thread of gooily psychedelic lesbian bodybuilding crime dramedy LOVE LIES BLEEDING (2024), starring kristen stewart & katy o’brian, directed by rose glass

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just got out of this and a film could not be more me if you dipped a brush in my mind and painted a canvas with it. a movie about relationships, how the terrible, ingrown ones keep you staked in place and how really falling in love with someone can seem to finally clear a path out for you, even if that path is littered with the dead bodies of everyone you used to know. also a movie about how getting involved with someone new just totally ensnares you in their shit!!!! a movie about injecting your body with so many growth hormones that you feel yourself exploding out of your self. a movie where people sweat and suck toes and eat bugs and throw up goo. five fucking stars go see it!!!

ivy., Thursday, 14 March 2024 03:06 (one month ago) link

gooily

The SoyBoy West Coast (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 14 March 2024 03:07 (one month ago) link

also it was super fucking hot!!!!

ivy., Thursday, 14 March 2024 03:14 (one month ago) link

my friend mélanie is really into this film, she says it's a great film to take a gal pal or a roomie to

i'll have to ask around to see if any of my gal pals are interested

oh god "any of my gal pals" that makes it sound like i get around way more than i do

i know shrimping wasn't literally invented by quentin tarantino but whenever i see mention of it happening in a film i can't help but think of it

i'm not personally into shrimping, but it still makes me mad about stupid cishet guys colonizing shrimping

Kate (rushomancy), Thursday, 14 March 2024 04:45 (one month ago) link

i saw this again the other night and wrote something about or maybe more inspired by it

https://letterboxd.com/unbornwhiskey/film/love-lies-bleeding-2024/2/

it was just as good/horny as it was the first time. best fingering scene in non-pornographic cinema??? i haven't seen better

ivy., Friday, 22 March 2024 15:17 (one month ago) link

Yeah it's pretty great. Also amazing music choices. Nothing anachronistic, setting is 1989, everything was released before then -- a Goodfellas variant but even more crazily recontextualized thanks to the diagetic drops. Hearing Gina X Performance's "Nice Mover" in a bar scene was a trip but I about lost my shit when a bodybuilding routine begins and thought to myself "Is that COLOURBOX?" (It was indeed Colourbox.)

Ned Raggett, Friday, 22 March 2024 15:21 (one month ago) link

“mutant man,” nona hendryx, gina x performance, colourbox, martin rev…. soundtrack is def so deliberately put together that it is its own character in the film

ivy., Friday, 22 March 2024 15:25 (one month ago) link

Imagine my shock at hearing "Transformatino" but not, say, "With Every Beta of My Heart."

poppers fueled buttsex crescendo (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 22 March 2024 15:30 (one month ago) link

Beat even!

poppers fueled buttsex crescendo (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 22 March 2024 15:30 (one month ago) link

Anyway, the pacing gets pokey in the last third, and I preferred Drive-Away Dolls, but, wow, two lewd lesbian comedies out in the same month!

poppers fueled buttsex crescendo (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 22 March 2024 15:32 (one month ago) link

Truly a moment. Plus this and Lisa Frankenstein made it a mini-1989 boom too!

Ned Raggett, Friday, 22 March 2024 15:48 (one month ago) link

Also even though it was just in the trailer using "Smalltown Boy" in that was amazing too.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 22 March 2024 15:49 (one month ago) link

and, boy, does O'Brian look like Rachel Ticotin!

poppers fueled buttsex crescendo (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 22 March 2024 16:02 (one month ago) link

ivy so otm. this was so much fun

brony james (k3vin k.), Tuesday, 2 April 2024 15:55 (two weeks ago) link

i didn't like this at all but don't want to hate on it, because i'm generally in favour of this kind of trashy messy fun and lots of the things i didn't like are perhaps idiosyncratic to me; i just can't get into kristen stewart's acting (had the same problem with the last cronenberg) also the neon pink and blue underlit grainy matte color grading/cinematography has reached a level of saturation where it gets a knee jerk neg reaction. the (awesome) poster had me thinking it would be an erotic thriller so i was surprised it was more of a early tarantino-style hyperviolent "everyone fucks up" plot with romantic leads versus the creepier/perverted psychological verhoeven style

flopson, Wednesday, 3 April 2024 16:14 (two weeks ago) link

stewart is once again acting with her fingers but its to phenomenal effect here, felt every twitch of her brain in trying to give up smoking as her whole world collapsed

ivy., Wednesday, 3 April 2024 16:45 (two weeks ago) link

this is the best perf I’ve seen Stewart give by a long stretch

bae (sic), Thursday, 4 April 2024 07:57 (two weeks ago) link

up there with personal shopper for me

ivy., Thursday, 4 April 2024 13:48 (two weeks ago) link

Spencer aside, I've enjoyed Stewart in just about every picture she's been in. She has a talent for looking simultaneously spooked and alert and sad in character.

poppers fueled buttsex crescendo (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 4 April 2024 13:52 (two weeks ago) link

looking forward to checking this out tbh

ian, Friday, 5 April 2024 15:12 (two weeks ago) link


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