My Mistress Tuesday, 31 March 2020

My Mistress

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    MA15+: Strong sexual themes and sex scenes.

  • The pitch:

    Surrender into the abyss.

  • Starring:

    Emmanuelle Béart, Harrison Gilbertson, Rachael Blake, Socratis Otto

  • Directed by:

    Stephen Lance

  • Running time:

    104 minutes

  • Rated:

    MA15+ (Australia), NR (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    Man seen hanging (suicide). People are slapped, pushed against a wall, hit with objects, shoved, wrestled. Reckless driving, property damage. Child hit by motorbike mentioned. Arguing, yelling. A woman shouts "I'll kill you!" Blood/gore: Whip marks, scars. Coffin.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    S&M (whipping, domination). Skimpy clothing, erotic outfits, lingerie. Breast-fondling, nipple-sucking, kissing. Masturbation. Nude male (rear view), exposed breast, female genitals, cleavage. Topless women (painting). Infidelity.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (beer, wine, champagne, spirits). Smoking. Drug problem, drug overdose mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE:

    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES:

    S&M, dominatrices, obsession, suicide, infidelity, blame, grief, voyeurism, trust, fostering, child custody, blackmail, innocence, sex, desire.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Deceased father/husband, estranged son/mother. Church, funeral setting. Butterfly. Strobe lighting. Some French language (subtitled).

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Dark, semi-autobiographical, titillating, erotic, deadpan, surreal, worthwhile. Impressive performances, terrific/clever setup.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Uneven, farcical, conservative, predictable. Heavy-handed score, too wholesome.

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