March 17, 2012

Asia Argento shaves her armpits in Scarlet Diva (2000)

Asia Argento's film Scarlet Diva. More than a film, but a work of art. A work of art that Asia poured not only her soul into, but also her blood, sweat, tears, pain, joy, orgasm liquids, love, hate, disgust and beauty. Her punk-rock mind-fuck aesthetic, insane visuals, distorted editing and ambitious otherworldlyness (totally a word) may scream independent film ala Abel Ferrara or Vincent Gallo, but there's a reason for that... and she does it to the extreme and not to mention damn well too!

Here's a scene from the movie where Asia's character Anna is getting herself ready for some mischievous activities, all while getting more and more acquainted with herself in the bathroom mirror:

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Much like Media Blaster's transfer of this disc, the film itself isn't pretty. Though, it's not intended to be. Scarlet Diva is a filthy, nasty, sometimes brutally ugly, emotionally broken, and sad film. At the same time, it's also quite beautiful, soulful and deep. Oh, and never pretentious... so don't go there.

It's a good thing she put out that cigarette before spraying this.

That is perhaps one of the most talked about scenes from the film as I recall from a few years ago. There's apparently some deep rooted emotional scars here. Anna pampers herself early on and after applying her make-up, begins to distort her face and rub all of it away while crying and licking herself. All of it artfully done, of course. Got a favorite scene from the film? Let me know.

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