Sunday, December 29, 2013

BLUE BEARD (2009): Marry Sincere Maidens

Catherine Breillat's version of Bluebeard (French: La Barbe bleue) is yet another example of an ephebophile playing the role of Captain Save a Ho Nymphet. 

Since Bluebeard doesn't understand that natural looks are one of the least important characteristics of an ephebophile and that as long as one is neat and clean, one's mental make-up is the most important characteristic that is needed to properly attain a nymphet. For example,  possessing a high self-confidence, having self-control (i.e., power), and being focused (i.e., consistently being in The Now) are far more important than being naturally handsome. 

Bluebeard is self-conscience about his unattractive looks - especially his blue beard; therefore, after Marie-Catherine's father dies and leaves her with no dowry, Bluebeard invites Marie, her sister and a bevy of other poor maidens to the castle, because he is "generous" and is willing to help one of them escape poverty through marriage without the need of a dowry. 

Despite their wide age-gap, Bluebeard's blue beard, and his low self-esteem, Marie is extremely eager to marry Blue Beard. But not because she is (initially) attracted to him, it's because she wants to escape poverty. And like most Captain Save a Ho Nymphets,  in the end, Blue Beard suffers greatly due to Marie's initial insincerity. 

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