The Handmaiden

The Handmaiden ★★½

A prime example of why a straight (male) director shouldn’t direct films featuring a queer female relationship - a film about female exploitation somehow ended up exploiting the female actresses with over the top sex scenes clearly from the male gaze. 

Suffered from being too long, though somehow felt rushed in places. It was as if every time a plot point was about to develop they changed to a new story. 

Disappointed as this film had great potential and an interesting premise. However was let down by dragged out scenes and creepy porny sex scenes. I will never hear a ringing bell the same way again...

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