This weekend I rented the award-winning movie Black Swan. After all the awards, and reviews, and acclaims of this movie, I was quite disappointed. You have Nina, a ballerina that is focused on being the best, being perfect. You have a whacked out mom who is focused on making her daughter perfect and staying sweet and wonderful. You have an over bearing director that gives off the dirty old man vibe. You have an older ballerina that is retiring for some strange reason and is not happy about it at all. Then you have the new girl, that is a little too nice and a little too good and Nina believes is after her part as the Swan Queen. All of that was great, sets up a great story, sets up a great plot…then you add in the oral sex, and the back alley sex, and the self-love and you get one icked out Courtney. You can make a creepy psycho movie without all the gross in your face sexual content. If I wanted to rent porn, I would have gone out to rent porn not a mental thriller. The movie would have been so much better without all that crap in it. The idea and the story were really good. Why?
I watched the movie 127 hours. It didn’t win anything really when it comes to awards or whatnot and that movie was FANTASTIC! It was thrilling, exciting, scary, sad, funny and wonderful and you know what? I can’t think of one moment of real sexual content. I’m not saying there wasn’t any, but if there was, it had to have been so tame as to not even register. Would a big naked butt have made the movie better? Nope. It would have just been a nice show for all the ladies to see James Franco’s hiney. Yes, a nice moment, but unneeded in the movie for its purpose.
So my thoughts on Black Swan. Sucked! My teenager that really wanted to see it, wasn’t able to, as heck no! Ick ick ick!
What’s the point of all the explicit sex in movies? I don’t get it? Really, I don’t.