Female friendship -- Spain -- Madrid -- Drama, Madrid (Spain) -- Social life and customs -- Drama, Punk culture -- Spain -- Drama, Young women -- Spain -- Sexual behavior -- Drama

Pepi, Luci, Bom, and Other Girls Like Mom

(Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del montón)
(Pepi Luci Bom)


Carmen Maura, Félix Rotaeta, Alaska, Eva Siva,

(Pepi, Luci, Bom, y otras chicas del montón). Madrid’s nascent punk and gay underground provides the fertile setting of Almodóvar’s debut feature, a manic slice of screw-you life that could outshock even early John Waters with its transgressive energy. Swearing vengeance on a rapist cop, “modern girl” Carmen Maura (beginning a collaboration with Almodóvar that would last decades) joins forces with a lesbian punk singer (notorious Mexican-Spanish performer Alaska) and a repressed housewife (Eva Siva). A counterculture Movida Madrileña tour across a post-Franco Spain of penis beauty pageants, golden showers, and punk shows, Pepi also showcases the female camaraderie and resilience that would become Almodóvar’s constant theme.

Jason Sanders
  • Pedro Almodóvar
  • Paco Femenia
  • Spanish
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • DCP
  • 82 mins
  • Sony Pictures Classics

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Vintage Almodovar romp (review), Bay Area Reporter, Warren Sonbert, 1992

Pepi, Luci, Bom (review), Film Journal International, David Noh, 1992

Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del monton (review), Variety, Suzan Ayscough, 1990

Wonder kid (program note), National Film Theatre (London, England), Rosa Bosch, 1990

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