Purity - The Republic of Bad Taste Summary & Analysis

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It is the late 1980s in East Germany’s half of Berlin. Andreas Wolf is 27 and currently lives in the basement of the church on Siegfeldstrasse. He finds this ironic because he is an atheist dependent on the church for help, where he has earned his keep officially counseling at-risk youth for seven years. Andreas sleeps with any girl who at least claims to be at the age of consent of 16, while he avoids any girls who have been sexually abused. Andreas both enjoys his sexual conquests, and is repulsed by his appetite, blaming the sickness of the Republic of East Germany for it. In the past, Andreas was sent to a psychologist after his mother discovered him drawing pictures of naked girls, rather than chasing after them – the result being the therapy sessions which compelled Andreas to want to...

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