Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Below Her Mouth (2017)- NR

I wanted to give this five stars, but due to a lack of an ending and more plot development, I could not give it a full five stars. This however, does not detract from how great a movie it was.

I read other reviews pointing out that it has that realism which is why the plot it tried and true. The characters Dallas (Erika) and Jasmine (Natalie) have AMAZING chemistry!! You cannot turn away when they are on the screen and it does seem like they enjoyed each other and had a good time making the film. It shows and I think that only adds to their chemistry, seriousness, and humor.

The rating: I think that they chose an Unrated rating, because if they chose an NC-17 rating, it would hurt their viewership. By choosing an Unrated, it allows for a greater population to view the movie, and it does not have the scrutiny of what goes along with it. NC-17 ratings are often associated with either brutal violence, or extensive sex scenes, along with how much is shown for that extended period of time.

The United States has much to learn from this film, as they have yet to produce a worthy lesbian with a happy ending of a film. Sure they had Carol with Cate Blanchett, and Rooney Mara based on a Patricia Highsmith novel set in the 50's, and yes it did receive Oscar nominations, but they have yet to achieve what other foreign countries are capable of producing.

If you are in the mood for a good lesbian film where there is actual chemistry, and full frontal from the male in the film along with the women, this is for you. I am glad that the nudity does not exclude gender, as it is more often than not the female fully nude and the male not.  The film is available on Netflix. 3/1/18

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