screenshots / The Forbidden Dance / 1990 21st Century Film Corporation

Also known as "The Forbidden Dance is Lambada" this film was rushed into production to take advantage of the Lambada dance craze at the time. It's the story of a native princess of a Brazilian tribe who goes to Los Angeles so as to prevent the destruction of her rainforest homeland by an multinational corporation. Only the opening segment of the film is set in the rainforest with loincloths being worn. The end credits begin with: "This film is dedicated to the preservation of the rain forest".