Lust and Revenge

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Writers: Paul Cox, John Clarke
Starring: Claudia Karvan, Nicholas Hope, Gosia Dobrowolska
Duration: 95 mins

Directed by: Paul Cox

Life has not been kind to the heiress Georgina (Claudia Karvan) who, after a failed marriage and a morally bereft, corrupt family environment is frequently seeing her psychiatrist. To take her mind off her troubles she and her friend Lily (Victoria Eagger) devise a scheme to get a man to pose for them, naked and at their beck and call, while Lily ostensibly sculpts an imitation of Michelangelo’s David.  Georgina’s father (Chris Haywood) encourages this activity, foreseeing both a healthy tax deduction when he donates the sculpture to the National Gallery (part of which he has funded) and the instantly elevated artistic status of his daughter’s friend. In this erotic satire, each individual is seeking love and each journeys to their own sexual awakening, yet in the process, all are manipulated and exploited by the power mongers of society at every level.