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The Loss of Sexual Innocence

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The Loss of Sexual Innocence

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
performer:
Saffron Burrows, Julian Sands
genre:
Drama

We gave it a D

The Loss of Sexual Innocence Julian Sands, Saffron Burrows (1999, Columbia TriStar, 105 mins., R, also on DVD) Visually lush but self-consciously artsy to the point of absurdity, director Mike Figgis’ aggressively nonlinear (and nearly dialogue-free) meditation on love and sex interweaves vignettes from the life of a British filmmaker (a somnolent Sands) with truly snicker-worthy scenes of a nude Adam and Eve frolicking in, and ultimately being expelled from, paradise. Oh, and there’s also perhaps the only canine-on-canine gang rape ever caught on film. Reel Goodies (1:03) Adam and Eve, filled with wonder, pee for each other. The Last Detail Figgis composed the film’s New Agey score, as he did for his most notable film, Leaving Las Vegas. D

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