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Virtual Sexuality (1999)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi  -  2 July 1999 (UK)
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A frustrated teenage girl creates her perfect man in a virtual reality machine and in a freak accident gives him life with hilarious results!

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Justine Alice Parker
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Jake
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Chas Lovett
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Alex Thorne
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Jason, Narcissus Guy
Marcelle Duprey ...
Fran
Natasha Bell ...
Isabel Yasmin 'Hoover' Clarke
Laura MacAulay ...
Monica, Narcissus Girl
Roger Frost ...
Frank Lovett
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Jackie Lovett
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Ram John Holder ...
Declan
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Shoe Shop Assistant
Alan Westaway ...
Geoff
William Osborne ...
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Desperate to find her perfect man Justine goes to a technology fair with her nerdy classmate Chas. It's not really her thing but is eventually persuaded to try a virtual reality makeover machine and discovers that she can create her perfect man even if it is only an electronic facsimile. The power surge from a freakish accident causes a part of her psyche to be copied into her virtual perfect man and he becomes real! Chas befriends the somewhat disoriented newly created man, who calls himself Jake, and he explains that it is really Justine inside. Justine is immediately attracted to Jake but he seems more interested in the voluptuous, man-eater known as "the Hoover" who seems to posses an innate ability to attract men without even trying! In sheer frustration Justine decides to date the sleazy Alex in an attempt to become a woman. As the day of the big date looms what will Chas and Jake do to thwart Justine and eventually what will become of Jake? Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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If you can't find the perfect guy, make one!

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Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi

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Rated R for nudity, sexuality and related language | See all certifications »

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2 July 1999 (UK)  »

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$43,865 (USA) (3 December 1999)

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$43,865 (USA) (3 December 1999)
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[Talking about the differences between teen boys and girls]
Justine: Girls can laugh till they wet their pants together, why can't boys do that too?
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The perfect teen sex comedy for heterosexual girls (and gay men)
9 December 1999 | by (Toronto) – See all my reviews

The criticisms thrown at this British film have all missed the point - the filmmakers were trying to create a campy teen sex comedy in the banal and exploitative tradition of American 1980s cinema, but reverse the gender roles so that the girls are the protagonists and the boys do all of the nudity. It's no surprise that it took U.K. filmmakers to achieve this role reversal, largely because U.K. and other Euro films have never shied away from full male nudity, much unlike American filmmakers.

On this angle, the filmmakers have been absolutely successful. I attended a viewing of this last week in Toronto, and noted the hetero couple sitting in front of me - at the end of the film, the girl seemed slightly amused and aroused, while the boy seemed put out a bit - his facial expression seemed to resemble that of your average straight teenage girl after viewing Porky's or something like that. He seemed annoyed, and frustrated that all the nudity (and there was a lot of it for mainstream film standards) in the film was male.

Pathetic plot points aside, or bad acting, etc. this film achieves what it wanted to achieve - exploit the male gender in the context of a banal teen sex comedy featuring female protagonists. They weren't going for a logical plot or characters who would intrigue the audience. Who ever cared about the plots of the 1980s American teen sex comedies, anyway?

The filmmakers achieved their primary purpose with the teenage boy locker room scene, featuring several furtive shots of full frontal nudity. Not to mention, the numerous butt shots of star Rupert Penry-Jones, the dream boat created by the film's virtual reality machine, throughout the entire film.


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