While Vince was busy smashing Pajiba’s Texas Instruments graphing calculators, there was a viewing at Sundance for The Woman, a new film from director Lucky McKee, who does not, unfortunately, have a sister named Tits. McKee previously directed some other stuff, but namely The Woods, which starred Bruce Campbell and therefore makes it awesome. But McKee’s latest film is getting buzz for something that happened off the screen – namely some guy freaked out during the screening and had to be escorted out.
The man, who is not identified in the video, claims that The Woman is incredibly offensive to women and should not be shown. In fact, he points out that one woman in the audience fainted. Wow, sounds like it’s a pretty graphic film, so what’s it about, IMDB?
When a successful country lawyer captures and attempts to “civilize” the last remaining member of a violent clan that has roamed the Northeast coast for decades, he puts the lives of his family in jeopardy.
So it’s like Nell but with graphic violence? Cool, I’ll take it. As for the guy and this perfectly timed video… he’s an actor and it’s fake. I don’t necessarily have much proof other than some comments on a YouTube page, but I’ve got a pretty good BS detector and the siren is blazing on this one. But I tip my hat to Lucky and crew, because their promotional idea is working and many people who are annoyed with this a-hole want to see the film now. Maybe I’ll try something similar for my first film, Watch Me Bathe Grandma.
And here’s a trailer for The Woods, which just got bumped up to the top of my Netflix queue. Damn you and your successful marketing antics, McKee!