Sexo, Pudor, y Lágrimas (Sex, Shame, and Tears)

18 Jul

Maria: La mujer perfecta debe ser un dama en la mesa y una puta en la cama.
Ana: Pues, yo siempre he sido una dama en la cama y una puta en la mesa. 

Maria: Men look for a woman that is a lady at the table and a slut in bed. 
Ana: Well, I’ve always been a lady in bed and a slut at the table.


I’m not sure whether to think that Sexo, Pudor, Y Lágrimas was a triumphant representation of the battle of the sexes or just an overly exaggerated Mexican telenovela brought to the big screen. But, I don’t really care, because I was hooked from start to finish.

Sexo, Pudor, y Lágrimas is set in Mexico City and revolves around a group of friends who are all desperately trying to figure out their relationships. All characters are categorized into different stereotypes- perhaps that’s the reason why the movie is so compelling. I ended up constantly comparing myself to these characters. Who am I like? Do I do these things? Where is my relationship headed?And, why are things so complicated between men and women?

Also, the movie is hilarious and vulgar. The new cinema of Mexico (starting from the 90’s onward) is raunchier than ever and Sexo, Pudor, y Lágrimas is no exception. Crass language, multiple sex scenes, and yes, a tendency towards the overly dramatic are key principles of this modern Mexican film.

While the plot might lean towards the ridiculous, the acting is wonderful. Again, the actors are fully representing stereotypical men and women in relationships. The nag, the brain, the sex addict- it’s all there. We all have friends who demonstrate similar qualities.  And, people are addicted to the topic of sex and relationships. No one’s really figured it out, and, maybe, this movie gives us (as lovers) more insight into the world of men and women.

To go with the movie, I plan to cook something sweet to get rid of those relationship blues. Oh, and the soundtrack to this movie is pretty good. Get ready for music and food- my favorite combo.

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