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Café Flesh (1982)

X | | Adult, Comedy, Drama | 1982 (USA)
In the future, humans are divided into Sex Negatives and Sex Positives. The negatives get sick if they have sex so they go to Cafe Flesh to see positives who are forced to perform on stage ... See full summary »


Stephen Sayadian (as Rinse Dream), Mark S. Esposito (uncredited)


Jerry Stahl (screenplay) (as Herbert W. Day), Stephen Sayadian (screenplay) (as Rinse Dream)
2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »


Cast overview, first billed only:
Andy Nichols Andy Nichols ... Max Melodramatic (as Andrew Nichols)
Paul McGibboney Paul McGibboney ... Nick
Michelle Bauer ... Lana (as Pia Snow)
Marie Sharp Marie Sharp ... Angel
Tantala Ray ... Moms (as Darcy Nychols)
Joey Lennon Joey Lennon
Neil Podorecki Neil Podorecki
Dennis Edwards Dennis Edwards ... The Enforcer (as Robert Dennis)
Kevin James Kevin James ... Johnny Rico (as Kevin Jay)
Dondi Bastone Dondi Bastone ... Spike
Paul Berthell Paul Berthell ... Mr. Joy (as Pez D. Spencer)
Hilly Waters Hilly Waters ... Ace
Autumn True Autumn True ... Vamp #1
Elizabeth Anastasia Elizabeth Anastasia ... Vamp #2
Polly Ester Polly Ester ... Enforcer #2


In the future, humans are divided into Sex Negatives and Sex Positives. The negatives get sick if they have sex so they go to Cafe Flesh to see positives who are forced to perform on stage for the negatives. Lana is a positive who everyone thinks is a negative and she must decide whether to come clean or not. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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The creators of NIGHTDREAMS present a film so hot it has no place in a world with a future See more »


Adult | Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi



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Comedian Richard Belzer appears as a cabaret heckler. (Uncredited) See more »

Alternate Versions

Two versions exist of this movie - a hardcore, XXX-rated version, and an R-rated version with the most explicit scenes toned down. This version played a number of mainstream movie theatres in 1982-83. See more »


Referenced in Apartment Zero (1988) See more »

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This is surely a classic
21 May 2017 | by augustianSee all my reviews

For those who can get their minds to accept hard-core porn, this film is definitely a must-see. Set in a post-apocalyptic dystopian future, the people are split into two types: Sex-Negatives who make up ninety nine per cent of the population and Sex-Positives who are the other one per cent. The Sex-Negatives are violently sick if they engage in sexual activity and it is compulsory for the Sex-Positives to put on a sex-show in establishments such as Café Flesh.

The sex acts, or tableaux, are surreal in themselves: a giant rat and cannibalistic babies and a pencil-headed boss just to give you a flavour of the utter weirdness of it all. All this and more accompanied by a deranged musical sound track but it is the characters who really make the film.

All the characters are grotesque in their own way; but maybe not Angel the virgin who is the new star turn for obvious reasons. The real standout grotesque performance has got to be Max Melodramatic (Andy Nichols) the merciless mocking compere whose mockery of the Sex-Negatives knows no bounds. His performance alone makes this film the classic that it is. Even if you not keen on hard-core porn, this is one film that you should see.

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1982 (USA) See more »

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1.37 : 1
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