Directed by Virginie Despentes & Coralie Trinh Thi

Over the years, ‘porn’ has been a provocative issue for feminists, eliciting responses right across the spectrum. Novelist and ‘feminist warrior’, Despentes teamed up with porn star Trinh Thi as co- directors/ writers on this highly controversial adaptation of Despentes’ novel (starring two actual porn stars). BAISE-MOI is the tale of two riot grrls who team up for a rampage across France that involves drugs, robbery, menace, murder, and lots of graphic sex. Manu is a porn star, Nadine a prostitute. They encounter each other after both suffer a day from hell that includes murder and gang rape. The two take to the road, but these aren’t charming, accidental killers like Thelma and Louise, but two women on a rampage and they don’t care who gets in the way. Cinematically raw, sexually hardcore, and self-knowing, BAISE-MOI became a cause célèbre in France when it was banned. In the UK, the film received a 10-second cut to obtain its 18 certificate.


77 minutes

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