Monika Treut

Monika Treut

  • Highest Rated: 83% Warrior of Light (2003)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Erotique (1994)
  • Birthday: Apr 6, 1954
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Producer, director, and screenwriter Monika Treut often makes films dealing with lesbianism and sadomasochistic fantasies in particular. She is considered an innovator in gay and lesbian cinema and is noted for making films that are challenging and yet sensitive. Born in Dusseldorf, Germany, she wrote her doctoral thesis on women's roles in the writings of the Marquis de Sade and Leopold von Sacher-Masoch. She has worked as an avant-garde performance artist and has penned both books and articles. In addition, Treut has lectured throughout Europe. Before entering feature films in 1985 with Seduction: The Cruel Woman (co-directed with Elfi Mikesch), she made videos for several years. Even before her film debuted at the Berlin Film Festival, it generated a storm of controversy over its frank examination of female masochism. At the festival, the primarily male audience nearly launched a revolt against it. Many critics panned the film, but others, particularly those enamored of gay and lesbian cinema praised the film for its truth and stylishness. In addition to fictional works, Treut also makes short documentaries such as Dr. Paglia, an interview with Dr. Camille Paglia, and Max (1992), an interview with a female-to-male transsexual. Treut makes her films through her independent production company, Hyena Films.

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No Score Yet Zona Norte Screenwriter Director 2016
No Score Yet Of Girls and Horses (Von Mädchen und Pferden) Screenwriter Director 2014
No Score Yet Masculinity/Femininity Actor 2014
No Score Yet Das Rohe und das Gekochte (The Raw and the Cooked) Screenwriter Director 2012
7% Ghosted Producer 2009
No Score Yet Lesbian Nation Actor 2009
No Score Yet Tigerwomen Grow Wings Director Screenwriter 2005
83% Warrior of Light Producer Screenwriter Director 2003
No Score Yet Gendernauts Screenwriter Producer Director 2000
No Score Yet Didn't Do It For Love Director 1998
0% Erotique Director 1994
No Score Yet Domenica Social worker 1993
No Score Yet Female Misbehavior Director Producer 1992
No Score Yet My Father Is Coming Director 1991
No Score Yet Virgin Machine Director Producer 1989
No Score Yet Seduction - Cruel Woman Director 1985


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