Friday, February 14, 2014

Breillat's A REAL YOUNG GIRL (1976): A Seductive French Nymphet

I wrote about Catherine Breillat's version of Bluebeard [French: La Barbe bleue] here, which is about the relationship between a wealthy middle-aged aristocrat and a French teen, whom he saves from a life of poverty.

Here's the plot summary for Breillat's A Real Young Girl (1976) [French: Une vraie jeune fille] that JHailey posted on IMDB:
August, 1963; Alice, 14, an only child, and physically well developed, is home for vacation. She's moody, silent, keeps a diary, and explores tactile sensations with broken eggs, candle wax, ear wax, vomit, urine, blood, and, perhaps, if the summer goes in one very possible direction, semen. 
Without her underpants, she walks about, rides her bike, and sits on the shore as the tide comes in. 
She drifts to her father's sawmill and makes eyes at Jim, a 20-something hand with a lean body and a model's face. What will Jim do, and does Alice want to do more than stare and fantasize?

Unsurprisingly, Jim was unable to resist the allure of a nymphet, and Jim and Amy began a sensuous age-gap affair.

A Real Young Girl (1976) is another controversial example of an actress of legal age playing the role of a (nude) nymphet. Charlotte Alexandra was 20-years-old when she played the role of Alice, a 14-year-old chit; however, the movie wasn't released until 24 years after it was filmed partially due to that controversial point.

I've yet to do a post on Breillat's Fat Girl (2001), but here's a preview. In one scene, a college aged male has anal sex with Elena, a 15-year-old high school student, while Anais, Elena's overweight 12-year-old sister looks on.

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