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Sexual Dependency (2003)
"Dependencia sexual" (original title)

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Five teenagers in the U.S. and Bolivia try to make sense of their sexuality and the complexity of their identity.

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Credited cast:
Alexandra Aponte ...
Jessica
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Sebastian
Jorge Antonio Saavedra ...
Choco
Ronica V. Reddick ...
Adinah
Matthew Guida ...
Tyler
Matt Cavenaugh ...
Sean
Rodrigo Mendez-Roca ...
Fabian, Sebastian's Cousin
Liv Fruyano ...
Love, Choco's girlfriend
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David Budd ...
Nick
Versee Damien ...
Jeremiah (as Damien Carter)
Pablo Fernandez ...
Joaquin, Fabian's best friend
Elba Flores ...
Mrs. Lopez, Isabel's Mother
Ronald Flores ...
Josue, Jessica's classmate
Ignacio Ichazo ...
Chichito
Malinda Logan ...
Obnoxious R.A.
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A poor girl, a rich stud, a university student and a model -- nothing in common, except the desire to experience true intimacy. Their stories unfold and overlap as each becomes victim to their own sexual dependencies, self-perceptions and illusions. Thematically structured around issues of femininity, masculinity, virginity, rape and sexuality, each teen struggles to make sense of their own identity, reaching for ideals that represent everything they feel they are supposed to be, but are not. Written by Anonymous

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Bare your body, bare your soul.

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Not see-and-forget this time.
8 October 2006 | by (Slovakia) – See all my reviews

There are some movies you start watching with "oh what now?!" and at the end you thank the Providence you did...

I avoid describing formal part - it's something you can discuss for long if you like after the movie and maybe it makes you watch it again "to fully understand". Whatever. Don't forget a wonderful selection of the music - at least for this reason the movie is something to see for those who are not interested for the other reasons.

The importance for me consists in a topic. Let's say it simply - the mentality of a straight-male world. "Oh, they are not all the same." Of course, we talk about those who are. About the chronical misunderstanding between genders - "marry me, let's make children, build a house,..." and the other gender, that learned that "I love you!" is a good way to say "I wanna f..k you" without offending the romantic ideals of the other one. I am not a frustrated woman whose feelings were hurt. I am a gay man - who just watches this never-ending game as a third part (with insight to both sides) and has "fun". Sometimes not so funny-kind-of-fun.

I'd relate it to a movie In The Company Of Men - that was told "to divide times" to Before and After. May it be so. Now perhaps again, from different continent(s) - and with more characters to watch (maybe in different times) - so the image we are served is to be much more "universal"-like. But - it's not Bolivia, it's not America - this is the slight touch to the general mentality what the masculine thinks about what their masculinity is. That men never grow up inside from the age of 15...? They are the hunters in the core? They are expected to be so? What you think? At least consider...

And now time for the point - the movie is a precise composition of the images that will be burnt in your head like a CD. And if not the scenes, not the dialogs, then for sure all the feelings and tunings and small internal shame you'll experience. One of the reasons to recommend this movie is the one mentioned in the title - for me it took days to digest it - even if my opinion was similar before. It HAS A TASTE - maybe bitter - but it's more then nowadays you can expect from the other politically correct and all-is-nice or all-will-be-OK films.

Enjoy it, first feel, then think, admit, then the change will come itself. Let's hope.


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