It’s meant to punctuate the relationships in the film and reveal the characters.
This indie film by Gregg Araki broke barriers a while after it release, finding a cult following and a ton more fans once stars Rose Mc Gowan, Jonathon Schaech, and James Duval reached more notoriety.
This film follows a young couple (Mc Gowan and Duval) that meets a mysterious, violent drifter (Schaech) who drags them on the run.
The film explored risqué themes of sexual dominance and shows some fairly kinky scenes.
It also has a memorable scene involving a refrigerator.
The scenes were considered explicit at the time but they helped pave the way for other high profile lesbian scenes like the famous scenes in was on everyone’s mind, this story of sexual games and an intense relationship shocked audiences.
Mickey Rourke played John, an enigmatic businessman who seduces art assistant Elizabeth (Kim Basinger).Holly Hunter plays a mute woman who engages in a romantic relationship with a local worker (Harvey Keitel).The film did not shy away from nudity of both Hunter and Keitel and also uses the vehicle of sex to explore their relationship.After all, she can’t talk (giving new meaning to "show don’t tell").The film did work for audiences as it won three Oscars including, one for Hunter and one for a young Anna Paquin.Some say this movie is the best bad movie ever, some say it’s one of the worst movies in history.