Dorothee, a would-be writer and journalist, leaves Germany for San Francisco, searching for her long-lost mother and a cure for the malady of love. Installed in the Tenderloin, she peeps on her neighbors’ bizarre sex rituals as well as doing sightseeing of the more traditional kind. But encounters with male impersonator Ramona, charming Hungarian Dominique, and Susie Sexpert, a barker for an all-girl strip show, lead to exploratory adventures of self-discovery and fun. When Dorothee surfaces like a dazzled tourist on the wilder shores of the city’s lesbian community, she has discovered her true sexuality… and left some illusions behind.
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Monika TREUTMonika TREUT
Born in Mönchengladbach, Germany in 1954, Monika TREUT completed a PhD in literature at Marburg in 1982. She began working with video in 1976 and founded Hyena Films with ElfiMikesch in 1984. She has directed many award-winning films about feminism, gender, sexuality and human rights in countries including the USA, Brazil and Taiwan. After her 1991 comedy My Father Is Coming, she made a series of documentaries including The Raw and the Cooked which screened in the Culinary Cinema in 2012; Zona Norte screened in the Panorama in 2016. In 2017 she received a Teddy Award for her lifetime achievement.