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An uptight, middle-aged, repressed woman turns into a sex addict after getting hit on the head, and she then falls into an underground subculture of sex addicts in suburban Baltimore.

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Weird Paperboy (as Nicholas E.I. Noble)
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David Moretti ...
Papa Bear (as Dave Moretti)
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Middle-aged, sexually repressed Sylvia Stickles is the subject of this John Water's film, set in North Baltimore. She refuses to have sex with her husband, Vaughn Stickles, and keeps her overly-endowed daughter, Caprice, locked in her room, while she serves home detention for moral depravity charges. Sylvia, together with her mother Big Ethel, lead a group calling themselves "neuters" that promotes decency on Harford Road. When Sylvia is accidentally hit on the head by a lawnmower hanging out of a passing pick-up truck, however, her sexual behavior is changed completely from prude to prostitute. She meets the sex addicted sexual healer Ray Ray Perkins, becoming his twelfth apostle of sex in a journey of pleasure and orgasm. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Threatening the very limits of common decency.

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Rated NC-17 for pervasive sexual content | See all certifications »

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24 September 2004 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$29,384 (USA) (17 September 2004)

Gross:

$1,339,668 (USA) (5 November 2004)
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Trivia

The scene where Sylvia changes her clothes in the back of the cab is based on a true story. John Waters once had to change clothes in the back of a cab on his way from an airport straight to a book signing. See more »

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Before running out of gas, the car is turned off and in park but is still driving. See more »

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[Fat Fuck Frank jumps out in front of Sylvia as the Yuppie neighbors work on their formstorm]
Fat Fuck Frank: Mrs. Stickles, my name Fat Fuck Frank and I'm your daughter's number one fan.
Sylvia Stickles: She moved to the Erie Canal area.
[the Neuter Yuppie Woman giggles]
Neuter Yuppie Man: Hey, Vaughn.
Vaughn Stickles: [to the Neuter Yuppie Man] Hey!
[to Fat Fuck Frank]
Vaughn Stickles: Caprice retired from show business. She's no longer a public figure.
Fat Fuck Frank: Her name ain't Caprice. It's "Ursula Udders" and she's famous. She got the biggest tits on Harford Road!
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Features Ricki Lake (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

The Bible Tells Me So
Performed by Don Cornell
Written by Dale Evans
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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"Discover the oyster!"
27 March 2006 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Tracey Ullman does some priceless double-takes in this John Waters comedy, playing uptight wife and mother in a Baltimore suburb who gets a rap on the noggin and becomes a sex addict. A shabby-looking enterprise with scrappy editing, this would seem amateurish even for a first-time director, but Waters certainly doesn't seem to mind. As a filmmaker, he is gleefully puckish, with a heightened sense of the ridiculous, and as usual he gets his cast to ride right along on his coattails. Selma Blair is Ullman's daughter, who has "mutilated her mammaries"; Chris Isaak is Tracey's husband who also gets a knock on the head and dreams of musclemen posing; Johnny Knoxville is a sex guru/auto mechanic; Suzanne Shepherd is Ullman's mother, Big Ethel, who runs the Park and Pay. Relatively short film isn't compact (the final reel is just a lot of hamming and running around) but the first-half has some laugh-out-loud moments and the whole picture benefits from Ullman's work--she's a stitch. **1/2 from ****


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