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Why Do They Call It Love When They Mean Sex? (1993)

¿Por qué lo llaman amor cuando quieren decir sexo? (original title)
Gloria is a porn artist that performs live-sex. When his mate gets sick he brings her a young substitute, Manu. The boy works surprisingly well and then Gloria decides to go into business ... See full summary »
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Sole
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Enrique
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Chacho Carreras
Fernando Colomo ...
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Gabriel Garbisu
Alejandra Grepi ...
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Marcelo Gómez
Balbino Lacosta
Elisa Matilla ...
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Gloria is a porn artist that performs live-sex. When his mate gets sick he brings her a young substitute, Manu. The boy works surprisingly well and then Gloria decides to go into business with him. Things get complicated when Gloria discovers that Manu is in trouble because of his gambling debts. Written by Miguel A. Andrade <andrade@gredos.cnb.uam.es>

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Referenced in ¿Qué fue de Jorge Sanz?: Edad Media (2010) See more »

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Fuego en la piel
Music by J.M. González
Lyrics by Manolo Tena
Performed by Manolo Tena
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A quirky comedy that will make you have a good time.
16 December 2014 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

Authentic Spanish comedy of the 90s, it's not a masterpiece at all, but it reveals the truth that has very funny scenes that make you laugh more than once. Especially Veronica Forqué pure, with the typical role of "Pava" but this time more risqué than Jorge Sanz never, not bad although I must admit that I never liked this guy as an actor so for me indifferent and especially Rosa Maria Sarda great in that role of Mother Posh, Cursi and some Unbearable. Otherwise good Comedians moments as I said earlier, a Art Direction with an aesthetic very early 90s, The interpretation of Veronica Forqué is no doubt impressive, the character flowing in it so naturally that way overboard and that goes completely unnoticed in the film, she has the charm of this lovely touch to every character he plays and here a prostitute is charming and such a good person.

You have to understand the Spanish cinema of the eighties and nineties, when he left the transition and what is sought is to proclaim that we were free and everything is permitted, but in the case of this comedy goes further, because it makes funny portrait of the harsh reality of prostitution and porn world.

If we laugh with the movie and not even think of what is and sadness that lies in its character, is that it is very well treated.

The film shows nude perhaps not as artistic as Kubrick's films but are necessary to tell this story nightclubs anywhere in the world but to focus on Madrid.


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