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Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping BeautyIn novelist-turned-filmmaker Julia Leigh's arty exploitation pic passed off as a feminist parable, Emily Browning plays Lucy, a university student who,...Sleeping BeautyPT110MIn novelist-turned-filmmaker Julia Leigh's arty exploitation pic passed off as a feminist parable, Emily Browning plays Lucy, a university student who,...2012-01-13Sundance Selects
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Sleeping Beauty

Starring: Emily Browning; Director: Julia Leigh; Runtime (in minutes): 110; Distributor: Sundance Selects

In novelist-turned-filmmaker Julia Leigh’s arty exploitation pic passed off as a feminist parable, Emily Browning plays Lucy, a university student who, for good money, lets old men enact erotic fantasies on her naked body while she submits to drug-induced unconsciousness. Her clients may have her body; at least they can’t have her waking thoughts. But Leigh doesn’t have much use for Lucy’s mind either: We never know what Lucy thinks about her odd job, or what she’d rather be doing. In 2011, Browning played a fetishized chick in Zack Snyder’s overheated fantasy Sucker Punch. What does she think about her own odd jobs? C

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