Ann pegged it as soon as the opening credits came up, “Oh, it’s got a noir soundtrack.” This is film noir meets the gay 1970’s. Pedro Almodovar stays true to the genre with a few key reversals. Instead of murky black and white, he assails you with bright, garish oranges and yellows. That, and all of the key relationships are homosexual. Other than that the themes are familiar to a noir audience: love, betrayal, and revenge garnished with pedophilia and drug addiction.