THE MECHANICAL BRIDE
(Allison de Fren, USA). 76 minutes. Subtitled. Rating: Travelling through history and to Japan and Germany, Allison de Fren compiles a visually arresting survey of the evergrowing sex doll industry. You can buy a life-sized one – made to order – for up to $ 40,000. The new frontier is, of course, sex robots.
De Fren fails in her stated mission to discover why men so love their inanimate sex partners. But she does make one thing very clear: men all over the world sure do crave them. Apr 29, 11: 30 pm, Bloor Hot Docs Cinema; Apr 30, 9 pm, Cumberland 3; May 6, 9 pm, Bloor Hot Docs Cinema.