|"Don't ask me why, but there's an air of Ken Russell to that photo." So wrote Robbie W, in response to last week's quiz. Unfortunately, he went with 1991's Whore, when in fact the correct answer is the vastly underrated Crimes of Passion, from 1984.|
Bizarre even by Russellian standards, the film is a fascinating essay on sexual fulfillment (or lack thereof) that is as sleazy as it is brilliant. Kathleen Turner (in a role that will astound you) plays a mild-mannered designer by day who becomes the peroxide blonde prostitute China Blue at night. Trawling the streets of LA, she seemingly finds satisfaction in sordid trysts with her lowlife clients. Complicating matters is an obsessed psychotic preacher (Anthony Perkins, doing a slight variation of Norman Bates) who happens to possess a mighty scary dildo. Offensive at times, and just plain wrong at others, it's nonetheless one of Russell's greatest, and still ranks as Kathleen Turner's finest hour.
Well, here we are at the end of another round, and for the final entry I thought I'd spice things up by choosing a screen shot entirely inappropriate for general audiences, and probably not too safe for work. (Click the image below to see the unadulterated version.) Name the film, and for a bonus point, tell me the song that is playing during this scene. Submit your answers to this address. Good luck, and be sure to check back next week for the winners!