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Female Animal (1970)

A sultry Latin peasant woman, who has overstayed her welcome in her relatives' home, is run off the road while bicycling by a wealthy aristocrat. Immediately attracted to her, he hires her ... See full summary »


Jerry Gross (as Juan Carlo Grinella)

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Credited cast:
Arlene Farber Arlene Farber ... Angelique (as Arlene Tiger)
Vassili Lambrinos Vassili Lambrinos ... Count Orestes Medici
Andre Landzaat ... Alain
Jeanne Avery Jeanne Avery ... Francesca (as Jean Avery)
Robert D'Arcy Robert D'Arcy ... Rafael (as Robert Darchi)
Richard Fusco Richard Fusco ... Juan
Harold Keith Harold Keith ... Marcus
Joanne Sopko Joanne Sopko ... Carla
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Iris Avener Iris Avener
Tito Bonilla Tito Bonilla
Nico Hartos Nico Hartos
Camille Monte Camille Monte
Belen Rios Belen Rios
Pudgy Roberts Pudgy Roberts
Mary Rysz Mary Rysz


A sultry Latin peasant woman, who has overstayed her welcome in her relatives' home, is run off the road while bicycling by a wealthy aristocrat. Immediately attracted to her, he hires her as his "maid", and introduces her to the good life. She soon finds herself in a bitter power struggle between the man and his spoiled playboy son. After being subjected to an LSD cocktail and a shipboard orgy, and having slept with the man's son, mistress and the stable boy, she grows disgusted with upper class decadence and descends into prostitution, her cat being her only solace. Written by GoblinHairedGuy

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Totally female! Totally animal! See more »




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Release Date:

3 May 1972 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Teenagers for Sale See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Spanish=language credits and names of foreign production companies on this film are bogus. Film was shot in Puerto Rico but entirely produced by American producer/distributor Jerry Gross. The film's pseudo-European trappings were a promotional device to convince audiences they were watching a "foreign film" at a time in US cinema history when "foreign" suggested greater sexual content. See more »


Referenced in Bite Me! (2004) See more »

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Counterfeit Eurotrash
16 May 2004 | by goblinhairedguySee all my reviews

On the surface, this looks like one of those erotic 60s art-house flicks which were imported by American entrepreneurs solely for their sex content. It even possesses the de rigueur subtext exposing the moneyed class for its decadence and its exploitation of the naive masses. However, it's all a scam -- it was intentionally made in Puerto Rico by these self-same American entrepreneurs to resemble a European flick -- and quite successfully so.

The film is well enough constructed and filmed to be watchable, with plenty of nudity, though it's overly melodramatic and dully predictable for long stretches. As well, there are a couple of psychedelic sequences for Swinging Sixties buffs. The star Angelique is quite a dish and is not averse to shedding her threads at the least provocation. At the same time, the filmmakers strive to offend conservative viewers (in true pseudo-Euro style) by including a lascivious hypocritical priest among the sordid proceedings, by using a soda bottle as an erotic device, and by being a bit unsubtle about Angelique's relationship with her housecat.

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