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  • ST. PAULI GIRL Working
  • VIRGIN MACHINE Alternative


Dorothee, a would-be writer and journalist, leaves Germany for San Francisco, searching for her long-lost mother. Installed in the Tenderloin, she peeps in on her neighbours' bizarre sex rituals, as well as doing sight-seeing of a more traditional kind. But encounters with male impersonator Ramona, Hungarian bohemian Dominique and Susie Sexpert, 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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