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   Among the many joys of Netflix is the chance to see movies you've (perhaps) never heard of and discover whether it's a "hidden gem" or a true dud; and even duds can have their charm.  Demonlover (2002) falls somewhere in the middle of the "gem vs. dud" discussion.  Directed by Olivier Assayas it stars Connie Nielsen in a fairly non-glamorous role (the "housewife" Connie of One Hour Photo as opposed to the smokin' hot redhead from The Devil's Advocate) as a corporate spy in a world of anime/gaming/computer tech.  Gina Gershon makes a (SPOILER ALERT) brief appearance.    
   Reading online comments, someone compared Connie's character to Mrs. Peel from The Avengers in part because of the undercover angle and perhaps because (SPOILER ALERT) she shows up in a really amazing blue & white catsuit number and an "Emma" wig towards the end of what have  become - by then - a rather confusing series of plot twists.
   What intrigues me most about it is the idea that Connie's character seems to be a strong woman, in control of the situation which gradually just shallows her up, as you discover she really has no control at all, a condition that her character seems to pursue by film's end.  It's always easy to be "Director Guy" and point out what seem to be (to you) the flaws, missed opportunities, etc. in a movie.  I'm left not knowing if I understood what happened to Connie's character, but that's always a matter of individual interpretation.  So - Has anyone else seen this movie and if so, do you have any interest in sharing your ideas?
   If not this particular movie, how do you feel about a female character who appears to be "in control" morphing into a "damsel in distress" (perhaps willing so) by the end of the tale?
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Jim Wilson
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When it comes to "damsels in distress", I prefer my damsel to be - 

3 deviants said completely helpless & constantly in need of rescue.
2 deviants said seldom able to free herself, usually needing help.
1 deviant said somewhat resouceful, rarely in need of rescuing.
1 deviant said able to escape on occasion, but often needing help.
No deviants said completely self-reliant, always able to escape on her own.


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Thank you so much for watching and for all the Faves... :rose:
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