Ride On, Friends of the Black Swan


Black SwanBeth has been wanting to see this since learning Darren Aronofsky was the director (Requiem for a Dream is one of her favorite movies), and we finally got around to doing so today. I noticed a definite similarity to his last film, The Wrestler, as both are about how passion for performance art will lead to an early grave. I thought it was pretty good, but not for the squeamish. And you do get to see Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis make out, even if it is just a hallucination.

Incidentally, Beth was reading about Swan Lake the other day, and she said she didn’t think the Black Swan was supposed to be evil, just a pawn of her father. Oh, well. Who am I to question that pervert director’s vision? (The director of the ballet in the movie, that is, not Aronofsky.) So, yeah. Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be ballerinas.

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2 Responses to Ride On, Friends of the Black Swan

  1. vilajunkie says:

    Damn! Now I have to decide whether the make-out session between Daniel Radcliffe/Emma Watson or Natalie Portman/Mila Kunis was hotter, or if in fact the implicit (to me and probably many female and other gay/bi male fans) make-out session between Prince Caspian and Edmund Pevensie was hottest.

    I had a college class with a professional ballerina once, but she seemed relatively normal–probably because she wasn’t a lead dancer, but one of the ensemble that gets to do second-tier solos/duets (think of, say, all the lead couples in the around-the-world dance montage in “The Nutcracker”). I have no idea what the names for all that stuff are, but they’re probably French or Italian…or perhaps Fritalian?

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