It starred Helena Bonham Carter as Dinah - the sensual, free-spirited and eccentric sister of the prim, dispassionate and proper Madeleine Olivia Williams.
She began a sizzling, volatile, all-consuming and destructive affair over a decade's time told in flashback with her sister's handsome husband Rickie Paul Bettany - her brother-in-law. It was noted for its excruciatingly-long, painful-to-watch, nine-minute anal-rape and real-time beating sequence. It was also revealed that the film deliberately caused nausea, vertigo and unease in the viewer and provoked many walk-outs through two techniques: She found herself to be his new victim.
When she was assaulted by him, she begged to no avail: You gonna shut your mouth now? This turn you on, tell me? You know, you're hot for a c--t. You must have one tight ass. He commanded her to spread her legs, told her "I'm gonna f--k your ass I'm gonna blast your s--thole," and then raped her while using one hand to cover up her muffled screams and moans. As he endlessly thrust into her, he continued to call her foul names "F--king high-class swine" , and asked: He pronounced her "dead meat" when he was finished with her.
The victim of the lethal beating, not known until later, was not La Tenia - who watched from nearby. She had explained earlier to her friends during a subway ride the secret to love-making pleasure - it was a turn-off for a man to be too focused on a woman's pleasure: And if I feel that the guy isn't coming, isn't also feeling pleasure She also said she was a few days late with her period it was soon learned that she was pregnant with Marcus' child.
They got up for a few moments and danced naked in the living room, then returned to the bedroom after Marcus told her: While sharing a cigarette, she asked: Realizing she was behind schedule, she showered instead of making love. He kissed her through and then behind the transparent shower curtain before he briefly left. She decided to perform a simple 'Nataltest' upon herself - in the toilet, she urinated on a test strip and it surprisingly revealed that she was pregnant.
She pondered what it would mean as she sat on the sofa and touched her belly. One of the film's final images was of Alex holding her swelling belly on a bed, below a wall poster of the foetal 'Star-Child' in Kubrick's The camera also soared into the blue sky, and then settled on her sunbathing on a blanket on a vibrantly green park lawn, where the camera then circled dizzingly above a lawn sprinkler as children pranced through the water.
Alex Monica Bellucci Vincent Cassel Ken Park This was another controversial film from co-director Larry Clark, in which the director was accused of exploiting young teens and lasciviously filming unsimulated sex. Clark's film was banned in Australia, and never issued in wide release in the US. Its plot was about four dysfunctional, abusive families in Visalia, California and their teenaged skateboarders, with themes of teenage suicide and wild sexual experimentation.
The film also included other scenes of graphic oral and masturbatory sex and nudity, violence, suicide and incest. In one of the scenes, scrawny teen Shawn James Bullard made out with his girlfriend Hannah's breast-enhanced mother Rhonda Maeve Quinlan. They both fondled each other through their underpants, and then after being excited, she asked: Move with my hips.
That's a good boy. Oh my God, keep licking. After she bathed, she kissed him while massaging him inside his underpants , when he asked: He had earlier killed his doting, smothering grandparents that he was living with - murdering them during a scrabble game - also for purposes of sexual arousal. The film ended with an idyllic sex orgy scene between a trio of teenagers Tiffany Limos as nymphomaniac Peaches, Stephen Jasso as abused Claude, and Shawn in which they were in both give-and-take positions - seeking refuge from their troubled lives.
It was a direct-to-video release with various versions depending on ratings. The story was told in flashback, as the main protagonist brought charges of domestic violence against her husband. The tale began in early , introducing blue-eyed blonde and Indiana-bred Alice Loudon Heather Graham , with "virtually no family and very few friends," who had been living and working in London for a year and a half in a "comfortable" and "safe" relationship with boyfriend-engineer Jake Jason Hughes.
On her way to work at a walk signal, she was love-struck by the sight of a handsome, seductive and brooding stranger. She trailed him to a bookstore, accompanied him in a car, and went to his residence actually, the residence of his sister Deborah Natascha McElhone. From behind, he forcefully grabbed her through her clothing and they engaged in heated and fiercely passionate love-making.
He ripped open the front of her dress, pulled down her bra, and hungrily kissed and grabbed her naked breasts. Their clothes dropped to the floor, and he carried her naked into the living room, where they had intercourse on a red rug - she rolled him over and continued to make love to him. Afterwards, he invited her to return for more - "Whenever you want, Alice.
You decide and I'll be here. I knew it shouldn't happen again. I wanted everything back the way it was. She bought a book about the studly climber and returned for more love-making, begging: I have to leave" , claiming that she had met someone, leaving Jake "completely f--ked up. Alice's friend Sylvie Amy Robbins who eventually moved in with her "jilted boyfriend" told her: You loved each other and you let him go for good sex.
Love isn't just a good f--k, you know. After the brief ceremony, she exuberantly changed her clothes in the nearby church graveyard in front of an angel stone statue - and he took Polaroid pictures of her as she stripped naked "I need to remember you like this," he claimed , before they went on a lengthy hike "his idea of romance".
Alice Heather Graham in the Church Graveyard Near the Angel Stone Statue After Her Marriage The couple ended up in a stone cabin with a roaring fire - where he introduced her to bondage and displayed a fetish for erotic asphyxiation with a silk scarf wrapped tightly around her neck as they made love.
I let him decide when I could breathe and when I couldn't. The note also suggested calling the rape victim, Michelle Stowe Rebecca Palmer. Impersonating Joanna, Alice interviewed the victim in her apartment and learned all the details of the alleged sexual assault, to satisfy her own "innocent curiosity. Distrustful, Alice began to fear potentially-violent and unpredictable tendencies in Adam's nature. When Adam tied her up on the kitchen table and claimed: After she confessed that she had read Adele's letter - he asserted: Alice suspected that Adam had killed his lover Francoise while climbing a few years earlier, making it look like a tragic accident, when he learned that she was cheating on him and was planning to leave him.
As it turned out, Adam was not guilty of any of the charges related to Michelle, Adele or Francoise. In the tense and exciting climax at the snowy graveyard, near the angel stone statue, Adele's buried corpse was dug up. Deborah confessed the motivation for committing all of the murders - a combination of protective jealousy, incestual desire, and revenge against Adam's lovers, after he had raped her in the graveyard when they were kids: He was just 15! I'm talking about f--king, Alice.
We f--ked right here. With a flare gun, Alice shot Deborah in the stomach and killed her. Maybe I was so blinded by it that I missed all the clues to his past. I often wonder what would have happened if I hadn't looked up that morning. Two years later, I saw him once more. Maybe a flatlander like me can't live at that altitude. Maybe it never would have been possible to sustain what we had. Well, that's what I tell myself.