I Need a Man Like You to Make My Dreams Come True

Director Kalli Paakspuu, Daria Stermac / 1986 / Canada

The construction of female sexuality from a male perspective has been the favoured target of feminists since the women's liberation struggle began,

launching a definitive attack on the male vision of women and the history of a female subservience, the contemporary perspective presented by these talented Canadian women looks at sexual politics in a late 1980s style.

Travelling from one brief scenario to another in heady succession, the film presents the layers of problems that women must still confront in their quest for equality. The material skips along at an unsettling pace, meditated by either bawdy or ironic humour.

As a film it happily promotes a dynamic view of love, tenderness, playfulness, fashion, sex and liberation, while readily acknowledging the need for equally dynamic, yet serious solutions.

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