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Zack and Miri And The Sex Industry On The Silver Screen
David Bax , November 21st, 2008 09:49

Can Kevin Smith regain his crown from Judd Apatow? David Bax doesn't think so. We also cast an eye over the numerous ways the sex industry has been portrayed on the big screen.

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Belle Du Jour

Bunuel's masterpiece about a desperate housewife (Catherine Deneuve) who takes up a day job as a high class prostitute. In classic surrealist style, deviant sexual behaviour is embraced with humour and a complete lack of moralising (The moralising is of course reserved for the excesses and hypocrisy of the borgeoise lifestyle). While not as blatantly surreal as some of his other films, the film is full of chance occurences and unexplained phenomena. What the hell is in the Chinese man's box anyway?


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