Scavenger Hunt #45 - 2/30
Task 3: A film mentioned in the novel The Miseducation of Cameron Post
I don’t know what I expected but this was terrible.
For one thing, it’s incredibly unsexy for an erotic drama - partly because of the time period (making a point of liking how someone’s body moves when they’re wearing incredibly baggy ugly 80s clothes is a bit redundant) and also because it’s a really toxic relationship, with shoddy BDSM elements.
For another thing, Kim Basinger’s eyebrows are hardly visible and it’s very disconcerting. It just makes her all forehead.
So much of the central relationship seemed glazed over and underdeveloped, which just made the (many) uncomfortable moments all the more jarring. Maybe that’s the point... but I didn’t like it.
The only film about BDSM worth watching is Secretary, honestly. I decree it law.