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)

Friday, January 13, 2017

Carol 2015 R

There are different types of erotic images and content, sometimes called porn. As one example, there are beautifully filmed erotic art that captures details of the human body and human sexuality. These images for some provoke sexual arousal, but for others provoke admiration but not sexual pleasure. A friend of mine describes a different type of erotic image that she enjoys. She says, “I do see beauty in erotic art as it details the body. However, what arouses me is not a work of art, but rather a freeing of the difference in elevator music vs a symphony hall.  I am aroused by seeing the expression of enjoyment and passion in a relationship. I enjoy watching erotic images where people are involved and pleased with one another.”

Carol is the story of two woman in the 1950’s that form a passionate and involved love relationship. Their love relationship is a beautiful example of emotions and pleasure once restricted but now freed. Both ladies are presented as mysterious and reserved, where the intensity of their emotions are kept hidden. It is through this relationship that these emotions are freed. Carol is an example of a film that presents the freeing of emotions of these two woman which makes their sexual relation very erotic.

The film has an explicit love scene between the two woman played by Cate Blanchett & Rooney Mara. I found the scene erotic and beautifully filmed. Cate Blanchett received a Best Actress nomination for her performance in the film. The sets and costumes are outstanding and reason alone to see this film. This is a very good film and I recommend it. 1/8/17