Saturday, January 28, 2012

Julia Leigh's Sleeping Beauty

My roommate just shared this with me. It's not the first modern Sleeping Beauty to interpret the sleep as sexual-in fact, going back in the tale's history, Basile's 1636 Sleeping Beauty figure Talia was raped in her sleep. I also remember liking Francesca Lia Block's short story in The Rose and The Beast. This film looks like it could be very interesting but often there's a fine line between a thoughtful, frank look into the horrors of sexual exploitation, and just pure sensual gratification. Or at least, people tend to see something dark and twisted and sexual and assume it must be deep (like the film Black Swan...)

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