And since this is a Gaspar Noe film,the soul's chosen method of reincarnation and reinsertion into life comes via a close-up of a penis as it enters a vagina — shot from inside the vagina — and a journey through the cervix. Did Larry Clark's most controversial film not got a proper release in the U. So the director enlisted newcomer Maria Schneider and, in a casting coup, Marlon Brando — with the latter quickly turning this tale into a riveting, expansive meditation on his own screen image. He's made a template for feel-good near-porn. Set exclusively on a lakeside cruising beach in the south of France, Alan Guiraudie's slowburn thriller follows young Franck Pierre Deladonchamps as he falls for the same mustachioed stud Christophe Paou that he suspects of murder. It won a prize for "audacity" at Cannes; Ted Turner found the movie so degenerate that he tried to have it banned from ever being released. Shot in a dingy, lo-fi style and graced with a soundtrack that might have been pilfered from Epitaph's back catalog, this violent, gleefully vulgar story is more punk grindhouse flick than typical male-fantasy porno.
Alissa. Age: 25.
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Kassandra. Age: 29.
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All of the film's ecstatic grunting, moaning and thrusting had moral watchdogs crying indecency, though scenes involving a very young, very naked Uma Thurman as Miller's wife and Nin's lover didn't stop her from becoming a bona fide movie star later on. In the dark of their squalid squat, their writhing bodies are undistinguishable, evocatively blurring lines between art and savagery — as good a description of this feral, highly charged drama as any. It's less an adaptation of a book than a fever dream Fassbinder had after reading it, complete with nocturnal emissions. Which isn't to say that furtive sex in the bushes isn't thrilling, or that the film skimps on hot scenes of backwoods hook-ups. One scene in particular, however, struck the MPAA board as a little too real for their tastes: A naked-as-jaybirds romp between future Tarantino favorite Robert Forster and Marianna Hill, with the two of them ending up literally between the sheets.