Baise Moi – A Valid, Unsavory Film
Mr. E Horror - wrote on 08/27/09
For those who are uninitiated, this French flick from 2000 chronicles the exploits of two women who have had enough of the male-dominated world in which they live. They are tired of being victimized and after an extremely graphic rape, they decide to take matters into their own hands. They set out on a journey to find and exploit men–kill if need be–the way they have themselves been exploited. It needs to be noted that the stars of this film are French porn stars, and this film contains hardcore pornography and violent at that.
This film, I believe, has its place in the world of horror. Like Craven’s Last House On the Left or Straw Dogs, this film offers horrors that are embedded into our consciousness; they are reality as faced and/or feared by many. It is a feminist commentary on everday life. Sidenote: Karen Bach – on of the leads – killed herself in 2005.