• Publication date: January 9, 2014

Woman on Top

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Brazilian chef Isabella Oliveira moves to San Francisco when her husband, frustrated by her motion sickness, cheats on her.

  • Publication date: January 9, 2014

Woman on Top

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 2000

MBC 2:

December 25, 2014 17:00 (KSA) ~ December 25, 2014 16:00 (CLT)

Isabella is a great cook, making her husband's restaurant in Bahia, Brazil, a success.

To control her motion sickness, she must do the driving and be on top during sex, which drives her macho husband, Toninho, to cheat on her.

Heart-broken, she leaves for San Francisco, moving in with her childhood friend, Monica, a cross-dresser.

To mend her heart, she makes an offering to Yemanja, the goddess of the sea. The goddess responds and Isabella no longer loves.

Stricken, Toninho heads north to get her back; he finds her hosting a popular TV show, Passion Food. But can he learn humility? Can she find happiness without him?


  • Penélope Cruz
  • Murilo Benício
  • Harold Perrineau Jr.
  • Mark Feuerstein

Directed by: Fina Torres

Rating: R for some strong sexuality and language