Last night Bloody Disgusting Selects hosted the Hollywood red carpet premiere of Lucky McKee’s The Woman, which opens in limited theaters on October 14. The film, starring Angela Bettis, is a disturbing tale of torture and dirty little secrets that can haunt any seemingly harmless neighborhood. Having seen the film quite a few times, I’m starting to notice things on multiple viewings that I missed the first time around…
In addition to the clip on our official Facebook, inside the story you’ll find a new exclusive look at Angela Bettis as “Belle Cleek” in an extremely uncomfortable conversation with her husband “Chris” (Sean Bridgers).
“The story follows a successful country lawyer who captures and attempts to “civilize” the last remaining member of a violent clan that has roamed the Northeast in the wild for decades, thereby putting the lives of his family in extreme jeopardy.”
Starring Pollyanna McIntosh, Sean Bridgers and Angela Bettis, the film prompted furious debates and walkouts during its world premiere in the Park City at Midnight program at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Reports surfaced of people becoming sick while watching the graphic scenes and one irate Sundance audience member went so far as to say THE WOMAN “ought to be confiscated, burned. There’s no value in showing this to anyone.” Whether a “wonderfully bizarre tale” or an “inhumane degradation of women,” you’ll have to decide for yourself.
Don’t forget to get a page from the script signed by Lucky McKee and Jack Ketchum!