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Directed by Lynn Hershman Leeson
Produced by Lynn Hershman Leeson
Written by Lynn Hershman Leeson
Starring Tilda Swinton
Jeremy Davies
James Urbaniak
Karen Black
Al Nazemian
Josh Kornbluth
Thomas Jay Ryan
Music by Klaus Badelt
Ramin Djawadi
Mark Tschanz
Edited by Lisa Fruchtman
Distributed by Velocity Entertainment
Release date
  • January 2002 (2002-01)
Running time
82 minutes
Country United States
United Kingdom
Language English
Box office $28,811[1]

Teknolust is a 2002 film produced, written, and directed by Lynn Hershman Leeson who, at the time of production, was working in the art department at University of California, Davis. It stars Tilda Swinton and Jeremy Davies.


Role Actor Notes
Rosetta Stone/Marinne/Olive/Ruby Tilda Swinton
Sandy Jeremy Davies
Agent Hopper James Urbaniak
Professor Crick John O'Keefe
Dirty Dick Karen Black
Dr. Bea Al Nazemian
Dr. Aye S.U. Violet
Tim Josh Kornbluth
Preacher Thomas Jay Ryan
Nelia Sumalee Montano Uncredited Role


The film is about the scientist Rosetta Stone (Swinton) who injects her DNA into three Self Replicating Automatons (S.R.A.s). These cyborg clones must habitually venture into the real world in order to obtain a supply of Y chromosome in the form of semen to keep them alive. Unfortunately, their periodic treks into the outside world seem to leave the males they obtain the chromosome from with a strange virus that overtakes both their bodies and their computers. The lust carries over into the technology, leaving the males' world aghast.

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Fantasporto 2004 Nominated: Best Film - International Fantasy Film Award - Lynn Hershman-Leeson [2]

Hamptons International Film Festival 2002 Won: Feature Film Prize in Science and Technology - Lynn Hershman-Leeson [3]


  1. ^ http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=teknolust.htm
  2. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0270688/awards?ref_=tt_ql_4
  3. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0270688/awards?ref_=tt_ql_4

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