyn Stevens: I steal to stop me from killing myself.
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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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Surprised by such scathing reviews
15 February 2002 | by (San Francisco, CA, USA) – See all my reviews

I am somewhat surprised by the scathing reviews posted for what I found a provocative and entertaining work. I do guess that is what makes horse races. I rated the work a 10 and recommend it to anyone looking for something unconventional that requires you to think. I can see not agreeing with the filmmaker's perspective, but that it HAS a perspective is more than most films, and sets this little work apart. The performances were well crafted. Tilda Swinton does what she does best - gets under your skin and makes you squirm a bit. She is thoroughly uncomfortable to watch, by design I believe, and very effective. I think this is a fine little film.


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