It is a semi-autobiographical film about her life as an actress who is looked at as a sex object, so she goes through a busy phase of her life by travelling across Europe to rescue a friend from an abusive relationship and she also wins an award while in Milan, then she travels to Los Angeles to meet with greedy film producers and also falls in love with a rock and roll star, then finds out she is pregnant, then begins to use drugs to help her feel better. She also has some explicit simulated sex scenes including one with Italian adult film star Selen. Scarlet Diva was shot entirely on digital video.
Italian actress and celebrity daughter Asia Argento has a sizeable cult following thanks to her acting in numerous Italian features and in two works by her esteemed director-father Dario Argento (Trauma and most remarkably in The Stendhal Syndrome). Elevated to stardom and celebrity by her early twenties, Asia’s ambition apparently could not be satiated and she was soon a published author of short works and a filmmaker in her own regard, with acclaim for her documentary Abel/Asia about her working relationship with director Abel Ferrara, long considered one of America’s most provocative auteurs. According to Argento it was Ferrara who suggested she should direct her own work. With her first feature, shot mostly on digital video, Scarlet Diva, she made…
Asia Argento's tasteless but sexy Euro trash character study of a girl gone wild is a guilty pleasure. Ahead of its time. Curiously, Lena Dunham is getting a lot of praise for what Asia did over a decade ago. Go figure.
This movie tries hard to be biographical, sexy, and gritty and almost succeeds in places. Experimental camera work, means a lot of red so its a little harder to watch but you get used to it. the sex scenes were well shot and was not reduced to porn.