Subject matter looks like a but of titillation but it’s not and although there is a lot of nudity and ‘scenes of a sexual nature’ – although not sex itself – you very quickly realise that this is a kind of documentary and vehicle for the strength of women in societies edges rather than a display of gratuity.
It’s definitely historic in nature and also shows a lot about 19th century promiscuity that I’d never thought about but the pace is dreadfully slow and sometimes it’s a but art-housey for me. I don’t know many people who would even bother getting all the way through it.
I want a film to be interesting, occasionally educational, sometimes makes me think about stuff I wouldn’t have chosen to think about, fun, funny, actiony or dramatic but at all times it needs to have some reason not to walk away and for a lot of this one both myself and the missus were prone to forgetting it was on, even with nude girls on screen.
Big kudos to the director for an incredible job of showing female strength and not making it look like a bunch of models with no pants on but it still needs to be watchable and I thought a lot of it was just disjoint and empty. Shame as the actors were really very good.
DVD Extras: Making of, rehearsal sessions, interviews. Quite a lot of stuff but I felt it was all a bit poncey and not for me. Nice to see the process of rehearsal to final cut as well as how a room with apparently two people in it on screen is actually clogged to the gunnels with equipment and crew, however when the director was being interviewed I just kept tuning out.
Watchability (once, twice, etc.)
Watch if on TV?
Hug, Snog, Marry, Avoid?
Avoid. I can see why people of a certain type would disagree but for me, I didn’t need to see the film.