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Good Luck To You, Leo Grande Review | Movie

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Retired teacher and widow Nancy Stokes (Thompson) hires handsome sex worker Leo Grande (McCormack) to help her achieve the sexual fulfilment long missing from her marriage. Over several meetings, Leo aids Nancy in working through her anxieties to find satisfaction while also trying to keep up conjugal appearances.

There is no shortage of sexual awakening stories centred on young ladies’ experience of the big O for the first time. Unfortunately, far too many women go through life without climaxing at all — and this is where comedian and screenwriter Katy Brand has stepped in to fill that orgasm gap. With Sophie Hyde on directing duties, this is an endearing, bubbly and heartening two-hander about female pleasure from a mature woman’s perspective. Together with Emma Thompson and Daryl McCormack, Brand and Hyde have captured that particularly dry style of humour and matter-of-factness so typical of the British romcom, with a sex-positive flair.

Thompson gives us everything. An award-winning screenwriter herself, it’s abundantly clear the actor has invested both personally and creatively in her repressed ex-schoolteacher. Nancy is a flood of contradictions: vulnerable and assertive, liberally minded but sexually conservative, straight-talking yet easily embarrassed by phrases like “anal sex”. She might be the older woman, but early on Thompson plays her almost like a 16-year-old about to pop her cherry, wide-eyed insecurity and nervous energy vibrating off her body. Like Aubrey Plaza’s feminist teen lead in The To Do List, she has a catalogue of carnal pleasures to experience for the first time, and Leo is the man to do just that.

Brand’s script takes great care to dissect the ambiguities around sex and sex work without shame.

A calming foil to his tightly wound client, McCormack serves as a charismatic receptacle to Thompson’s anxious stream-of-consciousness, as well as a mirror to her more generational, mother-knows-best prejudices. Even as you empathise with the chaotic way Nancy unpacks her fears and sexual desires, the patient mask Leo wears rarely slips; it’s only her questions about his life, aspirations and reasons for being in his profession that cause his poise to falter. The underlying tension doesn’t quite rip but ripples as McCormark’s placid demeanour shifts, forcing a deeper interrogation for them both.

A Norwich hotel room sets the stage for this tête-à-tête; its beige decor of muted colours doesn’t pull focus and dulls any erotic charge. 
It’s not without its sensuality — at moments, the camera luxuriates in both their bodies — but naturalistic lighting grounds the encounter in the awkward, transactional reality. Navigating the power dynamic between client and sex worker, older white woman and young biracial man, Brand might have probed a bit deeper instead of tying up things so neatly. But in avoiding racial clichés and exploitative moments, her script takes great care to dissect the ambiguities around sex and sex work without shame, a lot of compassion and welcome comic relief. With bold direction, this is a healthy, relatable romp every man and woman should make time for.

Deftly handled direction from Sophie Hyde and a thoroughly impressive dual performance from Emma Thompson 
and Daryl McCormack enlivens an electric script, tackling taboo sexual subjects with wit, flair and welcome realism.

https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/good-luck-to-you-leo-grande/

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‘The Bob’s Burgers Movie’ Needed More Music

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The Bob’s Burgers Movie is delightful. It feels just like a supersize Bob’s Burgers episode, and the core cast is in top form, despite having to record at least partially from home during the pandemic. Beloved side characters pop up, like police sergeant Bosco (Gary Cole) and gold-digger diva Fanny (Jordan Peele), but show creator Loren Bouchard, who co-wrote and co-directed the film, wisely steers clear of overstuffing the narrative with too many guest stars. The movie expands on inside jokes and show staples, from Tina’s erotic friend fiction to Louise’s attachment to her bunny ears. But there is one glaring issue that has bugged me since I left the theater: Why wasn’t there more music?

Bob’s Burgers fans might have assumed that the animated sitcom’s first movie would naturally take the form of a musical. Original music is essential to Bob’s Burgers, so much so that the show has released two albums and three holiday EPs over its 12-year run. Every episode has at least one new song, and some of the show’s best episodes are full musicals (“Work Hard or Die Trying, Girl,” “Flu-ouise,” “The Bleakening Pts. 1 and 2”). With the expanded budget and time frame of a movie production, it would have felt natural for Bouchard and longtime Bob’s Burgers collaborators Nora Smith and Bernard Derriman to go all out with a musical extravaganza. Neglecting to do so would be like Bob neglecting to come up with a burger-of-the-day pun.

It’s not that The Bob’s Burgers Movie is songless. There are three musical numbers (four if you count a very short performance by Gene’s band, the Itty Bitty Ditty Committee) evenly spaced across its 102-minute run-time. But that almost feels more egregious than no songs at all. After the first song, a bouncy jam about the Belchers’ plans for a “sunny-side-up summer,” I thought: Hell, yeah, this is a musical! But the next song didn’t come until nearly halfway through the movie, when the Belcher kids seek out the carnies who work at Wonder Wharf, the seaside theme park, who sing and dance about “lucky ducks.” By the time Gene’s long-awaited concert arrived, I was as unsatisfied as I am after eating a fast-food burger.

The songs of Bob’s Burgers set the tone of the world, underscore emotional moments, and, of course, provide fertile ground for jokes. Music is how Gene and Linda bond (in several episodes, but most notably in “Sleeping With the Frenemy), how Louise explores her frustration (see “Flu-ouise”), and how Bob achieves a state of desperate euphoria (“Something Old, Something New, Something Bob Caters for You”). The heightened feeling of a musical number opens up the characters’ inner worlds, and there are several opportunities for that in The Bob’s Burgers Movie: Maybe a sweet duet between Tina and Fantasy Jimmy Junior that articulates her “summer boyfriend” fears, or an angry march for Louise in which she hammers home that she’s not a baby. Perhaps a silly song from Teddy when he introduces his homemade food cart.

I mean, three songs?? There are more songs in most musical episodes of Bob’s Burgers! I have to imagine that a full musical was planned but had to be scrapped due to pandemic restrictions. When asked about the film’s musical numbers, Bouchard told IndieWire, “We wanted to do it bigger and make as much of a spectacle as we could manage, to make it fill the speakers and fill the room.” While that’s true of each individual number on its own — the animation team went all out on the dancing sequences, filling the big screen with colorful bodies moving in rhythm — they’re too spread out for the movie to feel like a musical “spectacle.” It’s a real bummer, but I can think of a way for Bouchard and the entire Bob’s Burgers team to make it up to us: Stage and film a full production of “Work Hard or Die Trying, Girl,” to be released in theaters summer 2023. It’s what we deserve.

https://www.vulture.com/2022/06/the-bobs-burgers-movie-needed-more-music.html

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2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards Winners: See The Full List

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It’s time. The 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards are here, and it’s time to celebrate all your faves. And this year, the crop of nominees is particularly fave-centric — from big-time standbys like Euphoria, Tom Holland and Spider-Man: No Way Home as well as Ted Lasso to darlings like Hacks breakout star Meg Stalter and beyond.

But as we know, there can only be one winner per category. Find them all below, and stay tuned all night as the Movie & TV Awards hit the Barker Hangar in Los Angeles at 8 p.m ET/PT, followed immediately by the Movie & TV Awards: UNSCRIPTED.

BEST MOVIE

Dune

Scream

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

WINNER: Spider-Man: No Way Home

The Adam Project

The Batman

BEST SHOW

WINNER: Euphoria

Inventing Anna

Loki

Squid Game

Ted Lasso

Yellowstone

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A MOVIE

Lady Gaga: House of Gucci

Robert Pattinson: The Batman

Sandra Bullock: The Lost City

Timothée Chalamet: Dune

WINNER: Tom Holland: Spider-Man: No Way Home

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A SHOW

Amanda Seyfried: The Dropout

Kelly Reilly: Yellowstone

Lily James: Pam & Tommy

Sydney Sweeney: Euphoria

WINNER: Zendaya: Euphoria

BEST HERO

Daniel Craig: No Time to Die

Oscar Isaac: Moon Knight

WINNER: Scarlett Johansson: Black Widow

Simu Liu: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Tom Holland: Spider-Man: No Way Home

BEST VILLAIN

Colin Farrell: The Batman

WINNER: Daniel Radcliffe: The Lost City

James Jude Courtney: Halloween Kills

Victoria Pedretti: You

Willem Dafoe: Spider-Man: No Way Home

BEST KISS

Hunter Schafer & Dominic Fike: Euphoria

Lily Collins & Lucien Laviscount: Emily in Paris

WINNER: Poopies & the snake: Jackass Forever

Robert Pattinson & Zoë Kravitz: The Batman

Tom Holland & Zendaya: Spider-Man: No Way Home

BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE

Brett Goldstein: Ted Lasso

John Cena: Peacemaker

Johnny Knoxville: Jackass Forever

Megan Stalter: Hacks

WINNER: Ryan Reynolds: Free Guy

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE

WINNER: Sophia Di Martino: Loki

Alana Haim: Licorice Pizza

Ariana DeBose: West Side Story

Hannah Einbinder: Hacks

Jung Ho-yeon: Squid Game

BEST FIGHT

Black Widow vs. Widows: Black Widow

WINNER: Cassie vs. Maddy: Euphoria

Guy vs. Dude: Free Guy

Shang-Chi bus fight: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Spider-Men end battle: Spider-Man: No Way Home

MOST FRIGHTENED PERFORMANCE

WINNER: Jenna Ortega: Scream

Kyle Richards: Halloween Kills

Mia Goth: X

Millicent Simmonds: A Quiet Place Part II

Sadie Sink: Fear Street: Part Two 1978

BEST TEAM

WINNER: Loki: Tom Hiddleston, Sophia Di Martino, Owen Wilson

Only Murders in the Building: Selena Gomez, Steve Martin, Martin Short

Spider-Man: No Way Home: Tom Holland, Andrew Garfield, Tobey Maguire

The Adam Project: Ryan Reynolds, Walker Scobell

The Lost City: Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum, Brad Pitt

HERE FOR THE HOOKUP

WINNER: Euphoria

Never Have I Ever

Pam & Tommy

Sex/Life

Sex Lives of College Girls

BEST SONG

“Here I Am (Singing My Way Home),” Jennifer Hudson / Respect

“Just Look Up,” Ariana Grande & Kid Cudi / Don’t Look Up

“Little Star,” Dominic Fike / Euphoria

WINNER: “On My Way (Marry Me),” Jennifer Lopez / Marry Me

“We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” Encanto cast / Encanto

BEST MUSIC DOCUMENTARY

WINNER: Olivia Rodrigo: driving home 2 u (a SOUR film)

JANET JACKSON.

jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy

Oasis Knebworth 1996

The Beatles: Get Back

The 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards are airing live from the Barker Hangar in L.A. right now on MTV, with the Movie & TV Awards: UNSCRIPTED to follow.

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8 essential ‘Bob’s Burgers’ episodes to watch before you see ‘The Bob’s Burgers Movie’

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After hundreds of episodes, countless burgers of the day, and an unending amount of Belcher hijinks, Bob’s Burgers is finally making the leap to the big screen with The Bob’s Burgers Movie.

You don’t need to watch the show to enjoy the movie: It can stand on its own. However, if you want to start watching this charming animated series and don’t know where to start, or if you’re a fan who wants a refresher on the show’s key characters, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together a guide of eight essential Bob’s Burgers episodes to stream before seeing The Bob’s Burgers Movies — plus a few extra goodies if you’ve got the time.

Two of the suggested episodes are general all-timers, while the other six are specifically tailored to each of the show’s main characters: Bob (voiced by H. Jon Benjamin), Linda (voiced by John Roberts), Tina (voiced by Dan Mintz), Gene (voiced by Eugene Mirman), Louise (voiced by Kristen Schaal), and Teddy (voiced by Larry Murphy). Bob’s Burgers has so many amazing episodes that it’s impossible to fit them all on this list — apologies to “The Equestranauts” and “The Hauntening” — but all the episodes below are absolute gems that will prepare you for the movie. So grab a burger, put on your pink bunny ears, and get ready to party with the Belchers.

Here are eight essential episodes of Bob’s Burgers to check out before you see The Bob’s Burgers Movie.

SEE ALSO:

The sinkhole foreshadowing in ‘Bob’s Burgers’ is a treat for observant fans

Two all-around essential episodes: “Wharf Horse” and “World Wharf II: The Wharfening” (Season 4, episodes 21 and 22)

Oh, nice things are nice.
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Why it’s great: The two-part finale of Bob’s Burgers Season 4 is a must-watch, both because of its overall excellence and because it will set you up for the spinoff film. Much of The Bob’s Burgers Movie revolves around the nearby theme park, Wonder Wharf. These two episodes focus on the wharf and what it means to the town. Landlord Calvin Fischoeder’s (voiced by Kevin Kline) brother Felix (voiced by Zach Galifianakis) tries to persuade him to sell the wharf so he can put up condos.

Bob, tempted by the promise of a burger restaurant on the beach, decides to help Felix out. The plan goes off the rails and brings the Belchers into mortal danger, resulting in a thrilling conclusion with deliciously high stakes. On top of all that, these episodes give us a double-whammy of killer songs with “Nice Things are Nice” and “Bad Things are Bad.” If you only have time to watch one or two Bob’s Burgers before running to theaters, make it these.

If you want another excellent Bob’s Burgers two-parter: Watch Season 8, episodes 6 and 7, “The Bleakening.” This top-notch Christmas special has everything: musical numbers, a Christmas mystery, Game of Thrones-inspired fantasy sequences, and Adam Driver singing about nude modeling (yes, really). It’s mandatory holiday viewing.

An essential Bob episode: “Glued, Where’s My Bob?” (Season 6, episode 19)

Three children, a woman, and two men stand in a group in a dark bathroom.

Don’t look now, but Bob’s in a sticky situation.
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Why it’s great: Bob’s Burgers‘s 100th episode is also one of its best. When Bob has a chance to be interviewed for Coasters magazine, a Louise prank gone wrong winds up with him glued to the restaurant’s toilet seat. It’s a scramble to get him unstuck in time for the interview — without diners, friends, and foe Jimmy Pesto finding out. This episode perfectly highlights Bob’s hopes and dreams for the restaurant, as well as his loving (but occasionally exasperated) relationship with his family. As if that weren’t enough, “Glued, Where’s My Bob?” delivers a show-stopping musical number with “Bad Stuff Happens in the Bathroom.” It’s an absolute banger.

If you want more Bob: Watch Season 4, episode 5, “Turkey in A Can.” Thanksgiving episodes are always prime Bob episodes, but this one, which is like a Thanksgiving special crossed with a murder mystery, takes the cake — er — takes the turkey?

SEE ALSO:

Every very merry ‘Bob’s Burgers’ Christmas episode, ranked

An essential Linda episode: “Eat, Spray, Linda” (Season 5, episode 18)

A woman with cracked glasses and gum in her hair stands on the side of a road in the country, holding out her thumb.

Is this Linda’s worst birthday ever?
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Why it’s great: A trip to the grocery store on Linda’s birthday sends her on a disastrous odyssey where everything that can go wrong — skunks! gum! torn pants! — goes wrong. Meanwhile, the rest of the Belchers run around town to her favorite spots to try to find her. Every second of this episode reminds us of why we love Linda, be it her relentlessly positive approach to life, her love for her family, or her infectious catchphrases. Alright!

If you want more Linda: Watch Season 1, episode 5, “Hamburger Dinner Theater.” This is a great showcase of Linda’s optimism, theatricality, and all-around star power. Let her sing everything!

An essential Tina episode: “Bad Tina” (Season 2, episode 8)

A girl in a green dress and pink bunny ears, a girl in glasses and a blue shirt, and a boy in a yellow shirt stand on steps outside their school. The girl in glasses is groaning.

Insert Tina groans here.
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Why it’s great: “Bad Tina” is a quintessential Tina episode, featuring middle school angst, butts, and, of course, zombie fantasies. Tina tries to get closer to her crush Jimmy Jr. (voiced by H. Jon Benjamin) by hanging out with the school’s cool new girl Tammy (voiced by Jenny Slate), who proves to be a not-so-great influence. As Tina tries to be someone she’s not, her family reminds her that she’s great just the way she is: A hormonal teenager with a penchant for boys, butts, and erotic friend fiction.

If you want more Tina: Watch Season 6, episode 17, “The Horse Rider-er.” Tina gets to go to horse-riding camp. However, she quickly realizes that her time there pales in comparison to her time with her fantasy horse, Jericho (voiced by Paul Rudd).

An essential Gene episode: “The Itty Bitty Ditty Committee” (Season 5, episode 17)

A girl in a green dress and pink bunny ears, a boy in a burger costume, and a girl in glasses and blue play music outside a restaurant window.

“I want some burgers and fries, I want some burgers and fries!”
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Why it’s great: If there’s one thing Gene Belcher loves above all else, it’s music. He’s constantly fiddling around with tunes on his keyboard, and in “The Itty Bitty Ditty Committee,” he decides to start a band. Like with most great bands, there’s conflict between the members, leading Gene to threaten to quit music entirely. The episode’s resolution is adorably sweet, and Gene’s enduring passion for music remains a cornerstone of Bob’s Burgers — both the show and the movie.

If you want more Gene: Watch Season 5, episode 1, “Work Hard or Die Trying, Girl.” It’s Gene’s “Die Hard” musical vs. his frenemy Courtney’s (voiced by David Wain) “Working Girl” musical. Which one comes out on top in this classic Bob’s Burgers extravaganza?

An essential Louise episode: “Ear-sy Rider” (Season 3, episode 1)

A girl in a grey hoodie laughs next to a boy holding a skateboard who looks scared. Bikers in leather jackets circle them.

REVENGE!
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Why it’s great: When I say “Louise Belcher,” what do you think of? Chances are, it’s her iconic pink bunny ears. But what happens when she loses this all-important part of her identity? The pure chaos of “Ear-sy Rider.” Louise’s nemesis Logan (voiced by Kurt Braunohler) steals her bunny ears, leading her down a vengeful path that involves enlisting local biker gang the One Eyed Snakes. This is Louise at her most wrathful, and it’s an absolute delight to watch her scheming play out. Hell hath no fury like a Louise without her ears.

If you want more Louise: Watch Season 7, episode 1, “Flu-ouise.” When Louise comes down with the flu, she dreams that she and her beloved Kuchi Kopi nightlight go on a quest. It’s a literal fever dream of an episode, complete with musical numbers and a heartwarming family conclusion.

SEE ALSO:

Every single spooky-yet-sweet ‘Bob’s Burgers’ Halloween episode, ranked

An essential Teddy episode: “Uncle Teddy” (Season 4, episode 14)

A man on the phone looks under a bed.

Teddy gets more than he bargained for when he babysits the Belcher kids.
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Why it’s great: Handyman Teddy has a penchant for inserting himself into the Belchers’ lives, even when they don’t necessarily want him there. In “Uncle Teddy,” he gets the chance to prove himself as the Belcher kids’ guardian while Bob and Linda are out of town. He bonds with Gene and Louise over a gross clog in their sink. But he has a harder time with Tina, who keeps trying to sneak out to meet a cute boy. It’s a treat to watch Teddy interact with the kids, so much so that he babysits them again later in Season 7, episode 17, “Zero Larp Thirty.”

If you want more Teddy: Watch Season 5, episode 3, “Friends with Burger-fits.” Bob worries that all the burgers he feeds Teddy will kill him, so the two enroll in a stuntman boot camp to get him fit. This is a great episode to watch to better understand Bob and Teddy’s relationship through its highs and lows.

Not essential, but excellent eps (for comedy and context)

Three kids in a rock band with a colorful background.

Rock on, Belchers.
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“Bob Day Afternoon” (Season 2, episode 2): “Bob Day Afternoon” introduces lovable criminal Mickey (voiced by Bill Hader) and Sergeant Bosco (voiced by Gary Cole). Both make pivotal appearances in the movie. Plus, this episode gives us some of Louise’s most memorable early-Bob’s Burgers moments.

“The Frond Files” (Season 4, episode 12): A Bob’s Burgers movie wouldn’t be complete without a cameo from guidance counselor and enemy of the Belcher children Mr. Frond (voiced by David Herman). In this Frond-centric episode, the kids share elaborate essays about their time at Wagstaff School, all of which paint Frond as the villain. Not only do we get face time with Frond in this episode, but we also get a sense of each Belcher child’s imagination, from dangerous robots to farting rock bands and hot zombies.

“The Oeder Games” (Season 5, episode 21): The Fischoeder brothers play a big role in The Bob’s Burgers Movie, and this water balloon-filled spoof of The Hunger Games establishes their relationship with the town and gives us a tour of their sprawling estate. It also plays with the Tina/Jimmy Jr./Zeke love triangle in a hilarious fashion.

The Bob’s Burgers Movie hits theaters on May 27; Bob’s Burgers is now streaming on Hulu.


https://mashable.com/article/8-essential-bobs-burgers-episodes

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New ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Movie Finally Addresses Dumbledore’s Sexuality

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The topic of whether Dumbledore was gay or not has been highly controversial over the years, with many Harry Potter fans all for it. Dating back to a conference from more than a decade ago when J.K. Rowling was asked directly about the Hogwarts professor’s love life, fans got their answer to one of the biggest unanswered questions in the HP series. 

Now, with Fantastic Beasts giving us a more historical background to our beloved series, we’re learning about more than the incredibly unique creatures that exist in the magical world. We now get to learn more about the secretive Dumbledore himself—and his love for another man. 


https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/new-fantastic-beasts-movie-finally-addresses-dumbledores-sexuality.html/

Movie review / ‘Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy’ (M)

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“Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy” (M) *** and a half

DO you remember Japanese writer/director Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s “Drive My Car”, Japan’s nomination for this year’s foreign language Oscar for best film? 

Written while COVID-19 restrictions were preventing completion of that film, Hamaguchi now brings us another film with lots of good stuff to exercise our brains and please our tastes, with this trilogy of stories in which women let fly with what women might hope for from relationships.

In “Magic (or Something Less Assuring)” Meiko must choose to work out what to do about her best friend dating an ex-boyfriend for whom her feelings are a bit mixed.

In “Door Wide Open” a mother (Katsuki Mori) sets out to honey-trap an academic (Kiyohiko Shibukawa) who’s written a successful erotic novel and who demeaned the rather dull younger man she’s been seeing outside her marriage only to jumpstart what sounds like a more titillating adulterous option. Their eventual desires develop when she reads aloud from his erotic story, before a silly mistake destroys both their livelihoods.

In “Once Again” a virus crashes all electronic communication temporarily and people must revert to writing letters. Computer engineer Moka (Fusako Urabe) decides to attend her high school reunion. Next morning, she runs into Nana (Aoba Kawai), who she believes to be the classmate for whom she had been looking for at the reunion. At Nana’s home, the two women reminisce. Eventually, it appears neither has any real memory of the other and their attraction is instead a complex mixture of memories, repressed desires, and the need for a connection. Pressed about her life, Nana tells Moka: “Objectively speaking, I’m happy.” Later, she reveals: “Time is slowly killing me. I’m not passionate about anything anymore.” 

Any character in these three stories could have said that and meant it; people trapped in moments they wish or believe should have come about differently. They build from the rather slow “Magic…” through the specifically real erotic passage of “Door Wide Open” to “Once Again” which had me at first smiling then becoming anxious about what had unfolded between the two women.

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A24’s New Erotic Movie Stars Lily-Rose Depp and HoYeon

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If the lack of steamy sex scenes in “Bridgerton” season two left you parched, Joe Talbot’s new A24 movie “The Governesses” is here to quench your thirst. The movie, which is Talbot’s sophomore film after 2019’s “The Last Black Man in San Francisco,” will star “Wolf”‘s Lily-Rose Depp, “Squid Game”‘s HoYeon, and “The Worst Person in the World”‘s Renate Reinsve as three French nannies who decide to let loose and explore their sexualities.

The announcement comes shortly after the independent entertainment company released its horror film “X” in March and shared details for an intended prequel film, “Pearl.” On March 23, the company also released the trailer for “Men,” another horror flick set in the English countryside. With so many dark projects in the works, A24’s “The Governesses” sounds like the perfect palate cleanser.

Find out more about the erotic fantasy film here.

“The Governesses” Plot

“The Governesses” will tell the story of three rebellious French governesses, or nannies, who decide to express their sexualities and go on a series of erotic adventures. In the process, they manage to “inspirit the minds of the boys in their care” and reawaken the imaginations of the boys’ bohemian parents, per Deadline.

While A24 has not given further plot details about the film, we do know that it’s based on the 2018 erotic novella of the same name, written by Anne Serre and translated by Mark Hutchison. Described as a feminist fantasy, the book begins with the three women in a country house closed off by a large garden. Rather than focus on the educational needs of the children in their care, the women spend their time filled with desire and lying in wait to throw themselves at strangers as an old man in the house across the way watches them with a telescope.

Like an “erotic fairy-tale,” the book culminates in a grand ball thrown in the governesses’ honor, a party that turns out to be more mysterious than it initially lets on. With A24’s history of using creative cinematic techniques to hook viewers and tell poignant stories, we expect the erotic drama will be a whirlwind from start to finish.

“The Governesses” Cast

HoYeon, Depp, and Reinsve will star as the three titular governesses in the film, and it will be produced by Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe of Element Pictures and Rob Richert of Longshot Features, as well as Angus Lamont. Talbot will also adapt the screenplay alongside poet and novelist Olivia Gatwood. No additional cast members have been announced.

Depp’s previous works include “Silent Night” (2021), “Voyagers” (2021), and “The King” (2019). She’s also a two-time César Award nominee and is currently slated to star in The Weeknd’s upcoming HBO series, “The Idol.” In addition to “Squid Game,” HoYeon is also set to star in the upcoming Apple TV+ thriller series “Disclaimer.” The actor and model recently graced the cover of Vogue, and on Feb. 27, she took home the SAG award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a drama series for her role as Sae-Byeok Kang. Among other projects, Reinsve has previously appeared in “Welcome to Norway” (2016) and “Oslo, August 31st” (2011). On March 13, Reinsve received a BAFTA for her role as Julie in “The Worst Person in the World.”

“The Governesses” Premiere Date

“The Governesses,” developed with the help of BBC Films, has not yet begun filming. The production is expected to shoot in Spain, but A24 has not announced official shooting dates or an expected release date for the movie.


https://www.popsugar.com/entertainment/the-governesses-a24-movie-48782156

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