REVIEW: The Duke of Burgundy (2014)
For films in this genre The Duke of Burgundy stands alone, as a depiction, as a description, and as an incredible work of art.
…the most incredible, sympathetic, representative, relatable kink film, and polyamory film, and fetish film, and sapphic film I had ever seen. By a mile, all at once.
Erotic imagery… goes back at least as far as the Ancient Romans, but Courbet seems to be the first to train his gaze upon that which truly inspired him; not just the physicality… of his models, but also… their souls.
The one thing I learned very quickly about 50 Shades of Grey… is that it’s bad. Really bad. Just incredibly really very bad. I mean it. Sincerely poor writing.