A camp melodrama/comedy about Sexilia (a nymphomaniac), Sadec (a gay Islamic terrorist), Riza Niro (the son of the emperor of Tiran), and Queti (the daughter of a dry-cleaner). When Riza ...
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A camp melodrama/comedy about Sexilia (a nymphomaniac), Sadec (a gay Islamic terrorist), Riza Niro (the son of the emperor of Tiran), and Queti (the daughter of a dry-cleaner). When Riza Niro discovers that Sadec and his colleagues are after him, he disguises himself as a punk rocker, and falls in love with the stunning Sexilia, his first straight relationship. Meanwhile Queti, Sexilia's "biggest fan", helps Sexilia come to terms with her new life-style.Written by
Tristan White <THEWHITE@qmw.ac.uk>
Made only six years after the death of Franco when Spain was beginning to rediscover its artistic freedom. See more »
"Fabio, now phone and ask permission. Phone a friend... Make it short, and watch what you say... Hi, So-and-so. So-and-so calls you. She wants to talk and take you to some tacky bar to have salad for lunch. Or better yet, a tuna empanada. And then you say, "Darling, I have to hang up. A sadistic killer is literally tearing me apart.If I survive, I'll call you back and give you the details." Something like that, but always posing for the camera."
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I'm not surprised that more people have not seen and commented on this tragic testament to the real Almodovar, since he would most likely prefer it this way. Laberinto de Pasiones is proof that Almodovar was simply a wannabe Spanish version of John Waters, the latter gaining his mainstream fame from "Serial Mom". "Pink Flamingos". With campy acting, full-frontal male nudity, incest, drug references and an unhealthy dose of toilet humor for good measure, it's safe to say Laberinto de Pasiones is Almodovar's "Pink Flamingos"; an exercise in camp and shock-value over substance.
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