You know, I watched Almodovar's "Mala Educacion" - sorry about the accents - the other night and I'm just not into it. There is not one Spanish woman in it! The older movies of Almodovar at least had Victoria Abril looking pretty damned hot. Now it's just guys, boys, transvestites - you get the picture, and oh yeahh, pedophile priests.
If you want to see a great movie about Spain in the Eighties - see Barcelona by Whit Stillman. You have to watch it a couple of times to catch everything. Not that the two movies have anything in common. It's just that - Almodovar is way out there. I used to see him walking around the Centro - and by god I tried to like his movies, I really did.