A mute woman gets raped twice coming home from work and decides to take matters into her own hands. She dresses suggestively and roams the streets alone, reaking vengeance upon anyone who tries to take advantage of her.
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I really think its a wonderful commentary on rape culture and how women crack from simply not being left alone. To me this feels like a feminist Taxi Driver.
The only problem was the party scene when they had a saxophone audio while the band member was playing a trumpet.
Ms. Lund does with a simple gaze what many decent actresses attempt in many takes and lesser results, which is to evoke fear, desperation and absolute hatred for those who have taken their will on her. What comes next is served up with softspoken flair and genuine formal rigor. This is Abel Ferrara flattering and raising the bar for the explotation genre. Ultimately, a moral work.
The jazz. Zoe Lund's face. Her neighbor's hats. How that one girl she works with looks like Juliet Berto from certain angles but has the same jawline and accent as Ferrara. The fact that the dog gets second billing in the end credits.
A diabolical as fuck flick! The lead performance is inspired, the cinematography is well conceived, the soundtrack pulses, and its sleazy sense of humor almost brings me to tears. Bravo, Mr.Ferrara, Brav-fucking-o!
Woman as commodity = Woman as avenger. Pleasure becomes pain, sex becomes violence and virtue becomes vice. Desire = death.
Male/Female connections have reached a standstill. Sex is only equatable through death.
The final Halloween party sequence is pure, hallocenogic, unconcious Ferrara, in a film which I'd classify as sober Ferrara. Probably a solo Nick St. John script, rather than a collaboration.
She's got a gun/
Just make her day/
Don't fuck with her/
She'll blow you away/
She walks the streets at night/
And they think she is a whore/
She's gotta deal with you/
She's gonna even out the score - ms. 45 ... ms .45