Allison de Fren’s documentary, The Mechanical Bride, focuses on the men who turn to the socially taboo – non-human “women” who are the creations of men and used as their (often sexual) companions.
Call them real dolls, fembots, robots, blow-up dolls, mechanical brides, Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas, it’s all loosely the same thing. A phenomenon that has to do with both control and a person’s lack of certain skills that would allow them to easily meet people.
The Mechanical Bride, which borrows its title from a Marshall McLuhan book, delves into all of it. There’s a broken love doll hospital in it. You wouldn’t want to miss that, would you?