"In the Cut"

In the Cut (2003) is billed as an erotic thriller. It does have two or three sex scenes, included a very explicit one of a woman giving head to a prosthetic penis (a pivotal early scene), and a serial killer, this was really more a character study of Meg Ran's High School teacher too reticent to get involved with life, but fascinated by sex and danger, and her carefree sister, Jennifer Jason Lee. IN the early scene mentioned above, Ryan observes a shadowy figure betting head from a girl with green fingernails. The man's arm has a unique tattoo.

The next day, a detective is waiting for her at her apartment to question her about a murder/mutilation that happened in her garden. The detective becomes interested in her and they date and end up at her place when she notices that he has the odd tattoo. He tells her it is a membership in a private club. She is afraid from then on that he is the killer, but that doesn't stop her from bedding him. We are also supposed to belive he is the killer. Problem is, he is clearly a man who understands women and likes pleasuring them -- not good serial killer material. Since we already know the tattoo is a membership badge in some club, the killer has to be someone he knows well, and their is only one such character in the film. Thus, the real identity of the killer is given away by the half way point.

Where the film was at all interesting was in the glimpses of the relationship of the two very different sisters, and Ryan's lust battling with her reticence. Ryan does a dark full frontal, and has several scenes of breast exposure. Leigh is seen in a transparent bra, and we have breasts from a stripper. IMDB readers have this at 5.2 of 10, and it grossed a little over a third of the $12M budget. The DP showed real talent and style when not forced to work in dark rooms, and the acting was very good, but there was not 119 minutes of story in this film. C-.

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  • Jennifer Jason Lee (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
  • Meg Ryan (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33)
  • Stripper (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)

  • Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)

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    1. Couple of classics today. Star Trek's Marina Sirtis in The Wicked Lady. (.avi version, .wmv version)

    2. And Isabelle Rossellini in Blue Velvet. (.avi version, .wmv version)



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    Graphic Response
    • Romy Schneider and Jane Birkin in scenes from "La Mouton enragé" aka "Love at the Top" (1974). Schneider is topless and Birkin shows all 3 B's.

    Be sure to pay Graphic Response a visit at his website.

    'Caps and comments by Brainscan:

    The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington (1977) is a cinematic time capsule. Think of an actor or actress who you saw every week on television in the 70's but whose name you just cannot remember. He or she is in this movie. The guy who played Daren Stevens's boss on Bewitched (both Darens, same boss)? He's in it. The frenetic corporal on F Troop? In it. George Hamilton? Wait, his name we remembered. But he's in it, anyway. Billy Frickin' Barty is in it.... as a mafia don... whose henchmen pick him up so he can be at eye level with those to whom he speaks. Anyone who was almost someone but didn't have that little someting extra made it into this second enstallment of the Happy Hooker series.

    Even the babes who give up some goodies you might recognize from other places... in which they gave up some goodies.

    Point 1: Joey Heatherton takes over from Lynn Redgrave as Xaviera Hollander. The plot goes that she has become the respectable queen of style in the Western world. And one of her proteges has gone missing from her job in Washington, D.C. So she travels to testify about something or other and winds up telling stories about her other employees. And yada, yada, yada. You'll recognize Joey because she gave up upper goodies in Bluebeard, but here she wears dresses with plunging necklines, nothing more.

    Point 2: Two of Xaviera's girls... including the one who has gone missing... are played by former Hefmates. They are Miss May for 1973, Bonnie Large, and for 1974, Pamela Zinszer. They show hooters only, but enjoy the view because so far as I can tell this was the only movie in which either appeared, much less revealed anything interesting.

    Point 3: Raven Delacroix, a staple of 70's nudie movies, has a short, uncredited part. Louisa Moritz, another frequently nekkid babe, has an equally short but credited role. Both show boobs and bum

    Points 4: Cissie Cameron-Colpitts, Dawn Clark and Marilyn Joi provide the bulk of the exposure. Cissie was topless in Billy Jack, that iconic movie of the early 70's, Dawn was tres nekkid in Hollywood Knights and Marilyn Joi disrobed in movies ranging from one of the Ilsa, Wicked Somebody from Somewhere series to Cheerleader's Wild Weekend. You'd never guess the names, but you might recognize the... uh, faces.

    Point 5: Okay, this is a tough one. Linda Gildersleeve shows up, disrobes and proceeds to sport hump on the lunch counter of her local diner. You do not want to know why. Linda, if you recall, was nekkid about half the time in Sun Bunnies and went topless in Cinderella.

    Okay, there IS one woman who removes her top for what I'm guessing is the only time on-screen. Her name is Dana Baker and she is a cutie.

    So that does for The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington. This is a movie filled with the detritus of Hollywood, a B movie to end all B movies, or rather, The Mother of All B Movies. And in case you miss the point of the whole enterprise, the Washington Monument, phallic symbol par excellence, spends as much time on screen as any of the characters.

    'Caps and comments by Dann:

    Every parent of a young teen should watch this movie. Not always pleasant, but realistic and hard-hitting, it tells the story of 13 year-old Tracy, a normal well-adjusted teen, getting good grades, who befriends wild, partying Evie, and becomes involved in her destructive life-style.

    Tracy's Mother, divorced and getting little help from Tracy's Father, struggles desperately to cope with her daughter's changed personality, but Tracy continues a downward spiral.

    This excellent movie should provide a wake-up call for many parents who don't pay enough attention to their younger teens and the people they befriend. Kids grow up much faster today and what parents did in their late teens, their children are now experiencing in their early teens.

    I'm also impressed when older actresses are willing to do nudity when it's appropriate to the story, as it was in this case. Holly Hunter did an outstanding job as the overwhelmed mother.

    Crimson Ghost
    The Ghost takes a look at the 1993 movie "Angel Fist" starring the late Catya Sassoon (daughter of hair guru Vidal Sassoon). B-movie babe Melissa Moore also makes an appearance and does some nudity.
    • Catya Sassoon topless, and showing off some of the most fake robo-hooters ever.
      (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
    • Catya Sassoon videos (.wmv format). Check out #3 to see the fake'uns in action. It's a karate scene and they NEVER move!
      (1, 2, 3)

    • Melissa Moore, topless and a little rear nudity in a shower scene.
      (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
    • Melissa Moore videos (.wmv format) (1, 2)

    • Catya Sassoon and Melissa Moore together in the shower scene. Sassoon goes frontal. (1, 2, 3, 4)
    • Catya Sassoon and Melissa Moore video (.wmv format)

    Sarah Thompson
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11)

    Another look at the "Line of Fire" co-star in undies. Excellent HDTV 'caps, especially the close up thong views in links 5,6 and 7!

    Samantha Brown Fans of the Travel Channel cutie will like this...Samantha in a bikini taking a mud bath. Thanks to Tmo for the 'caps.

    Leslie Hope
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21)

    Señor Skin 'caps of the Canadian actress baring all in several sex scenes from the 1993 movie "Paris, France". Currently you can see her on the TV series "Line of Fire".

    Pat Reeder
    Pat's comments in yellow...

    Not Renee Zellweger's Problem - WENN Celebrity News claims that Nicole Kidman's looks in "Cold Mountain" may be what hurt its Oscar chances. An insider said that during editing, they debated digitally adding smudges to her face because she looked more like a cover girl than a Civil War-era farm woman. But time and cost ruled it out. They think her incongruous glamour hurt the film's credibility so much, it may have cost it Best Picture.

  • If she wanted an Oscar, she really should've worn the nose again.
  • She just looked way too hot for Cold Mountain.
  • Whatever happened to authentic movies about the frontier, where women wore platinum hair, false eyelashes and blue eye shadow?

    Mountain Of Excuses - Miramax Films head Harvey Weinstein suggested that "Cold Mountain" was snubbed because of a conspiracy by the press to attack the movie for being shot in Romania, which made it a victim of US "discrimination" against "European" movies.

  • That, and the fact that it "kinda sucked."
  • Or maybe it was because the Confederate soldiers were talking with Romanian accents.

    Nuts To The Core - The tech website ran a hoax that generated over 300,000 hits in a day. Someone posted a letter claiming he didn't like his Power Mac G5, a new and expensive Apple computer, so he gutted it and replaced its innards with cheap parts to convert it into a PC. The story included faked photos. Their mailbox overfilled with hate mail from Mac users, saying they hope the PC blows up and disfigures him, that he "will surely burn in Hell for eternity," that he should be hung by his testicles and set on fire, and one who said he'd like to put a "Teflon bullet from my Glock in your f---ing face."

  • Boy, Mac users are INSANE!...Please, no e-mails.
  • Wow! This is a weirder cult than Saturn drivers!
  • The letter telling him he'd burn in Hell came from Brandy McKenith, age 7.
  • The "Power Mac" has been renamed the "Power Mad."

    And Who Took All Those Things? Paris Hilton! - Caterer And Hotelkeeper magazine polled hotel owners to ask what things guests steal and what they leave behind. Aside from the expected towels and sheets, there were reports of thefts of a medieval sword, a door hinge, the peep hole from a room door, the hotel owner's dog, and the room's toilet seats. Items accidentally left behind include false teeth, glass eyeballs, wigs and toupees, artificial limbs and a family member.

  • Actually, that guest TRADED his family member for the hotel owner's dog.
  • People forget their glass eyes and toupees because someone else already stole the mirrors.
  • I stayed in a motel room once where someone had left behind an artificial leg...At least, I THINK it was artificial.
  • However, in the entire history of hotels, nobody has ever stolen the framed artwork.