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THE NOTORIOUS BETTIE PAGE...
THE NOTORIOUS BETTIE PAGE...
"The Pin Up Sensation that Shocked the Nation"
"The Notorious Bettie Page..is a biographical drama released in 2005 It's rated R for nudity..sexual content and some language.
Bettie Page was a successful 1950's pin up model. She became famous for her bondage photos. The first to appear in leather corsettes..stalletto heels..with whips..sometimes bound. She was one of the first sex icons in the United States..and became a target of a Senate investigation.
Directed by Mary Harron..screenplay by Mary Harron and Guinevere Turner..stars David Strathirn..Lili Taylor and Gretchen Mol.
With "The Notorious Bettie Page" filmmaker Mary Harron focuses on America in the 50's..and era cloaked in the moral righteousness of Joe McCarthy. At the same time..it was the beginnings of a sexual awakening that would result in the free love of the next decade.
This is a film about the underground icon of an era and how her pure unashamed sexuality revealed both the predatory instincts and impure thoughts of a culture untouched by the beauty of a nude body. Director Harron exposes America's attitudes towards sexual imagery then and now. She holds up a mirror to the past and also prompts the audience to examine their own "enlightened" 21st Century attitudes towards so-called pornography.
The question arises..is America returning to the ultra conservatism and suffocating hypocrisy of the 50's?
4/13/2006 1:24 am
Bettie Page is a legend in the pinup world, even more so that Marilyn Monroe...imho.|
Most of us in the BDSM world have seen many pictures of Bettie tied up in her lingerie or getting her rear spanked with a brush while looking so 'shocked'.
I look forward to this movie coming out.
As far as returning to an ultraconservative, hypocritical society...I think that there are too many free spirits out there to let that happen anytime soon.
BTW...I'm a pretty good cook...too late to sign up to visit your new 'country' ?
4/13/2006 10:53 am
Hi NG61..Thanks for stopping by.|
Movie came out in 2005. It should be available on dvd.
BTW..still taking applications for citizenship in my new country. I look forward to receiving your application and the interview.
Another BTW...I like that mustache and beard. Has a rather Rasputin quality about it.
4/13/2006 11:42 am
Bettie is the hero of the tattoo world. She was smart, sassy, sexy, confident and complexed. I think that she WAS the most beautiful woman in print, pictures or film of that era. Marilyn could not compare. She didn't need the makeup, the push up bras, the corsets... she was just plainly a knock out|
4/13/2006 12:57 pm
I have to watch these films. They sound extremely interesting.|
It seems to me that the dominant morality fluctuates with
a period of 15 years. However, for any real progress to be
made it is important that we look at the human phenomenon
objectively without the veil of moral preconceptions. But I
have no hopes that the current administration will encourage this.
4/13/2006 5:27 pm
i just saw this movie a month ago|
as part of the international film
festival here in Portland. for the
most part, this is a good movie. i
like the quote that Bettie makes near
the end of the movie ~ Adam and Eve were
naked in the Garden of Eden. it was
after they sinned they put on clothes.
4/13/2006 9:12 pm
I honestly never heard of her... but pretty cool.|
I don't think America will ever go back... it is hard to turn back the clock until something very dramatic happens.