22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
Shocking and even titillating,
By A Customer
This review is from: Baise-Moi [VHS]  (VHS Tape)
The box doesn't actually let you in for what's inside. Nowhere does it sayon my copy that the film contains extremely graphic sex or violence, so bewarned, it contains both of those in very large quantities. The violenceis actually not that shocking since it is done quite 'cheaply' and is nottoo convincing [my copy doesn't include the gun up the bum scene] but thesex is an eye opener because you can see that it's real. There wereobviously ejaculations in the original movie because my copy just showsthe aftermath but the message of the movie was essentially that the womenare in control, which is why they choose to have loving sex with some guysand to kick the heads in of others. One of the characters is intomasturbation, she likes watching porn movies and in one scene she doesn'thave sex with a guy but gets off by watching him get off. This is indeedrole/gender reversal and the comment is made by one woman to the pornmovie watcher 'It would be okay if you were a guy'. Point taken. I don'tthink this film is crap at all, I think it's very daring and I do find thesex bits quite titillating if I'm honest. And it can't be compared to pornbecause the sex is included in a 'real' movie so it absolutely surprisesyou, whereas in a porn movie there either isn't a plot or you can spitthrough it. Either way, you're waiting for the next sex scene and in thisfilm there isn't any graphic lingering over the actual penetration likethere is in porn movies. In fact, the most lingering we see is in the oralsex scenes which these women who humiliate and kill for fun are stillhappy to perform, proving that it is the women who are in control at suchmoments, not the men. Yes, the quality isn't brilliant but that all addsto the film's character. I think if I had just turned 18 and discoveredthis, it could easily have become one of my favourite cult movies of alltime. But since I'm in my 40s, I'll just say that it was definitely worthwatching the four times I've seen it and I will watch it again.