Sleeping Beauty is a new twist on the old fairy tale, except this time Beauty is a prostitute who takes sleeping pills and lets men do things to her, cause that’s all about class. Wait, what?
Yeah, seriously. This Sleeping Beauty is about a young girl who becomes a prostitute, and her speciality is letting men date rape her. I didn’t know prostitutes had specialities. I suppose “no STDs” would be pretty good, but I don’t think any of them specialize in that. At least not in America. Maybe in Canada.
See? I’m capable of saying niced things about Canada. Your hookers are cleaner than ours.
Julia Leigh is both writing and directing Sleeping Beauty. She has one other film in her credits, called The Hunter, but that film has yet to be released, so no doubt she’s terrible. I say that because she’s a woman, not because she has so little work to her name. If she was a he, I’d say there’s a great chance that a new mega-awesome filmmaker is in the making, but since it’s a woman, I’ll just say what we’re all thinking, “Get back in the kitchen, woman.”
Sleeping Beauty Trailer
Sleeping Beauty Release Date
Who’s In It?
Emily Browning … Lucy
Michael Dorman … Cook
Mirrah Foulkes … Sophie
Rachael Blake … Clara
Henry Nixon … Lucy’s Ex-Boyfriend
Joel Tobeck … Businessman
Tammy McIntosh … Work Colleague
Chris Haywood … Man 2
James Fraser … Guy with Ticket
Les Chantery … Driver
Lauren Orrell … Dinner Waitress
Hannah Wang … Student Girlfriend
Ewen Leslie … Birdmann
Matthew Whittet … Chef – Dinner Party 1
Sarah Snook … Flatmate
What’s Good About It?
You know what would be amazing? If Sleeping Beauty turned out to be a romantic comedy. But something tells me she’s going to wake up, and it’s not because a guy is putting his LIPS on her mouth. Just saying.
What’s Bad About It?
I hate movies that make Johns look bad. (looks around suspiciously) Not that I care. I mean, it doesn’t affect me. I’ll still look good. No big deal. I’m just concerned with how the Canadians will look. Ahem.
Our Clever Prediction
“It’ll put you to sleep.” SNAP. Or how about “It’s beautiful, but a bit sleepy.”
“I’d have been asleep if it wasn’t for this massive erec…”
You know what? I think it’ll be HUGE. Like Avatar, except it’s about raping a sleeping girl.