Renato is a very effeminate gay man who is nicknamed "Marlene" in honor of Marlene Dietrich. Because of a promise he made to his sick grandmother, he must try the opposite sex at least once... See full summary »
Antonello De Leo, for his first feature film, choose a difficult subject, in which is easy to repeat the same old gay cliches. Instead he built a funny and well done ambiguous comedy. The screenplay is good and pleasant: it doesn't make platitudinous the very frequent unexpected events, leading the audience in an irresistible twister. This movie marks a real turning point in the gay italian cinema: you can just look at "Come mi vuoi" and "Uomini uomini uomini" to notice it.