UNDONE - Women of the Erotic Thriller

UNDONE - Women of the Erotic Thriller

Sex and danger. The linkage has always existed in Hollywood, but it wasn’t until the late 80s and 90s that the association was made so explicit with the boom of the erotic thriller. Often demeaned as schlocky and exploitative, the genre highlighted societal fears and anxieties about women and their sexuality.

Unsurprisingly, most films were directed by men, but across the decade, some select women could get their version of the genre onto the big screen. This season celebrates that. Over the course of four films, we will look at the women behind and in front of the camera who used this genre to explore both the fears of erotic desires of women. Let’s bring the Prince Charles back to its roots and make it sexy again.


119 mins | (18)

  • Directed by Jane Campion
  • Starring Meg Ryan, Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Nick Damici
  • USA (2003)
  • UNDONE - Women of the Erotic Thriller
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