husband Archie was speaking on the phone nearby.The Oscar-nominated film (with four nominations, but no wins, including BestActress and Best Adapted Screenplay) was called notorious, salacious, revolting,dirty, steamy, lewd, suggestive, morally repellent and provocative.
was noted as stating: "Just possibly the dirtiest American-made motion picture thathas ever been legally exhibited..." New York's Cardinal Spellman declared the film"evil in concept... certain to exert an immoral and corrupting influence on thosewho see it." The stark, controversial, black and white film was so viciouslydenounced by the Legion of Decency upon its release with a "C" (or condemned)rating that many theaters were forced to cancel their showings, but it still didmoderately well at the box office despite the uproar.
Baise Moi(2000, Fr.) (translated "Screw or F--k Me")
This daring and scandalous, unrated art-house import about heartless and irrationalfemale sexual rage by two hardened and randy females was the first collaboration between French film-maker Virginie Despentes and former porn actress CoralieTrinh Thi. The two main characters were lower class French 'bad girls' namedManu (Raffaela Anderson) and prostitute Nadine (Karine Bach/Karen Lancaume),who were portrayed by French adult film stars. After being pushed around bylosers and low-lifes in their seedy, marginal neighborhood, they decided to engagein a shooting spree and sexual romp across France.The French film was a very violent, sensationalist, bold, graphic and hard-core sex-filled version of
Natural Born Killers
Thelma & Louise
- a nihilistic and self-destructive road picture that ran into extreme protest and controversy. It was banned in France, its native country of release, for its porno-style, animalisticsexuality (fellatio included), explicit and brutal rape scene (of Manu) in a parkinglot, and randomly vengeful violence spree on both men and women.