I have had flashbacks to a film I once saw on TV as a young lad. It stuck with me, but I’ve never been able to find it again.

It would have been on UK TV late night possibly channel 3 or 4 around late 90s. It felt older than that so may be 70s/80s. It was American, set in what would have been modern (dystopian) times. I recall a factory and someone managing to break in (very Soylent green style.) Inside, people (possibly just men) are on a conveyor belt, moving along. As they do, a small guillotine chops their male organ off and hey presto, they come out the other end as women.

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    There's a scene a bit like what you describe in The Ice Pirates. See twincitiesgeek.com/2017/04/… Commented Feb 15, 2023 at 22:44
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    @DoscoJones Just watched that clip myself. It's unclear if OP means that the victims are literally transformed into women or if they're simply devoid of their "manhood", so this is a partial match for me
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    Commented Feb 15, 2023 at 22:45
  • Agreed, it's a partial match. Still, memories get weird as decades pass. Found a clip: youtube.com/watch?v=0KcTCRSZBUU Commented Feb 15, 2023 at 23:07
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    @DoscoJones is this a clip I am going to regret watching? Commented Feb 17, 2023 at 22:01
  • @lessthanideal nah, it's a comedy Commented Feb 17, 2023 at 22:03

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There's a scene a bit like what you describe in the 1984 sci-fi comedy The Ice Pirates.

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The scene I remember has your dystopian factory setting complete with conveyor belt and chopper:

The men are turned into androgynous slaves: enter image description here

This is not a complete match to your description, but memories do get hazy after 30+ years.

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