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Taxi zum Klo (1980)

Frank Ripploh is a bit of a rascal: he's a bearded and shaggy-haired teacher, and he's gay with a very active sex life and an interest in making films. He keeps his personal life and ... See full summary »

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Frank Ripploh ...
Bernd Broaderup ...
Bernd
Orpha Termin
Peter Fahrni ...
Gas station attendant
Dieter Godde
Klaus Schnee
Bernd Kroger
Markus Voigtlander
Irmgard Lademacher
Gregor Becker
Marguerite Dupont
Eberhard Freudenthal
Beate Springer
Millie Büttner
Gitta Lederer
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Frank Ripploh is a bit of a rascal: he's a bearded and shaggy-haired teacher, and he's gay with a very active sex life and an interest in making films. He keeps his personal life and teaching separate, but he sometimes corrects student papers in public toilets as he waits to score. He cruises constantly, and one evening, he meets Bernd. They become lovers. While Bernd is attentive and caring, Frank gets bored and continues his polymorphously perverse ways. For how long will Bernd and Frank tolerate each other's habits, and for how long can Frank keep his sexual orientation out of the classroom? Things come to a head during Berlin's annual Queen's Ball and the morning after. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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An Erotic Comedy. See more »

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9 January 1981 (West Germany)  »

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Taxi to the Toilet  »

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Banned in Britain upon its original release due to its graphic gay sex scenes. See more »


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Gay Berlin 1980-zoomy nutty glamor of gay life explicit details.
23 July 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is really a movie about what gay life was like in 1980 Berlin---but it was not so different in the US-- other than we would never have been able to film it in such graphic detail. While explicit the tone of the movie is innocent and humorous.

I watched the movie when it first came out in 1981--it was shockingly explicit then and the version I watched at the Blue Mouse (arty movie theater) in Salt Lake City was cut. Even now I found myself looking away from the screen at a couple of the more explicit scenes.

Life was living to go out to bars to cruise to get drunk every night--it was fun...glad I did it at that age. This movie helps relive it... It was the fun innocent days before HIV.

However now at late middle age, I look at it as mostly empty nonsense--thinking it had more meaning than it did. This would be true of any youthful drama I think.

Side completely with Bernd when all is said and done. Frank Ripploh types usually end up alone. The zoomy nutty promiscuous glamor of gay life is paper thin--but it was fun!

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