Irina Palm

Rated R 103 minutes 2008

A self-described “frumpy” widow named Maggie (Marianne Faithfull, in a beautifully deadpan performance) takes a job masturbating male customers through a glory hole in a London sex club, to raise money for her grandson’s operation. Soon, she’s a star with long waiting line and a sobriquet –- the film’s title. Surprisingly funny despite the lowlife angle, with Maggie and the club owner (Miki Manojlovic) finding commonalities while Maggie’s bridge circle clucks its disapproval. At last, the meaning of “penis elbow” is explained. Directed tidily by Sam Garbarski from a screenplay by Martin Herron and Philippe Blasband (103 min.).

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Director: Sam Garbarski

Writer: Philippe Blasband and Sam Garbarski

Producer: Sébastien Delloye

Cast: Marianne Faithfull, Miki Manojlovic, Kevin Bishop, Siobhan Hewlett, Dorka Gryllus, Jenny Agutter, Corey Burke, Meg Wynn Owen, Susan Hitch and Flip Webster


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