The second feature film by Pedro AlmodÃ³var, after Pepi, Luci, Bom (1980) proved to be a surprise hit in Spain and Europe on release, AlmodÃ³var was given more money for his next film, and a 35mm camera too. This is a wild screwball comedy set in the pop world of Madrid. It's a fun look at the early 1980's, with some colourful performances. Sexilia (Cecilia Roth) is a pop star and a nymphomaniac. She picks up 5 men for an orgy, but she wants to get over her addiction to sex. Sexilia's psychoanalyst Susana (Ofelia AngÃ (C)lica) wants to have sex with Sexilia's father, gynecologist Doctor de la PeÃ±a (Fernando Vivanco). Sexilia reunites with childhood friend Riza Niro (Imanol Arias), who is heir to the throne of Middle Eastern country Tiran, but Riza is in disgrace as he is homosexual, and has been having a gay relationship with fellow Tiran countryman Sadec (Antonio Banderas). However, Sexilia and Riza end up falling in love, and are able to hold a quite chaste relationship where sex isn't on the menu. But trouble strikes when Islamic terrorists arrive to kidnap Riza, and more secrets emerge. It's very over the top, and sex is high on the menu here, but AlmodÃ³var manages to keep the mood up, and there's some quite eye-opening stuff going on, even AlmodÃ³var himself cameo's in drag on stage!! Despite critical indifference at the time, it was a hit, and AlmodÃ³var got to make more films.