I re-watched this movie last night and I am amazed at how much I got out of a second viewing. The story of a beautiful young woman who was abused by her father and the resulting hurt and sorrow is shaped by the perceptions of the characters in such a way that the comedy of life overwhelms the potential tragedy. But the apparent disgust that Almodovar feels towards the entire male gender is disturbing. There is not one even mildly sympathetic male character in the movie.
In various scenes of the movie, Almodovar plays with the potential fetishes of the (presumably male) viewer using incest, non-consent, feet, dramatic cleavage shots, ass views & female urination to name a few. The result is a movie which portrays women as victims of male appetites while exciting a few along the way) who eventually react and assume control of their universe with depth of character and even humour.
An interesting complex movie that I really liked although I couldn't accept its portrayal of men as such a horrific gender.