Five movies that convince me sexual promiscuity is a dangerous, dangerous game
Sex seems to cause an awful lot of problems in the world of film. These movies have provided me with clear, dangerous consequences of such activities.
5 – Match Point
Infidelity can make very beautiful people do some very violent things. Betrayal, affairs, murders. Murders to cover up murders. In Woody Allen’s Dostoevskian world, things turn out okay for our anti-hero. But if Russian literature is anything to go on, the oncoming mental anguish will conquer all. Just say no to the overtly sexual American gal. Even if she is Scarlett Johansson.
4 -Notes on a Scandal
One innocent little affair with a minor and his school teacher forces Cate Blanchett’s character into a sordid world of media scrutiny, and in to the arms of an extremely creepy lesbian-type woman who may or may not have masterminded the whole thing, forcing you into a terrifying relapse into the 80s, punk rock culture of the UK. Not a pretty site. Plus, Bill Nighy kicked her out. Who wouldn’t want to live with Bill Nighy?
3 – Eyes Wide Shut
Sure there was no actual infidelity in this film. But Nicole Kidman’s character lavished the opportunity to drive Cruise wild with her fantasies about leaving her husband with a military man she glanced at once long ago. And Cruise himself flirted with prostitutes and secret sex clubs. No matter how terrifying these moments were, the scariest part was returning home to a passive aggressive wife, and a marriage totally broken, with no where to go but down.
2 -The King
One night of passion twenty years ago with a Latina hooker will catch up with you. In The King, consequences involve the inbreeding of your son and his half-sister, and then eventually killing your other son, wife, daughter, unborn grandchild, burning down your house, and basically destroying your audience at your non-denominational church. For one quick lay!
1 – The Descent
Now, clearly, this is worst case scenario. But who’s not to say that if you sleep with your best friend’s husband, and then a year later, end up stranded in a cave with devolved humanoid monsters, that that best friend won’t break your knee by leaving a climbing ax in it to leave you at the mercy of those monsters. I’m just saying. Before you have your self those twenty minutes of pleasure, think about what could result from it.