Saturday, July 16, 2016

Euro-Trash Zombies

So get this about The Hunger (1983) - Catherine Deneuve and David Bowie are vampires. Do you need to know any more? OK, the first scene is set in a new wave club with Bauhaus singing "Bela Lugosi's Dead".

Our goth-glam couple are picking up a pair of sexual conquests/victims, who they stylishly dispose of. These scenes are intercut with scientist Susan Sarandon investigating face-eating monkeys.

It turns out that Deneuve and Bowie live rich sophisticated lives in a New York mansion. They play chamber music with a neighborhood youth. The main theme is the Flower Duet from Lakme, a hauntingly exotic piece. But Bowie starts aging, after centuries of life, and goes to Dr. Sarandon for help.

One thing I had heard about this movie is that there isn't enough Bowie. Well there's plenty at just first, then there isn't any. So Deneuve must set her sights on Sarandon.

The whole thing is very lush and 80s stylish. Bowie is wonderful, and as for Deneuve, let's just say that he and Sarandon had an affair during the filming, but he was scared of Deneuve.

In conclusion, nude lesbian love scene.

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