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Virtual Sexuality (1999)

A frustrated teenage girl creates her perfect man in a virtual reality machine and in a freak accident gives him life with hilarious results!

Director:

Nick Hurran

Writers:

Chloe Rayban (novel), Nick Fisher
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Laura Fraser ... Justine Alice Parker
Rupert Penry-Jones ... Jake
Luke de Lacey ... Chas Lovett
Kieran O'Brien ... Alex Thorne
Steve John Shepherd ... Jason, Narcissus Guy
Marcelle Duprey Marcelle Duprey ... Fran
Natasha Bell Natasha Bell ... Isabel Yasmin 'Hoover' Clarke
Laura MacAulay Laura MacAulay ... Monica, Narcissus Girl
Roger Frost ... Frank Lovett
Ruth Sheen ... Jackie Lovett
Laura Aikman ... Lucy Parker
Ram John Holder Ram John Holder ... Declan
Amanda Holden ... Shoe Shop Assistant
Alan Westaway Alan Westaway ... Geoff
William Osborne William Osborne ... Sex Shop Assistant
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Storyline

Desperate to find her perfect man Justine goes to a technology fair with her nerdy classmate Chas. It's not really her thing but is eventually persuaded to try a virtual reality makeover machine and discovers that she can create her perfect man even if it is only an electronic facsimile. The power surge from a freakish accident causes a part of her psyche to be copied into her virtual perfect man and he becomes real! Chas befriends the somewhat disoriented newly created man, who calls himself Jake, and he explains that it is really Justine inside. Justine is immediately attracted to Jake but he seems more interested in the voluptuous, man-eater known as "the Hoover" who seems to posses an innate ability to attract men without even trying! In sheer frustration Justine decides to date the sleazy Alex in an attempt to become a woman. As the day of the big date looms what will Chas and Jake do to thwart Justine and eventually what will become of Jake? Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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If you can't find the perfect guy, make one!


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Rated R for nudity, sexuality and related language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The film features the first nude scene for Kieran O'Brien, who subsequently starred in the UK's most sexually explicit film to receive a mainstream certification, 9 Songs (2004). See more »

Quotes

Labourer #1: Hello, Darlin'
Justine: No! You can't just do that! You can't stand in a hole with your arse hanging out and yell 'Hello Darlin'. Its not fair!
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Alternate Versions

The imposing "magic marker" lines over the guys' genitals in the locker room were ostensibly placed there to avoid an "NC-17" rating. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Gladiators (1992) See more »

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Something For Me
Composed by A. Whitmore
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The perfect teen sex comedy for heterosexual girls (and gay men)
9 December 1999 | by M_GuerinSee all my reviews

The criticisms thrown at this British film have all missed the point - the filmmakers were trying to create a campy teen sex comedy in the banal and exploitative tradition of American 1980s cinema, but reverse the gender roles so that the girls are the protagonists and the boys do all of the nudity. It's no surprise that it took U.K. filmmakers to achieve this role reversal, largely because U.K. and other Euro films have never shied away from full male nudity, much unlike American filmmakers.

On this angle, the filmmakers have been absolutely successful. I attended a viewing of this last week in Toronto, and noted the hetero couple sitting in front of me - at the end of the film, the girl seemed slightly amused and aroused, while the boy seemed put out a bit - his facial expression seemed to resemble that of your average straight teenage girl after viewing Porky's or something like that. He seemed annoyed, and frustrated that all the nudity (and there was a lot of it for mainstream film standards) in the film was male.

Pathetic plot points aside, or bad acting, etc. this film achieves what it wanted to achieve - exploit the male gender in the context of a banal teen sex comedy featuring female protagonists. They weren't going for a logical plot or characters who would intrigue the audience. Who ever cared about the plots of the 1980s American teen sex comedies, anyway?

The filmmakers achieved their primary purpose with the teenage boy locker room scene, featuring several furtive shots of full frontal nudity. Not to mention, the numerous butt shots of star Rupert Penry-Jones, the dream boat created by the film's virtual reality machine, throughout the entire film.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 July 1999 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Sexualidad virtual See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$43,865, 5 December 1999

Gross USA:

$74,007

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$74,007
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Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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