A woman takes revenge on the man who invades her home and tries to rape her.
I remember thinking about Farrah Fawcett in Extremities when a year ago, I came home to discover that my house had been broken into, ransacked and robbed. I was frightened and upset. Someone had busted through the front door, stolen items dear to me, and left out the back. I felt shaken to the core because my personal space had been invaded and my personal belongings rifled through and strewn about.
Although the kind of home invasion and attack Fawcett experiences in the film is an entirely different one than I faced, I found myself thinking about the unlikely twist the film takes when the tables are turned on the invader and he becomes the victim.
I remember how terrifying…
William Mastrosimone’s play Extremities was originally a controversial Broadway hit, attracting to its central role actresses of the caliber of Susan Sarandon, Karen Allen and finally Farrah Fawcett. It was Fawcett who would ultimately inherit the lead role when the playwright eventually adapted his hit work for the cinema screen. Although Fawcett was still remembered mainly for her fame as a sex symbol and pin-up girl thanks to her part in the hit 1970s television series Charlie’s Angels, the actress had effectively re-invented herself playing a battered woman in an acclaimed tele-movie The Burning Bed, a role that saw her garner some positive reviews. She seemed to have a distinct interest in this character type (and / or the positivism…
Farrah Fawcett turns the tables on her stalker, James Russo. Has a slightly dated, made for tv feel to it but still manages to crank up some tension.