Baise-MOI (Rape Me) by Virginie Despentes
Baise-MOI (Rape Me) Virginie Despentes ebook
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Shot and The rape scene is atrocious (as it probably should be) featuring a graphic shot of penetration and showing the difference in response of the two female characters that is both equally disturbing and saddening. Two women are beaten and raped, get to know each other and run off on a wild road trip looking for good sex, freedom from male dominance and a world where they're in charge of their own lives. The title translates roughly as 'Fuck Me'. Baise-moi is a work of pop art sold as an entry into the 'rape-revenge' subgenre. A more The correct title is closer and softer, in some respects, to 'Shag Me', and is possibly not commercial or understandable enough. In an interview, the American title, Rape Me, was disowned by the directors - 'baise-moi' does not translate as that. My previous post about Caligula, reminded me of yet another film that horrified me. Released two years prior, the film with two female co-directors depicts rape in the only way which can do the horror of actual rape any justice, realistically. Regular readers of my blog will have seen me post a story about the recent research that was conducted by Ipsos MORI on behalf of the BBFC, in relation to sexual violence in films - see this article here. It's an exclamation Baise-Moi soon settles into a road movie like a hard core Thelma and Louise with frequent explicit sex scenes and increasingly graphic and seemingly nonsensical violence. Not because of the violence or subject matter, my aversion is to the hardcore sex. Baise-Moi literally translates as F**k Me.
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