Meg Ryan's 'In the Cut' Is the Most Underrated Erotic Thriller of the 21st Century
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For instance, In the Cut , which had — gasp — sex scenes. Not that I ever could be sexy, but I felt like that got into such a funky land. Nor did she want the problems that went along with fame. The tabloids were brutal, she was painted as a cheater and the romance was brief. She and Quaid, who struggled with alcoholism when they were together, divorced in
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Male directors, and their limited understanding of female sexuality, have been the ones to codify our expectations of contemporary erotic thrillers. With 's Fatal Attraction and 's Basic Instinct , directors Adrian Lyne and Paul Verhoeven established many of the tropes we tend to associate with the genre: A woman -- often young, white, and skinny -- driven by her appetite for sex, violence, or both, becomes a source of desire, confusion, and ultimately torment for the film's traditionally masculine hero. Erotic thrillers tend to function as fearful reactions to the cultural aversion of expressive female sexuality, to the point of overrepresentation within these narratives.