Dorian Gray in the Mirror of the Yellow Press (1984)


Directed by: Ulrike Ottinger

Stars: Veruschka von Lehndorff, Delphine Seyrig, Tabea Blumenschein

Language: German | Subtitles: English (embed)

Country: Germany | Imdb Info | Ar: 16:9 | Webrip

Also known as: Dorian Gray im Spiegel der Boulevardpresse

Description: Our organization will create a human being whom we can shape and manipulate according to our needs. Dorian Gray: young, rich and handsome. We will make him, seduce him and break him.


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2 Responses to Dorian Gray in the Mirror of the Yellow Press (1984)

  1. Mr Arkadin says:

    Thank you RL – great post. Love this movie – beautiful production design & cinematography. There’s a lot of background to this flick and I won’t waste fellow RL devotees’ time or intelligence as there’s plenty to look up online. In short: The Picture of Dorian Grey – the man who stays young while his portrait grows old – is a novel by Oscar Wilde. The novel features a “Yellow Book” given to Grey. “The Yellow Book” was also a literary magazine contemporary with Wilde. The female Dorian Grey in this movie has been described as a female Dr Mabuse. Plenty of other Dorian Grey references in popular culture – many movies ranging from 1915 to 2023, and my favourite: his character in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen comics.

    • Jesse Baker says:

      The Dorian Gray book and this movie have NOTHING NOTHING in common.

      Indeed, very little about this film is available online. Outside the super cryptic movie tag-line used as a plot description, references to the film using a female version of the Doctor Mabuse character as a villain, and the fact that Dorian Gray is played by a female actress in drag.

      Watching the film, I strongly recommend a new plot description.

      “A corrupt media baron who uses her media empire and a police surveillance system to control the public, creates a scandalous new celebrity named Dorian Gray to tantalize the public with his exploits. But Dorian doesn’t know that he is being set up for a fall, as his patron sets him up for a fall so that she can profit off of his fall from grace.”

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