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|Directed by||Nick Hurran|
|Produced by||Christopher Figg|
|Written by||Chloe Rayban
|Based on||Virtual Sexual Reality by Chloe Rayban|
|Music by||Rupert Gregson-Williams|
|Edited by||John Richards|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures
|2 July 1999 (UK)
3 December 1999 (USA)
Virtual Sexuality is a 1999 film about a young woman who designs the perfect man at a virtual reality convention, but then an accident occurs causing the man to be brought to life. It was directed by Nick Hurran.
17-year-old Justine (Laura Fraser) bemoans being a virgin so, after being stood-up on a date, goes to a virtual reality exhibition with friend Chas (Luke DeLacey). There she encounters a virtual makeover machine which she uses to create a 3-D image of her perfect man. After a freak power-cut Justine finds herself inside that male body, becoming her own ideal mate (Rupert Penry-Jones). Naming this alternate self "Jake", she/he moves in with Chas to try and come to terms with being a teenage boy.
Jake then realises that an unaltered version of Justine is still around unaware of his existence. This unaltered Justine, on meeting Jake, falls for him unaware of the complications this poses. Jake fends her off by feigning interest in the infamous local man-eater known as "the Hoover".
A frustrated Justine then decides she must lose her virginity at any cost, and dates town sleaze Alex to achieve this. As the big date looms, Chas and Jake do all they can to thwart Justine's plans.
- Laura Fraser as Justine
- Rupert Penry-Jones as Jake
- Luke de Lacey as Chas
- Kieran O'Brien as Alex
- Marcelle Duprey as Fran
- Natasha Bell as Hoover
- Steve John Shepherd as Jason
- Laura MacAulay as Monica
- Roger Frost as Frank
- Ruth Sheen as Jackie
- Laura Aikman as Lucy
- Preeya Kalidas as Charlotte
- Ram John Holder as Declan
- Amanda Holden as the Shoe Shop Assistant
- Alan Westaway as Geoff
- William Osborne as the Sex Shop Assistant
The film was based on the 1994 Chloë Rayban novel Virtual Sexual Reality, which was part of her four-part "Justine" series of novels. The film was produced by The Noel Gay Motion Picture Company, who were also responsible for Trainspotting.
Filming took place in various locations around London. The internal Virtual Reality Exhibition scenes were filmed at Elstree Studios, using a purpose built set. The tunnel was extended before filming of the explosion was done.
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