Screencap Cannes trailer (2011)
form y Sleeping Beauty single work   film/TV  
Issue Details: First known date: 2011 2011
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'Death-haunted, quietly reckless, Lucy is a young university student who takes a job as a Sleeping Beauty. In the Sleeping Beauty Chamber old men seek an erotic experience that requires Lucy's absolute submission. This unsettling task starts to bleed into Lucy's daily life and she develops an increasing need to know what happens to her when she is asleep.'

Source: Sleeping Beauty website, http://www.sleepingbeautyfilm.com/
Sighted: 18/04/2011

Notes

  • For further information, see the Sleeping Beauty website: http://www.sleepingbeautyfilm.com/

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Works about this Work

Teasing Threads – Sundry Film and Literary Criticism : Why Everyone Speaks the Same Way in Australian Movies. Chris Palazzolo , 2016 single work essay
— Appears in: Rochford Street Review , July-September no. 19 2016;
'Chris Palazzolo notices something many recent Australian movies share.'
Surrendering Expectations of the Girl in Julia Leigh's Sleeping Beauty Kyra Clarke , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Studies in Australasian Cinema , vol. 8 no. 1 2014; (p. 2-15)
'Following a screening of Julia Leigh's Sleeping Beauty (2011) at the Sydney Film Festival in 2011, I was surprised by the antagonism in questioners' responses to the main character Lucy which appeared to reify the ‘girl’ within conventional expectations of feminine behaviour. Lucy is a young university student who, as one of many part-time jobs, is voluntarily drugged so as to sleep naked and peacefully in bed with older men who may do with her as they wish, so long as they do not penetrate her. Identifying Lucy as ‘girl’ highlights both the space of liminality in which she exists and the desire for her to transition through this stage of her life to become a responsible woman. I examine the expectations of girls produced in the media and society and the contradictions they entail, the vulnerability that Lucy's employment as a sleeping beauty represents, and the ways in which the character encourages viewers to rethink what constitutes passivity. I argue that Sleeping Beauty highlights the importance of placing aside such expectations and accepting the challenge of confused and imperfect representations. Indeed, surrendering such expectations enables recognition of the heteronormative constraints that structure society.' (Publication summary)
Kath, Kim and Baz to Rejuvenate Box Office After Show Garry Maddox , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24 January 2012; (p. 12)
Mentioning the War Cassandra Atherton , 2012 single work essay
— Appears in: Griffith Review , Winter no. 36 2012; (p. 183-192)
First-Time Director Up for Cannes Honour Bryce Hallett , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16-17 April 2011; (p. 7)
Director in Fairy Tale Debut as Sleeping Beauty Selected for Cannes Michael Bodey , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 15 April 2011; (p. 3)
A Fairytale Existence Andrew L. Urban , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 1 May 2011; (p. 8)
Two Aussies Find They Really Cannes Michael Bodey , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 16 -17 April 2011; (p. 5)
Untitled Michael Bodey , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 20 April 2011; (p. 15)
Fairytale Beginning for Young Novelist Who Reached for the Stars Bryce Hallett , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 12 May 2011; (p. 5)
Local Work Makes Top Tier after a Lean Decade Michael Bodey , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 11 May 2011; (p. 29)
Australian Film Panned by Cannes Critics 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 13 May 2011; (p. 12)
Australia's Sleeping Beauty Given a Rude Awakening at Cannes 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 13 May 2011; (p. 1)
Dream Weaver Nikki Barrowclough , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Good Weekend , 4 June 2011; (p. 14-17)
Reel Time Michael Bodey , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 15 June 2011; (p. 17)
A Sleep of Faith Vicky Roach , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 23 June 2011; (p. 7)
Great Bodies of Work Charles Waterstreet , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 19 June 2011; (p. 12)
The Parts that Stay Private Ed Gibbs , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 26 June 2011; (p. 4)
A Rude Awakening Simon Weaving , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 25 June 2011; (p. 33)
Movie Ratings Miss their Target Michael Bodey , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 6 July 2011; (p. 17)
Dark or violent films are increasingly avoiding an R18+ tag.
Skin-Deep Emotion 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 22 May 2011; (p. 23)

— Review of Sleeping Beauty Julia Leigh 2011 single work film/TV
Strange Dreams a Dark and Whimsical Combination Garry Maddox , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 13 June 2011; (p. 10)

— Review of Sleeping Beauty Julia Leigh 2011 single work film/TV
This Beauty's More Creepy Than Sleepy Leigh Paatsch , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 23 June 2011; (p. 42)

— Review of Sleeping Beauty Julia Leigh 2011 single work film/TV
This Birdmann has Flown Nick Galvin , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24 June 2011; (p. 8)

— Review of Sleeping Beauty Julia Leigh 2011 single work film/TV
Untitled Andrew L. Urban , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 26 June 2011; (p. 6)

— Review of Sleeping Beauty Julia Leigh 2011 single work film/TV
A Rude Awakening Sandra Hall , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25 - 26 June 2011; (p. 16)

— Review of Sleeping Beauty Julia Leigh 2011 single work film/TV
Uneasy Desires Laid bare Philippa Hawker , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 25 June 2011; (p. 19)

— Review of Sleeping Beauty Julia Leigh 2011 single work film/TV
Power Play Tristan Swanwick , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 25-26 June 2011; (p. 7)

— Review of Sleeping Beauty Julia Leigh 2011 single work film/TV
Naked Provocation David Stratton , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 25 -26 June 2011; (p. 17)

— Review of Sleeping Beauty Julia Leigh 2011 single work film/TV
The Living Doll Cris Kennedy , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 25 June 2011; (p. 36)

— Review of Sleeping Beauty Julia Leigh 2011 single work film/TV
Students in Sex Work Tim Kroenert , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 5 June vol. 21 no. 11 2011;

— Review of Sleeping Beauty Julia Leigh 2011 single work film/TV
Once Upon a Time Michael Bodey , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 18 June 2011; (p. 14)

— Review of Sleeping Beauty Julia Leigh 2011 single work film/TV
Like Day and Night Helen Garner , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , July no. 69 2011; (p. 56-57)

— Review of Sleeping Beauty Julia Leigh 2011 single work film/TV
Untitled David Knight , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , June no. 376 2011; (p. 26)

— Review of Sleeping Beauty Julia Leigh 2011 single work film/TV
First-Time Director Up for Cannes Honour Bryce Hallett , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16-17 April 2011; (p. 7)
Director in Fairy Tale Debut as Sleeping Beauty Selected for Cannes Michael Bodey , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 15 April 2011; (p. 3)
A Fairytale Existence Andrew L. Urban , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 1 May 2011; (p. 8)
Two Aussies Find They Really Cannes Michael Bodey , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 16 -17 April 2011; (p. 5)
Untitled Michael Bodey , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 20 April 2011; (p. 15)
Fairytale Beginning for Young Novelist Who Reached for the Stars Bryce Hallett , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 12 May 2011; (p. 5)
Local Work Makes Top Tier after a Lean Decade Michael Bodey , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 11 May 2011; (p. 29)
Australian Film Panned by Cannes Critics 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 13 May 2011; (p. 12)
Australia's Sleeping Beauty Given a Rude Awakening at Cannes 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 13 May 2011; (p. 1)
Dream Weaver Nikki Barrowclough , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Good Weekend , 4 June 2011; (p. 14-17)
Reel Time Michael Bodey , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 15 June 2011; (p. 17)
A Sleep of Faith Vicky Roach , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 23 June 2011; (p. 7)
Great Bodies of Work Charles Waterstreet , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 19 June 2011; (p. 12)
The Parts that Stay Private Ed Gibbs , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 26 June 2011; (p. 4)
A Rude Awakening Simon Weaving , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 25 June 2011; (p. 33)
Movie Ratings Miss their Target Michael Bodey , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 6 July 2011; (p. 17)
Dark or violent films are increasingly avoiding an R18+ tag.
David and a Goliath Job Matt Buchanan , Scott Ellis , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 7 October 2011; (p. 16)
Kath, Kim and Baz to Rejuvenate Box Office After Show Garry Maddox , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24 January 2012; (p. 12)
Mentioning the War Cassandra Atherton , 2012 single work essay
— Appears in: Griffith Review , Winter no. 36 2012; (p. 183-192)
Surrendering Expectations of the Girl in Julia Leigh's Sleeping Beauty Kyra Clarke , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Studies in Australasian Cinema , vol. 8 no. 1 2014; (p. 2-15)
'Following a screening of Julia Leigh's Sleeping Beauty (2011) at the Sydney Film Festival in 2011, I was surprised by the antagonism in questioners' responses to the main character Lucy which appeared to reify the ‘girl’ within conventional expectations of feminine behaviour. Lucy is a young university student who, as one of many part-time jobs, is voluntarily drugged so as to sleep naked and peacefully in bed with older men who may do with her as they wish, so long as they do not penetrate her. Identifying Lucy as ‘girl’ highlights both the space of liminality in which she exists and the desire for her to transition through this stage of her life to become a responsible woman. I examine the expectations of girls produced in the media and society and the contradictions they entail, the vulnerability that Lucy's employment as a sleeping beauty represents, and the ways in which the character encourages viewers to rethink what constitutes passivity. I argue that Sleeping Beauty highlights the importance of placing aside such expectations and accepting the challenge of confused and imperfect representations. Indeed, surrendering such expectations enables recognition of the heteronormative constraints that structure society.' (Publication summary)
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