Film Review: The Provocative & Thought Provoking Black and White and Sex Movie

| 22 March , 2012 | Reply

Directed by: John Winter
Starring: Katherine Hicks, Anya Beyersdorf, Valerie Bader, Roxane Wilson, Michelle Vergara Moore, Dina Panozzo, Saskia Burmeister, Maia Thomas and Matthew Holmes
Sassi\’s Star Rating: 4/5

John Winter\’s provocative film about Angie, the proud prostitute, delves into the often misunderstood profession.  The Interviewer, played by Matthew Holmes, tries to glean information from the mysterious Angie.  She is on the set to film this documentary about her thoughts on life as a sex worker and has been paid twice the ‘normal rate\’ to do so.  The whole film is on one set with, what is set up to look like a continuous streamed shot.  Her character is made all the more interesting as it is uniquely played by eight talented actresses who bring to light a different side and personality of Angie.

We move from Katherine Hicks\’ Marilyn inspired Angie that struggles with the beginning of the interview as she can\’t understand why he just wants to ask questions, to the devilishly clever dominatrix Dina Panozzo.  Then, out of nowhere, the gorgeous Saskia Burmeister brings back the innocence of Angie and we can\’t help but love this strong, sexy yet vulnerable character.  All eyes are on Maia Thomas as she is absolutely mesmerising on screen.  Her depiction of Angie is the most confronting and captivating as she tests the boundaries and explores the limits of what is acceptable to be filmed.

Each actress plays the part of Angie with finesse and exposes herself at different levels from the mental to the physical.  This emphasises her butterfly-like quality “flitting about” and unable to be pinned down.  Winter takes the audience through a roller-coaster ride of emotions with this intriguing story that has a more theatrical element to it than most films.  It would be an incredibly confronting and powerful stage production.  The addition of having the film appear in black and white gives it a beautiful canvass for the girls to really shine and for the audience to focus on the insatiable content of the film.

It is not for the faint hearted as each version of Angie explores the concept of sexuality, the process of giving and taking and definitely tests the boundaries of the Interviewer and, in fact, the audience.   Be prepared to experience some uncomfortable moments that will leave you wondering for days and perhaps even creating some more interesting discussions.

Provocative, palpitating and pure! 

In cinemas now on a very limited release at Hoyts Cinema Entertainment Quarter at 9pm, Friday 23rd & 30th March and April 6th.

Visit their website for much more: and in case you missed it, check out our interviews with Katherine Hicks and Saskia Burmeister.


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