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A Mulher Que Inventou o Amor (1979)

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Simple-minded young woman becomes a successful prostitute.

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Aldine Muller ...
Doralice, a.k.a. Tallulah
Rodolfo Arena ...
Doutor Perdigão
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ricardo Angelini
Carlos Arena
Theresa Bianchi
Nerzídio Bonacin
Lola Brah ...
Doralice's mentor
Simone Carvalho
Renée Casemart
Oswaldo Cirillo
Walter Coletti ...
(as Walter Luiz Colleti)
Marcelo Dantas
Zécarlos de Andrade
Genésio de Carvalho
Rita de Cássia
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Doralice has sex with the butcher and discloses to her roommate and friend. Her friend tells that she is a prostitute and convinces Doralice to prostitute with her in a fleshpot. Doralice dreams on getting married and is an enthusiastic fan of the soap-opera actor Cesar Augusto. But she becomes a famous prostitute known as The Queen of Moaning in Pleasure. When she meets the wealthy Doctor Perdigão, she becomes his mistress and quits prostitution. Perdigão gives a fancy apartment to Doralice and financially supports her. Then he decides to turn Doralice into a refined woman and her mentor changes her name to Tallulah. When Dr. Perdigão has to travel for four months, Tallulah stalks and has a love affair with Cesar Augusto. Later he rejects her and Tallulah has sex with other men until the return of Perdigão. But the unrequited love of Tallulah will lead to a tragedy. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Love Is Be Faithful Till the End
10 July 2015 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Doralice (Aldine Müller) has sex with the butcher and discloses to her roommate and friend (Heloísa Raso). Her friend tells that she is a prostitute and convinces Doralice to prostitute with her in a fleshpot. Doralice dreams on getting married and is an enthusiastic fan of the soap-opera actor Cesar Augusto. But she becomes a famous prostitute known as The Queen of Moaning in Pleasure. When she meets the wealthy Doctor Perdigão (Rodolfo Arena), she becomes his mistress and quits prostitution. Perdigão gives a fancy apartment to Doralice and financially supports her. Then he decides to turn Doralice into a refined woman and her mentor (Lola Brah) changes her name to Tallulah. When Dr. Perdigão has to travel for four months, Tallulah stalks and has a love affair with Cesar Augusto. Later he rejects her and Tallulah has sex with other men until the return of Perdigão. But the unrequited love of Tallulah will lead to a tragedy.

"A Mulher que Inventou o Amor" is a sexploitation film directed by Jean Garret with the sexy and gorgeous Aldine Müller in the lead role. The story is a complete mess, entwining the most different styles. Doralice, the lead character, has no development and the viewer only knows that she dreams on getting married. The encounter of Doralice and Dr. Perdigão in a church is a rip-off of Luis Buñuel style. The conversation between Tallulah and a client in the fleshpot is a jingoism maybe to please the censorship and the military dictatorship. The idea of transforming Doralice in Tallulah comes from Pygmalion. Tallulah might be a tribute to Tallulah Bankhead. The pretentious conclusion with Tallulah stabbing her love and walking alone of the street with a banner written "Love Is Be Faithful Till the End" has the intention of giving an intellectual touch to this film, very common in the 70's. My vote is four.

Title (Brazil): "A Mulher que Inventou o Amor" ("The Woman that Invented Love")


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