The Fireworks Woman

The Fireworks Woman

well i finally watched the wes craven porno. it's basically...a wes craven porno. there is a lot more beautiful, dreamy imagery than i expected but overall very dark and depressing...basically this woman is in love with her brother but he wants to be a priest so he abandons her and she has a series of violent and bizarre sexual encounters and then loses her mind and he has to come rescue her from an orgy. wes pops up a few times with a cigar and a top hat as some kind of omniscient ringmaster i guess, it reminded me a little bit of a mysterious man who would show up in a small town in a ray bradbury story. i wouldn't even call this porn honestly, it's more like a slasher with explicit sex scenes standing in for the murders, with the same level of discomfort and destruction - except for the scenes with the brother, which are lighter and romantic, and the only parts that actually seems intended to arouse anyone on purpose. plenty of interesting stuff to intellectualize and examine, violence and religion and everyone taking advantage of this poor woman trying to figure herself out, but i don't feel like thinking about the movie that much, 'cause it's kinda gross. in classic wes fashion, if you do happen to enjoy yourself at any point, he wants to make you feel like a real sicko about it. i miss him so much.