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The Monkey's Mask (2000)

R  |   |  Crime, Mystery, Thriller  |  10 May 2001 (Australia)
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A lesbian private detective dives head first into murder, manipulation and the consuming power of sex.

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Jill Fitzpatrick is a 28-year old, street-smart, out-of-work private investigator wishing she wasn't celibate. Eager for the taste of adrenaline, she accepts a job investigating the disappearance of Mickey, a young female student. Jill quickly strikes a spark with the seductive Diana, Mickey's poetry lecturer. But it is not long before Mickey's strangled body is found. Distrusting the cops, Mickey's grief-stricken parents ask Jill to find her murderer. Jill is soon hurled into a passionate liaison with Diana as she enters the surprisingly seamy underworld of Mickey's life, looking for clues to her murder. For whom did Mickey write her sexually charged poems? What is the connection between Mickey and her two favorite poets? Who is leaving threatening messages in verse on Jill's answering machine? Blinded by her passion, Jill is compromised in her search for the truth - until her own life is in danger. Written by Strand Releasing <strand@strandreleasing.com>

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Rated R for strong sexual content including graphic dialogue, and for language | See all certifications »

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$3,942 (USA) (27 July 2001)

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$45,826 (USA) (7 December 2001)
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Gigi Edgley was unable to complete her scenes for this film because she was needed back on Farscape (1999) to film the episode "Dream a Little Dream/Re:Union". See more »

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Mickey Norris: [Opening scene; standing before an audience] Love is a torture - love tortures me. Does love torture you? If it does, why are you laughing? I feel you in the room like a knife. You cut out my cunt, so why not cut out my heart? Your prick is a knife that hurts me. You grunt like a beautiful pig
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Mickey Norris: . I wish my cunt could hurt you.
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The smell of sex and violence.
16 May 2003 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

Titilating sex scenes make up for the disjointed story line. While investigating a missing-person case, a female detective(Susie Porter)is sidetracked when she enters a lesbian affair with a married professor(Kelly McGillis). Totally nude love scenes are interesting. Porter is a more convincing lesbian than private detective. And it is nice to see McGillis sans clothing. Also in the cast are:Abbie Cornish, Jean-Pierre Mignon and Marton Csokas. Cornish is very alluring and demands attention through her character's poetry. Strong sexual content and graphic dialogue are a plus for this crime drama.


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