AKA: Fuck Me, Rape Me
Directed by: Virginie Despentes & Coralie Trinh Thi
Starring: Karen Lancaume, Raffaela Anderson
Language: French (English subtitles)
Genres: Serial Killers, Unsimulated Sex, Rape/Sexual Violence against Women, Rape/Sexual Violence against Men
Plot – Spoilers:
Baise Moi focuses on two characters Manu and Nadine from a part of town and community that can be termed at best, Outsiders. Most of the folks there live on welfare and money is huge in terms of how it affects your inter-personal relationships and dynamics. Whether you have some dough or not dictates your buying power of attention or interest even from among friends.
Though Manu and Nadine come from similar communities, they meet halfway into the film when Manu is on the run after being raped and committing murder. Nadine seems more confident and strong which is probably why she hardly hesitates and isn’t intimidated after learning what Manu is fleeing from.
After a few monetary-driven murders, they acquire a taste for it and kill sometimes on a whim. But they don’t always kill every man they meet – on occasion, they fuck and even let the men off with a Thank You.
While they seem reconciled to the shelf life of their killing spree and its inevitability, they don’t seem too flustered by it. It’s like – when you’re fucked up, to have a short ride of power and a good time is enough. You don’t want to, or expect to live long or have aspirations. Those are concepts for people with hope.
The two dancing in a hotel room: It’s awkward but Manu’s enthusiasm is sort of metaphorical for the murderous spree they indulge in where she seems to be the one who drives it, while infecting Nadine (whose only goal was to meet a character called Noelle) with her enthusiasm.
The scene with the man getting his ass stuffed with a gun and shot.