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Monkey's Mask [DVD]
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Private detective Jill Fitzpatrick (Susie Porter) has been hired to look for a missing poetry student named Mickey. Knowing little about poetry herself, Jill asks Mickey's tutor Diana (Kelly McGillis) for advice and the two women quickly become caught up in a passionate affair. But when Mickey's body turns up murdered, Jill must continue to search through the secrets of the young student's life, groping deeper and deeper into the dark and seamy underworld of poetry.
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Jill gets drawn further into the close-knit poetry community, becoming involved with Diana (Kelly McGillis), Mickey's professor. The film is a little obvious at times but the filming and dialogue makes up for this.
Includes graphic sex scenes between Jill and Diane.
Definately one of the better films with a lesbian theme on the market.
Jill is no intellectual and asks for help from Diana, a college professor of literature. She realises that, to help ascertain what made Mickey tick, she will have to delve into the poetry underworld peopled by randy professors and poets and even a man of God. Diana is bisexual and soon she and Jill are having an affair. Unfortunately, Mickey is found dead,strangled,and Jill is retained by her parents to find out who killed her. Jill proceeds on her own, getting no help from her policemen ex-colleagues one of whom hates her because of her sexuality. In fact,throughout the whole film, men did not emerge as being pleasant; on the other hand, neither did some of the intellectual women, one of whom tells Jill she was 'out of her depth'. Jill eventually did cope with this learned arrogance which displayed a misogynist attitude to women and potential poets who think that they are as unbalanced as Sylvia Plath.
By studying Mickey's poetry and talking to poets who have autographed her work,Jill begins to have an idea of the girl/woman. However, near the end, there was a narrative jump when Jill identifies the killer. Diana and her husband Rick are entirely unconcerned about Mickey's death - they lived in a moral sewer, they are completely unaware of real life especially if it trespasses on their intellectual pretensions.Read more ›
The film simply does not get going, for a suspense thriller you need well, suspense! The characters are just so dull you get the impression even the actresses are bored and are just praying for the director to say "Cut" so then can go home. The film just drifts along at a walking pace and no sorry, just because the main characters are lesbian is not going to convince me the film is any good.
A poor film that if you can sit through to the end you will be probably kicking yourself you just wasted and hour and a bit of your life when you could have been watching paint dry.
I thought the movie was cleverly put together, one of those films you think about days afterwards....deep but not depressing. Susie Porter played a soft boyish type....a romatic at heart. Some good sex scenes without going over the top....well worth a watch! Poetic justice.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Mcgillis and Porter give committed, vulnerable performances - emotionally and visually naked.But there just isn't a screed of acoherent plotPublished on 2 July 2013 by Jim O'Farrell
Street-smart private investigator Jill Fitzpatrick (Susie Porter) is investigating the disappearance of Mickey, a young female student. Read morePublished on 18 Oct. 2012 by CA
i didn't have high expectation on this movie when i purchased it. but after watched it, i think it got a good storyline. Read morePublished on 19 Nov. 2009 by C. WANG
Could watch it once but not again for a while,they are a sexy pairing so not bad for a steamy thriller.Published on 16 Nov. 2008 by Amazon Customer