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Teeth

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TEETH

A teenage comedy laced with sex and gore that tells of the horror of becoming an adult. The story revolves around a young high school student. When the innocent Dawn begins to feel her libido awakening she vehemently seeks refuge as a member of the local celibacy group. Her participation in a puritanical campaign sets her positively apart from her step-brother Brad, whose demeanour at home is becoming increasingly provocative. But Dawn's pledge to retain her virginity until she marries comes under threat when she risks becoming the victim of an assault. However, it seems that Dawn is by no means as defenceless as it would seem, on the contrary, she possesses a vagina equipped with a strong set of sharp teeth ...
Mitchell Lichtenstein: "In the many cultures in which the myth of the vagina dentara exists, the central story is always the same: a hero must conquer the woman with the toothed vagina. I wanted to turn this story around and make innocent teenager Dawn the heroine. So my film is a bit of a female revenge fantasy about a seemingly normal girl who discovers she has super human power."

USA 2006, 88 min

by

Mitchell Lichtenstein

with

Jess Weixler
John Hensley
Josh Pais
Hale Appleman
Vivienne Benesch
Lenny von Dohlen
Ashley Springer

World Sales

The Weinstein Company