Thursday, April 14, 2011

Late Night Trailers: Sleeping Beauty

You may have noticed that the Cannes lineup includes a film called Sleeping Beauty.  If you groaned and went, another one?  Let me clear up one thing for you right now: this is not exactly a fairy tale retelling, though director Julia Leigh calls it an "erotic fairy tale."  From appearances, Sleeping Beauty takes after the sinister, Italo Calvino side of things, and appears to have less in common with the recent Red Riding Hood and quite a bit more in common with, say, The Piano Teacher, Eyes Wide Shut, or, I don't know, Salo?  Sucker Punch's Emily Browning gets down to business playing a student dabbling in prostitution whose specialty is the "sleeping beauty chamber."  What is a sleeping beauty chamber?  Well, I'm so glad you asked.  Today's lesson (please imagine in the voice of Stefon):  a sleeping beauty chamber is that thing where a hooker is drugged and old men do what they want with her and she doesn't remember it when she wakes up.  AKA: Emily Browning is so far away from being that Lemony Snicket kid.  I will go into this hoping to be disturbed in that special way that happens when lady directors tackle creepy lady issues that dudes shouldn't dare going near (a la Fat Girl or Water Lilies).   

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