Martha Marcy May Marlene


Martha is a troubled young women who is trying to escape from the effects of having spent years in a Manson-like cult. She reaches out to her older sister, who is married to a successful, pretentious English architect. Their lives don't blend well. Martha dies not understand the most basic of society's conventions. She crawls into the couple's bed just as they are climaxing. She swims naked in public during daylight hours. She'd rather eat granola than Count Chocula. Her problems are compounded by the fact that she won't or can't explain to her sister how she came to be so odd. It's obvious that the sisters have never been close.

MMMM is the kind of indie film that I call "made for Sundance and Leonard Cohen songs," or that the South Park creators would call "junkie lesbians eating pudding." It has the usual humorlessness, the smugly depressing tone, and the requisite unsatisfyingly ambiguous ending, of course, but what really makes it a Sundance movie is the underlying suggestion that the older sister's luxurious upper middle class life is essentially the same individuality-destroying trap as the younger sister's cult, and would be just as hard to escape.

I think we hipsters supposed to set our joints down for a second and think "heavy, dude."

Here's Elizabeth Olsen, younger sister of the Olsen Twins, although her face and figure make her look more like a younger sister of Scarlett Johansson. That's a good thing. The previous clips were taken from a workprint. This one is supposed to be from a screener. I watched both and saw no difference between them except the size. I think this is not a screener, but simply a different digitalization of the workprint.


  • * Yellow asterisk: funny (maybe).

  • * White asterisk: expanded format.

  • * Blue asterisk: not mine.

  • No asterisk: it probably sucks.


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Notes and collages


Denise Richards

Following up on a thread from yesterday's Fun House, here's a film clip of the full screen version of Fraternity Vacation, showing full frontal nudity from Barbara Crampton and the complete butt of Kathleen Kinmont.


Kim Poirier in Silent But Deadly (2011) upgraded to 720p

Nicole Arbour in Silent But Deadly (2011) 720p

One of our regulars wrote in to ask for a full-length version of "Tableau Vivant," the naked opera piece from last fall. And while I was looking for that, I found some random runway nudity

Marisol Nichols in Felon, 2008, 1080

Sophie von Kessel in Ein langer Abschied, 2006

Nina-Friederike Gnaedig in the same film

Mariangela Melato, Erika Blanc, Loredana Berte and Cristina Gaioni in Attenti al Buffone (1975)


Lady Gaga gets naked for Tony Bennett and Vanity Fair

New Courtney Cox upskirt

Here's Alexia Rasmussen in Our Idiot Brother in HD

Bianca Kajlich in 30 Minutes or Less in HD

Melissa Prophet in 1982's Time Walker