Thursday, March 23, 2023

Wild Things At 25

It only seems in keeping with the moment that I use the sleaziest possible gif from the movie to introduce my piece upon it (and yes this moment is even sleazier than Kevin Bacon's dong, if you ask me) -- John McNaughton's sleazeterpiece Wild Things turned 25 this week and I wrote up some thoughts on the movie for Mashable -- click here to read them! I love this movie more than I love champagne on my titties. It has everything. Champagne on titties! Kevin Bacon's dong! Theresa fuckin' Russell! That is literally my definition of everything. Anyway I need to add that if you can you should watch this movie via the 4K disc that Arrow dropped last year -- it looks amazing. I'm not 100% one of those film-over-digital people but movies like this look tremendously elevated thanks to being shot on film. I mean LOOK at this drop-dead gorgeous title card:


Jake said...

Daddy!!!! 😋🥵❤

Paul Outlaw said...

...screenwriter Stephen Peters penned a hot shower scene that reveals them as lovers who planned to screw over Dillon's teen girlfriends and take the money for themselves.

"In the original version of the scene, Matt walks into his bathroom to take a shower and there's Kevin," McNaughton recalls. "They were supposed to look each other up and down and then wham — go at it." But just before cameras rolled, the director says that one of the actors — he declines to specify which — made it clear he didn't want to film the scene as written, and McNaughton had to let that particular twist go. "I love surprise, and I love stuff that I don't see coming," he says. "But in that moment it was like 'You win some, you lose some; we're moving on.'"

Anonymous said...

I *have* to assume it was Matt Dillon that didn't want to do the scene, because we all know Kevin Bacon is a good sport. Like, "showing up semi-hard in that scene" kinda good sport.