Screencap Cannes trailer (2011)
form y Sleeping Beauty single work   film/TV  
Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 Sleeping Beauty
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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)
Mentioning the War Cassandra Atherton , 2012 single work essay
— Appears in: Griffith Review , Winter no. 36 2012; (p. 183-192)
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)
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
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
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)
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