Tony Scott, RIP. His Best Film Was A Lesbian Romp

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Big-time director/producer Tony Scott tragically jumped to his death yesterday.

He was known for blockbuster movies like Top Gun, Days of Thunder, and The Last Boy Scout--big-budget action flicks with major names acting out all sorts of physical hijinks.

But my favorite Scott film by far is his 1983 vampire romance The Hunger, which bombed on release--it was that good.

The description alone:

"The Egyptian vampire lady Miriam subsists upon the blood of her lovers. In return, the guys or girls don't age."

And Catherine Deneueve was sultrily appealing as Miriam, with Susan Sarandon as a specialist chosen by Deneuve for some same-sex biting in private.

"Their love scene was mercifully not vulgar," a commenter on imdb grandly notes. I liked it anyway.

You can't imagine how groundbreaking such a scene was back then, but believe me, it was, and it was handled with sizzling chic by Scott and his company.

And David Bowie is his usually magnetic self as Deneuve's partner in fangs.

And Ann Magnuson is "Young Woman From Disco"!

The shimmering result borders on being alternately boring and/or hokily absurd, but it's my kind of movie, so let the Hunger games begin.

What seemed like a fluke from Tony Scott turned out to be his finest hour.

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williamHK
williamHK

Saw it at the Waverly, starts out great but midway gets real boring and tired

TonyT
TonyT

I can never hear the "Flower Duet" from the opera Lakmé without thinking of Deneuve and Sarandon in bed. Incredibly hot--and I'm not even an aficionado of the lady parts.

nostradavid
nostradavid

Scott had just completed principal photography on what will be his final film,

"Out of the Furnace." I hope Ridley can find time to finish it. 

The "cruel elegance" of David Bowie's predicament in The Hunger

looked like Calvin Klein's current condition.

Gcndc
Gcndc

I love this movie.  It saw this on my first date with a man.  I just loved the style of it and the music and everything!

ladybug9
ladybug9

And the combo of Deneuve/Sarandon/Bowie was beyond thrilling from a gay-chic point of view.

ladybug9
ladybug9

Love love this movie. Totally agree.

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