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The Monkey's Mask (2000)

A lesbian private detective dives head first into murder, manipulation and the consuming power of sex.

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Storyline

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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10 May 2001 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

A Máscara Do Macaco  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$45,826 (USA) (7 December 2001)
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

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
[audience laughs]
Mickey Norris: . I wish my cunt could hurt you.
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Soundtracks

Lascia Chio Piangia
(from 'Rinaldo')
Written by George Frideric Handel
Performed by the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, with Yvonne Kenny, soprano
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Stylish junk
5 October 2002 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"The Monkey's Mask" tells of a young Aussie woman who is 99.9% lesbian and 0.1% private detective charged with finding the killer of a young woman poet. A naive flick which has some style but precious little reason to watch or keep watching and no reason to care about any of the characters, "TMM" is mostly pretentious hogwash with people behaving in ways people only behave when they're acting in a movie. The film is annoyingly divided into chapters, the characters are boring, poetry and lesbian themes don't ring true, and the whole flick is about as palatable as Spackle on a Saltine. Passable stuff not worth the time. (C-)


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