I was going to cap the greatest 80's post-apocalyptic, Valley girl, zombie movie ever made - Night of the Comet. But, my version of VLC wasn't havin' any of it, so I decided to cap Mercy
with Ellen Barkin and Peta Wilson instead.
Oh the 90's how I miss you and your lesbian chic, with KD and Ellen and Melissa, when it was okay to have mainstream movies with lesbians in them.. as long as the lesbian dies
! Oh yes, the 90's, I think of you fondly.
Sure, this wasn't actually released until 2000, but I consider it a 90's movie anyway. What more could you ask for? Ellen Barkin as a butchy closet case Detective, Peta Wilson as a high-end call girl, Julian Sands being.. well, Julian Sands, exclusive lesbian clubs, S&M, murder, intriugue, everything but the kitchen sink. Really? What more could you ask for? Well, for starters, how about the lesbian *doesn't* die!?! Or a story that doesn't relate perversion, depression, drug use to lesbianism? Although the idea of a lesbian club for wealthy and social climbing women is like one of my ultimate fantasies. Of course, it also includes a Hilary Clinton type (played by Jaclyn Smith) who's attempts to take over the world include rebuilding the Amazon Nation with her army of Amazonian lesbians. What? Like *you* don't have that fantasy!
I hadn't seen this movie in awhile and mainly skipped over most of it to get to the good parts. Basically anything with Peta Wilson in it 'cuz Ellen Barkin kinda chews up a bit too much scenery in her attempts to play a 'tough cop'. So, these icons are a bit Peta heavy.( 33 Icons from Mercy, aka, the One Where Peta Wilson and Ellen Barkin Make Out! )