Musings of a Mechatronic Mistress

Musings of a Mechatronic Mistress:
The Peculiar Purpose of Tiffany the Sexrobot
a film by Jasmin Hagendorfer

In a world where technology and humanity intertwine, Tiffany, a self-aware "sex robot", embarks on an unparalleled journey of self-discovery. Conversing with experts, Tiffany confronts the societal norms, body image stereotypes, and patriarchal influences that have shaped her design. As debates over her societal impact surge, Tiffany navigates the complexities of interdisciplinary communication, the rise of AI companions, and the vast realm of innovative sex tech. But it's the potential for a radical shift away from human-like designs, and the embrace of individualized, DIY solutions, that truly challenges the status quo. With every revelation, Tiffany's contemplative journey challenges our perceptions and compels us to question the boundaries of technology, desire, and societal expectations.

Featurng.: Janina Loh, Jason Scott, Tanja Kubes, Kate Devlin, Johannes Grenzfurthner, Katta Spiel, Iris Phan

Co-funded by the European Union/Erasmus+, a project initiated by Eva Gengler, Dagmar Kiener, Stefan Lacina, erfolgsfaktor FRAU e.V.
Produced by ostblok // Patryk Senwicki, Dominic Spitaler

  • Jasmin Hagendorfer
    FUDLIAKS! Tear the sexes apart
  • Patryk Senwyki
    Robins Hood, Topfpalmen
  • Dominic Spitaler
    Robins Hood, Topfpalmen
  • Katta Spiel
    Key Cast
    "Katta Spiel"
  • Iris Phan
    Key Cast
    "Iris Phan"
  • Kate Devlin
    Key Cast
    "Kate Devlin"
  • Tanja Kubes
    Key Cast
    "Tanja Kubes"
  • Johannes Grenzfurthner
    Key Cast
    "Johannes Grenzfurthner"
  • Jason Scott
    Key Cast
    "Jason Scott"
  • Janina Loh
    Key Cast
    "Janina Loh"
  • Jasmin Hagendorfer
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    Documentary, robot, sci-fi, sience, philosophy, sociology, ethics
  • Runtime:
    24 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 2, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
    English, German
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • B3 Biennial of the Moving Images
    October 17, 2023
    Official Selection
  • Nürnberg Cinema
    September 16, 2023
    Germany Premiere
    Official Project Premiere
  • Arse Elektronika / Ars Electronica
    September 8, 2023
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Jasmin Hagendorfer

Based in Vienna, Jasmin Hagendorfer is an acclaimed contemporary artist, filmmaker, and curator. Through diverse mediums, she delves into socio-political themes and gender identity, showcasing her works internationally. As co-founder and director of the Porn Film Festival Vienna, she intertwines feminist and queer theories with art and erotica. Her notable contributions include a TEDx talk in Vienna about the environmental benefits of quality pornography and films like "Fudliaks!" and "Musings of a Mechatronic Mistress".

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Director Statement

At the heart of "Musings of a Mechatronic Mistress" lies a profound curiosity—a desire to delve deep into a realm where AI meets humanity and to find the often unexpected intersections of technology and gender.

In bringing Tiffany, our captivating sex robot, to life, my aim was not just to animate a piece of technology/sex doll. It was to empower her with presence, allowing her to inhabit spaces traditionally associated with human experiences, feminist ideals, and the intricate tapestry of our social fabric. I wanted Tiffany to be more than her silicone mold; I wanted her to be a beacon of questions, of aspirations, and of the challenges that come with existence.

This film is not merely a statement; it is an artistic vision that beckons viewers to embark on a vibrant journey—one that is as inviting as it is thought-provoking. Through evocative visuals and poignant narratives, we endeavor to draw the audience into a dialogue, urging them to explore, ponder, and redefine their understanding of life, feminism, and the future of AI.

To everyone who joins us on this cinematic voyage: prepare for a dance of imagery, emotion, and intellect. Together, let's redefine what it means to be alive in a world constantly on the brink of innovation.