The two main characters were: The young married couple ran a health-food store in Vermont named "All Good Things" during happier times of their marriage, but then returned to NY where cocaine and increasing anti-social and bizarre behavior by pot-addicted, reluctant heir David led to abuse, the couple's disintegrating demise, and a trail of crime scenes. He was known to experience sudden rages of anger, due in part to childhood trauma when he watched his mother commit suicide.
The main two teenaged characters were: Janek Mateusz Kosciukiewicz , a rebellious, yet bashful 17 year-old lead punk rock band singer in a band named 'All That I Love' Basia Martyniak Olga Frycz , daughter of a political activist Grzegorz Gzyl who supported Lech Walesa's Solidarity movement After having fairly-explicit sexual intercourse at the beach, they both languidly laid there topless, before he strode off. Janek's father Andrzej Chyra was a Polish naval officer.
Problems ensued between the two of them when Basia's father was arrested by military officials as an anti-Socialist, and she blamed Janek's father. He was hiding out in a rustic, mountainside area called Abruzzo in Italy after a brutal assignment in snowy Sweden required him to kill with a shot to the back of the head his innocent, post-coital Swede companion Ingrid Irina Bjorklund.
He hesitantly engaged in a relationship with often-nude, voluptuous 'heart-of-gold' prostitute Clara Violante Placido in her first English-language role , although he was cautioned to not make friends with anyone. Paying for her services, he offered her oral sex off-screen before they had sex, and she went skinny-dipping in transparent panties while picnicking - when he wrongly suspected that she was working with pursuing gunmen.
The American George Clooney with Clara An expert also on endangered or extinct butterflies totemically like himself , Jack possessed a butterfly tattoo in the center of his back, and was referred to by two women as "Mr. Farfalle - one of the film's recurring symbols. With a screenplay adapted by Rowan Joffe from Martin Booth's novel "A Very Private Gentlemen," the stately and meditative film ended with a predictable plot-twist: Before expiring, she confessed that Pavel had wanted him dead.
Lethally wounded in the abdomen during a final deadly gunfight with Pavel, he sought to rendezvous at the picnic spot with Clara and run off with her - she had earlier asked: The former prima ballerina and director's lover, Beth Macintyre Winona Ryder , was forced out to be replaced with someone younger, after auditions. As she underwent a mental breakdown, Nina suffered at the hands of her smothering, infantilizing, overbearing and resentful stage mother Erica Barbara Hershey , and found herself a rival of free-spirited, sexually-confident, tattooed, sexy SF dancer Lily Mila Kunis , her understudy.
The film teetered on the edge of sexy melodrama, especially blurring the lines between reality and hallucination. Her domineering, lecherous and sleazy ballet director Thomas pronounced 'Tomah' Leroy Vincent Cassel seduced the virginal Nina and kissed her although received a bloody lip bite in return.
An intoxicated and psychotic Beth suspected that Nina was chosen by Thomas after assenting to sex with him when she asked: He always said you were such a frigid little girl? What did you do to make him change his mind? Did you suck his cock? You're a f--king little whore! He then encouraged her, as a "little homework assignment," to free herself for the role of the dark Black Swan by sexually touching herself at home "Go home and touch yourself.
The troubled dancer went ahead with a masturbatory session in solo, although was startled to see her mother sleeping nearby as she finished. To loosen her up for the part, Thomas also danced with Nina - including kissing her again, touching her breasts and crotch through her clothes to arouse her, but then stopped, counseling: At dinner, Lily predicted that it would only be a matter of time before the ballet director would be calling Nina his "little princess" - as he did with Beth.
In her climactic delusional performance as the Black Swan which she morphed into , Nina took self-destruction to the limit, stabbing herself in the abdomen with a mirror shard although she imagined herself murdering Lily in a blood-soaked gory scene in her dressing room , and dying in the swan song finale as the White Swan.
As she was congratulated and received thunderous applause, she admitted that she had found ultimate freedom - she had attained her tormenting goal of being perfect, as she affirmed in the film's final line to Thomas: It first premiered at Sundance, and was a hit at the Cannes Film Festival. The story was about a couple in rural eastern Pennsylvania with 5-year-old daughter Frankie Faith Wladyka , a daddy's girl. In a series of cross-cutting, non-linear scenes set over a six year period, the emotionally-authentic film told of the highs and lows in the troubled, whirlwind relationship and disintegrating marriage between the two struggling spouses: It led to a destructive encounter at her place of work, plans for divorce and the final split between the two.
It was originally given an undeserving rating of NC, allegedly for an early, questionable scene involving "explicit sexual content" - namely, cunnilingus and female gratification. In fact, all of the frankly-depicted sex scenes between the two stars were non-explicit, discreetly shot, and non-gratuitous. However, one other intense and honestly-depicted sex scene brought up the issue of marital rape - a more likely candidate for the MPAA's uneasiness.
When the MPAA rating was appealed by Harvey Weinstein of the Weinstein Company , his side argued that the ratings association was following a double standard. The controversial threat of an NC rating was ultimately dropped or rescinded by the MPAA without a single cut required, bringing the film much needed notoriety, extra publicity, and an Oscar nomination for Michelle Williams.
To possibly spite the MPAA, Weinstein then released a provocative poster to advertise the sexually-frank film, highlighting a steamy outdoor embrace between the two leads. When the DVD was released and advertised as "Uncut and Uncensored," it was actually unchanged from the theatrical version.
Elena Necar Zadegan , an unhappily-married pastor's shy Indian wife Peyton Lombard Traci Dinwiddie , an agoraphobic, self-help lesbian writer who was grieving the recent loss of her mother In one of their early awkward conversations, Peyton revealed that she was lesbian to the "straight" Elena, who immediately confessed that she had voted "the right way" on Proposition 8 in California. Soon, they were working together professionally, with Elena becoming Peyton's photographer.
Longest Lesbian Kiss In the film's most tauted scene and possibly the longest lesbian kissing scene ever, but not the longest kiss ever , they engaged in a very lengthy 3. The camera circled around them as they continued kissing into the living room, and then onto the sofa, in the semi-indulgent passionate moment.
The kiss involved lipsmacking, sucking, licking, and culminated with additional body grinding as Peyton laid atop Elena on the couch. It told about a trio of burnt-out middle-aged high-school buddies experiencing bad luck and depression who took off for a nostalgic, male-bonding weekend at the Kodiak Valley Ski Resort, a place they had spent debauched days many years earlier.
I want an escort to escort our penises into her vagina. They discovered they had gone back in time when they looked at their images in a mirror, and asked themselves: Jacob stressed that they must avoid the "butterfly effect" he was stressed that his own conception would be imperiled and Adam speculated: Crystal Lowe as Zoe appeared topless, and Lou went on to fathering future Jacob with Adam's sister, among other ugly sex scenes including a high-stakes bet involving oral sex.