Mexican sex comedy

The Mexican sex comedies film genre, generally known as Ficheras film or Sexicomedias is a genre of sexploitation and Mexploitation films of the Mexican cinema that flourished in the 1970s and 1980s. It is recognized as a collection of usually low quality films with low budgets. Although the films had sexual tones and used double entendre, they were not particularly explicit. The genre is possibly based on the Italian erotic comedies.[1] The popular term for it came from the film Las ficheras, produced and released in 1975, which described the experiences of many women who entertained men at nightclubs.

The settings and plots of these films tended to be simple. Though they enjoyed box-office success and were popular, they are now generally regarded as poor examples of Mexican cinema; moreover, they frequently received classification as being unsuitable for minors.

Some of the films of this Mexican genre included El rey de las ficheras, La pulquería, Muñecas de medianoche, Bellas de noche, and Entre ficheras anda el diablo.

The best-known Mexican actors and actresses who were known to have participated in ficheras films were:

  • Sasha Montenegro
  • Angélica Chaín
  • Andrés García
  • Mauricio Garcés
  • Lina Santos
  • Lyn May
  • Marcia Bell
  • Leticia Perdigón
  • Carmen Salinas
  • Alfonso Zayas
  • Jorge Rivero
  • Alberto Rojas "El caballo"
  • Rafael Inclán
  • Roberto Ibañez
  • Leopoldo García Peláez Benítez "Polo Polo"
  • Antonio Raxel
  • Raúl Padilla "El Choforo"
  • Miguel M. Delgado
  • Luis de Alba
  • René Ruíz "Tun Tun"
  • Pedro Weber "Chatanooga"
  • César Bono
  • Eduardo de la Peña "Lalo el Mimo"
  • Rossy Mendoza

See also


  1. ^ 1976-1982: Los años de las "Ficheras"
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