02 January 2012

Jennifer 8

United States - 1991
Director - Bruce Robinson
Paramount Home Video, 1993, VHS
Run Time -2 hours, 4 minutes

This is an old guilty pleasure from my teenage years. Almost two decades later, as I talk a big game sometimes about feminism and the struggle against patriarchy, yet I am still subject to the same socially programmed male desires as always. That said, Jennifer 8 is a decent STV Noir. In retrospect, any teenaged excitement at Uma Thurman's nudity is now tempered by an awareness of the ugly context.
It isn't a pleasant movie, but what well made Noir is?

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