Victoria Abril in Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!Much of the Latin sexplosion in international cinema since the 1980s is the product of richly imaginative, affably perverse filmmaker Pedro Almodvar, who was born Calzada de Calatrava, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain on this date in 1949.

With Iberian eyeful Victoria Abril serving as his mouth-watering muse, Almodvar has created a one-of-a-kind canon of outrageous, omnisexual skinematic wonders on the order of Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!, Matador, Kika, All About My Mother, High Heels, Dark Habits, and Volver.

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