Directed by: Jerzy Skolimowski
Starring: Jane Asher (Susan), John Moulder-Brown (Mike), Karl Michael Vogler (PE Coach), Chris Sandford (Chris), Diana Dors (football lady)
Country: UK; Effed Up British-Irish Films
Language: English (Optional Eng Subs)
Genres: Teen, Voyeur-Stalking, Old-Young Relationships
Plot – Spoilers:
Fresh out of school, Mike lands his first job at a sketchy bathhouse, where he is mentored by an older attendant Susan. Susan has a rich boyfriend, but she’s also having an affair with her former PE teacher, while also casually entertaining the clients at the bath for extra tips. She tries to initiate Mike into her ways, but Mike isn’t keen, especially after his first experience with an old George Best fan who smothers his face against her breasts while having a pub-conversation with herself about a football game.
Mike soon takes to stalking the flirtatiously lovely Susan who enjoys playing with him. His obsession eventually leads to an iconic cinematic moment, where Mike cavorts lovingly with a cutout of Susan in a swimming pool. And if you stick with the movie, the ending proves to be even more memorable.
Even more Spoilers:
Deep End plays around with oddness. Susan initially is supposed to be the most deviant of the lot. But she eventually seems the most normal of them all. Everyone else looks and behaves bizarrely. It’s not just about their kinks – their expressions and acting are in start contrast to her. Mike for example, talks in a halting way which adds to his weird personality. The PE coach is a pervert groomer who probably forever altered Susan’s approach to sexuality. And there’s always the football lady.