With erotic thrillers, the likelihood of astonishment runs parallel to the assurance of knowing precisely what you’ll get: intrigue, infidelity, conspiracy, obsession, doubles, misdirection, insatiable corruption and corrupting insatiability.
To view Body of Evidence through the lens of Camp is to acknowledge the film’s aesthetic merits despite its emotional ineptitude.
American Gigolo helped create and define Richard Gere as an actor with uniquely chameleon sex appeal. But how?
In Crash, sex on-screen becomes just another means of emotional dislocation and of situating the viewer in the emptiness of the present.