Directed by: Lamont Johnson
Starring: Margaux Hemingway (Christine McCormick), Chris Sarandon (Gordon Stuart), Mariel Hemingway (Kathy McCormick), Anne Bancroft (Prosecutor, Carla Bondi)
Country: United States
Language: English (English subtitles)
Genres: Rape-Sexual-Violence against Women, Revenge, Old-Young, Courtroom Drama, Siblings
Plot – Spoilers:
Christine, a supermodel at the peak of her beauty and fame is at a beach shooting promos for a lipstick brand. Her teenage sister Kathy invites the music teacher from school, Gordon, with the intention of getting Christine to listen to his music. It’s a silly reason to invite someone to a shoot but one that makes a lot of sense to Kathy, and oddly to Gordon too.
Christine who is indulgent to her kid sister is polite to Gordon and casually invites him to her apartment to play his stuff as she is busy with the shoot. Gordon takes the casual invitation seriously and turns up at her place and forces her to listen to his compositions which are putrid to say the least. It becomes clear to him that Christine isn’t impressed and he proceeds to rape her brutally. The rest of the movie follows the courtroom drama that ensues.
The apartment scenes prior to the rape:
Gordon is evidently delusional and sees himself as some kind of electronic artist and the awkwardness in their conversations is painful to watch. And the way he walks around everywhere with that tape recorder tucked in his arm :))
Margaux Hemingway is the granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway and was a ’70s supermodel irl. The kid sister in Lipstick was played by her real-life sister Mariel, who later claimed that Margaux (who committed suicide at 42) had been molested by their father growing up.
The Cesc Fabregas looking Gordon is Chris Sarandon, Susan Sarandon’s first husband from whom she took her surname.