Deutschland, 1989
10 minutes
Monika Treut
  • Annie Sprinkle


Film star Annie, a well-known porn queen, is a performance artist. She transforms herself from a plain Jane into a big wild cat with high-heeled shoes and a widow's veil. In the film DEAD RINGERS, she demystifies David Cronenberg's gynaecological hysteria with a single gesture: when she inserts a speculum, she gives the spectator a view inside her vagina.

BIOGRAPHY Monika Treut

Born in Mönchengladbach, Germany in 1954, she studied literature in Marburg/Lahn, graduating in 1982. She worked with video from 1976 and founded the Hyäne/Hyena film production company with Elfi Mikesch in 1984. She has directed numerous award-winning films about feminism, gender, sexuality and human rights in countries such as the USA, Brazil and Taiwan. Her comedy MY FATHER IS COMING (1991) was followed by a number of documentaries including DAS ROHE UND DAS GEKOCHTE (THE RAW AND THE COOKED) which screened in Culinary Cinema in 2012. She also lectures at colleges and universities.

At the 67th Berlin International Film Festival Berlin Monika Treut was awarded with the SPECIAL TEDDY AWARD.

FILMOGRAPHY Monika Treut (selection)

2016 Zona Norte 2014 Von Mädchen und Pferden 2012 Das Rohe und das Gekochte 2009 Ghosted 2009 Ghosted (ai-mei) 2005 Den Tigerfrauen wachsen Flügel  2001 Kriegerin des Lichts 1999 Gendernauts - Eine Reise durch die Geschlechter  1998 Didn't Do It For Love 1992 Dr. Paglia 1992 Max 1992 Female Misbehavior 1991 My Father Is Coming 1989 Annie 1988 Die Jungfrauenmachine 1985 Verführung: Die grausame Frau 



Production company
Hyena Films
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