Soft Cell are an English synthpop duo who came to prominence in the early 1980s. They consist of vocalist Marc Almond and instrumentalist David Ball. The duo are principally known for their 1981 hit version of "Tainted Love" (#8 US) and 1981 debut album entitled Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret.
Famed French photographers Pierre et Gilles directed this amazing—and seldom seen—promo video for Marc Almond’s “A Lover Spurned” in 1990. The clip co-stars Marie France, the Parisian transsexual as the spurned lover. Although Almond and France have recorded duets together, that is actually not her rapping in the middle. Interestingly Almond enlisted actress Julie T. Wallace for that, adding a nice camp dog whistle for listeners who could hear it.