well there's no need to speculate any longer. i finally got a chance to see the film today. i will admit, overall i thought it was a bit "clunky;" certain things didn't work particularly well and therefor the payoffs didn't seem as warranted. to be quite honest, i think it would have been more effective if gunn just went full blown "troma" with this movie opposed to this "exploration" of sorts on this particular subject. i've heard the remarks about the tonal shifts, but the real issue i think is film's ambivalence towards gratuity and sincerity in general.HeartHer wrote:No but it's dead obvious what she's doing. It looks like she was really doing it, but just to keep it within reason it was through her tights.studnothin wrote:so just to reiterate, you actually see--as in everything visible within the shot--ellen page double clicking her mouse? i understand it's not exactly explicit, but female masturbation on screen can only be "simulated" insofar. hence my curiosity in just how far she went with it. man, i cannot wait to see this movie... alone.
anyway, the real pièce de résistance is ellen and every scene she's in, but with specific regard to that "intimate" scene i've been feverishly trying to assemble in my mind. well, consider my mind blown. that scene was straight up erotic. whoever claimed it was "icky" or awkward doesn't know what they're talking about. sure, that one line of dialogue was kind of funny, but for the most part, that was a highly thrilling, highly erotic sex scene. i even thought her performance in it was captivating. if you can forgive the premise, there was also a disquieting vulnerability to her wanting to be perceived as a sexual being. anyway, wow... just wow.