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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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 (three months 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 (three months 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 (three months ago) link

Beat even!

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

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

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

ivy so otm. this was so much fun

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

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

bae (sic), Thursday, 4 April 2024 07:57 (three months ago) link

up there with personal shopper for me

ivy., Thursday, 4 April 2024 13:48 (three months 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 (three months ago) link

looking forward to checking this out tbh

ian, Friday, 5 April 2024 15:12 (three months ago) link

four weeks pass...

This is great

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 3 May 2024 23:29 (two months ago) link

Ed Harris's character was much better than I expected

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 3 May 2024 23:35 (two months ago) link

I thought this was wonderful. The end was such a great pay off

a hoy hoy, Saturday, 4 May 2024 22:50 (two months ago) link

another great thing: shot of the trash full of cigarettes and egg yolks

willips brighton the quorners (geoffreyess), Sunday, 5 May 2024 13:22 (two months ago) link

four weeks pass...

Blu/4K release, includes commentary from Glass and Weronika Tofilkska and various other things.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 4 June 2024 16:26 (one month ago) link


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