Sunday, November 7, 2010

Movie Sunday: Boxing Helena is the sexiest movie you will ever want to turn off

Image from here

My last post reminded me of one of the most brilliantly disturbing movies I have ever seen: Boxing Helena. Not to say everyone will love this movie. I've had people get very angry with me for recommending it to them. It makes 9 1/2 Weeks look like Sleepless in Seattle, and can be extremely uncomfortable to watch. It also introduced me to the music of Enigma, which Biscuit has really never forgiven.

I don't want to say too much about it, because it would be easy to ruin. But it was the first film written and directed by Jennifer Lynch, David Lynch's daughter, which probably tells you something. It was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance in the same year it won the Golden Raspberry for Worst Director.

Oh, and if you decide to try it, watch the whole thing. Quitting in the middle will just make it worse.


  1. seriously sick...seriously...and Enigma? You said it: that's just wrong...

  2. Wye: You were at the top of my list of people who I knew would hate it.

  3. Back in college we used to watch bad movies and get drunk every Thursday - we called it Porn n' Forties night, and sometimes it was porn and sometimes it was Troma (but I can't stand Troma movies) and sometimes it was Streetfighter and sometimes it was Night of the Lepus and sometimes it was Boxing Helena.

  4. That being said, I put this movie in the 'so bad it's good' category. We would watch this Rocky Horror-style, shouting things at the screen. So. Bad.