Friday, January 03, 2014

Part 3 of Real sex in mainstream movies

After Part 2 of Real sex in mainstream movies here we are again with a new selection of 8 mainstream movies featuring real sex.

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The Image with Rebecca Brooke
The Wayward Cloud by Tsai Ming-liang
Antares by Götz Spielmann [the thumbnail]
Spetters by Paul Verhoeven
Lazaro's Girlfriends by Fernando Merinero
LelleBelle by Mischa Kamp
Anatomy of Hell with Amira Casar
Desire (q) by Laurent Bouhnik

1. The Image (1975) by Radley Metzger with Rebecca Brooke
The Image is a 1975 American film that was re-released in an edited version in 1976. The film is also known by two other titles: The Punishment of Anne and The Mistress and the Slave and was directed by Radley Metzger. The film is based upon the classic 1956 sadomasochistic novel L'Image, written by Catherine Robbe-Grillet and published under the pseudonym of Jean de Berg. The story of middle-aged Jean, a writer (played by Carl Parker), who meets an old friend, Claire, a lesbian and also middle-aged (played by Marilyn Roberts) and is soon drawn into her world of sadomasochism, in which they torture Claire's youthful slave, Anne (Mary Mendum, aka Rebecca Brooke, and Metzger's girlfriend at the time).

2. The Wayward Cloud (2005) by Tsai Ming-liang with Chen Shiang-chyi
The most audacious film to date from visionary director Tsai Ming-liang, The Wayward Cloud is about a porn actor and the museum tour guide who enters into a strange relationship with him, unaware of his profession.

3. Antares (2004) by Götz Spielmann with Petra Morze
Antares is a 2004 Austrian film directed by Götz Spielmann. It was Austria's submission to the 77th Academy Awards for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but was not accepted as a nominee. A deadly car crash sets off three parallel stories of women at crisis points, faltering behind the doors of the same, plain Vienna apartment block.

4. Spetters (1980) by Paul Verhoeven with Renée Soutendijk
Spetters led to protests about the manner in which Verhoeven portrayed gays, Christians, the police, and the press. Although Verhoeven made one more film in the Netherlands, the response to Spetters led him to leave for Hollywood. Despite the large amount of controversy surrounding it, the film proved to be popular with 1,124,162 admissions in the Netherlands alone. From a financial perspective the film proved to be a disappointment, given the fact that the production ran seriously behind schedule and over budget. The careers of Maarten Spanjer and Renee Soutendijk were launched by this film, but it did not do much for the other young lead actors. Hans van Tongeren committed suicide in 1982.

5. Lazaro's Girlfriends (2002) by Fernando Merinero with Franciska Ródenas
Lazarus is a charming Cuban looking for life in Madrid. Once his gf Dolores takes a trip from Spain to Cuba to reside together with him, she discovers that he's in jail for kidnapping and attempted violation. Dolores attempts to endure with a cracked heart, her empathy and sensualism permitting her to adjust to life in Madrid while attempting to get over Lazarus' drug addiction.

6. LelleBelle (2010) by Mischa Kamp with Catherine Dagelet
LelleBelle is a TV Movie by Mischa Kamp featuring Catherine Dagelet. 19-year old violinist Belle lives in a small farming village in the Netherlands. Everyone around her seems obsessed with sex: her boyfriend, her sister and especially her mother. But Belle?s only interest is her violin, and she is put off by the constant flirting and mating of her peers.

7. Anatomy of Hell (2010) by Catherine Breillat with Amira Casar
The film was adapted by writer/director Breillat from her novel Pornocracy. The sexually explicit film stars Amira Casar as "the woman" and porn star Rocco Siffredi as "the man". Leonard Maltin summarizes: "After attempting suicide in the bathroom of a gay disco, a woman hires the man who rescues her to spend four nights in her company, challenging him to 'watch me where I'm unwatchable'."

8. Q (Desire) (2011) by Laurent Bouhnik with Helene Zimmer
Directed by controversial French filmmaker Laurent Bouhnik (24 Hours in the Life of a Woman), Desire is a frank and insightful examination of sexuality and ethos among young people today.

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