Belle de Jour (France 1967)

largeMaybe all girls dream of being a prostitute. That’s a surreal thought! Moving on… the first glimpse of our main character, Séverine, occurs during a masochistic nightmare (or maybe its a welcome dream) where her husband betrays her on a coach ride through the woods. She awakens in bed, where we discover she has had dreams like this before. [Read more…]

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THE BLOODY CHAMBER: And Other Stories (Angela Carter)

img072smA reworking of traditional fairy tales. Carter reveals the secret places of a woman’s psyche, the horror mixed with pleasure, the voices in the dark, and presents us with nonconformist heroines who take their destiny in to their own hands. [Read more…]

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