Monday, November 06, 2017

I Am Loved 2009 R

Luca Guadagnino’s film, I Am Loved, explores the many sides of sensuality. His hand held camera zooms in for close-ups of eating shrimp soup, bees on flowers and nipples during love making and so much more. The film contains erotic and sensual passion, all unfortunately centered around the destruction of an Italian family. The film’s setting is Tuscany. I recently visited this area and was likewise intoxicated by the delicious food and sensual beauty of the art. The film translates this sensuality into erotic passion of a married mature woman for a young man. This Italian film is presented with sub-titles and at times is slow moving. Nonetheless, I recommend it. The film is available on Netflix. 11/6/17

Gia 1998 R

This film is available on Amazon Prime. It is an amazing portrayal by Angelina Jolie both in terms of acting and erotic content. The movie encouraged me to see other films by Angelina Jolie. The love scenes of Angelina and Elizabeth Mitchell are very erotic and well filmed. Gia represented many boundaries and movements currently facing society (feminism, AIDS, public sexuality, child abuse, domestic violence etc.) This is a sad story but a must-watch. 11/6/17

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

The Handmaden 2016 NR

This film is an epic erotic drama based on an interchanging plot of victim and victimize. The roles change. You never really know the story until it ends, and then you are not sure. The story centers on classical Asian eroticism and sadomasochism. The sex between the two key women is very erotic. The filming is beautiful. The film is divided into 3 long parts; however it is worth the journey. This is an excellent film and in the end a tribute to feminism. 9/6/17

I Love Dick 2017 TV- Mature

I Love Dick is a story about a couple’s attempt to energize their marriage through an affair. Its first season on Amazon Prime is an 8 episode series. Produced by Jill Soloway, this ground breaking cable series is about (well..) sexuality – gender, and art. Soloway in interviews comments on the series title saying, “I loved the title.., well I.., you know.., maybe sometimes I don’t, maybe sometimes you don’t.” The series is funny and interesting and then at times shocking. There is a lot of sex with strong feminist content. 9/6/17

Never Forever 2007 R

 Never Forever owes its power to the intentionally slow pace of the film.  The pacing builds to the climactic denouement that ties things up beautifully. Vera Farmiga is excellent. She delivers a haunting portrayal of a desperate, torn woman who goes too far with an affair to save her husband and her marriage, but ends up saving herself instead. The writing, direction and acting are all very well-combined to make a stunning film. The sex scenes are graphic and well played. I highly recommend this. 8/29/17

Sunday, February 05, 2017

Summer Time 2015 NR

Summer Time is a beautifully filmed French movie with sub-titles. It is filmed mostly in a small rural farming community. However, the movie begins in Paris on a college campus in the 1970’s. The film is about two young woman falling in love and their struggle with disclosing this fact to family and their community. As one Netflix reviewers wrote, “how do you choose between love for a place and love for a woman?” The film also addresses the importance of women holding power and how often society undervalues this power. The cinematography in this film is beautiful. The nude and love scenes are tasteful and erotic. I strongly recommend this film. 2/5/17 (available on Netflix)