The BBFC have rejected another film – a horror called The Bunny Game…
The film follows a female prostitute who hitches a lift with a truck driver. The truck driver kidnaps the woman, restrains and forcibly strips her, and proceeds to physically and sexually abuse and humiliate her. The abuse of the kidnapped woman takes up the greater part of the film.
The principal focus of The Bunny Game is the unremitting sexual and physical abuse of a helpless woman, as well as the sadistic and sexual pleasure the man derives from this.
The film is original inasmuch as its participants claim that the abuse inflicted on and by the characters was, in fact, inflicted on and by the actors. They’re brave, I’ll give them that, and method acting can add a lot to a performance, but I don’t get the point of seeing a w0men actually being tortured with a branding iron. (I’m often unsure of the point of watching women act as if they’re being tortured but perhaps I shouldn’t draw aesthetic judgements without seeing the film.)
I’m interested in the kinds of people who make extreme films, books and music. I’m also interested in how people can align the work and pleasure in their life. It’s interesting, then, to read that the the Director of this flick, according to IMDB, works as a camera operator on the most banal of documentaries. I mean, no offence to the guy – we all have to make a living – but, still, look at ‘em…
Return of the Thundering Herd: The Story That Inspired ‘We Are Marshall’
Inside Norad: Cold War Fortress
Out of the Inkwell: The Fleischer Story
Mel Blanc: The Man of a Thousand Voices
Mel Brooks and Dick Cavett Together Again
There’s something surreal about a guy filming a programme like I Yam What I Yam: The Story of Popeye the Sailor while mentally plotting his abductodrama horror film.