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Summary: Rotten Tomatoes

Elaine, a beautiful young witch, is determined to find a man to love her. In her gothic Victorian apartment she makes spells and potions, then picks up men and seduces them. However, her spells work too well, and she ends up with a string of hapless victims. When she at last meets the man of her dreams, her desperation to be loved drives her to the brink of insanity and murder.



Kate Notes:

The COLORS

I want to be her for halloween. Those WINGS

Oh my god a pastel queen up against the lady in red 

Oh man the constant backhanded compliments 

She’s literally not painting anything on that. They show her putting paint on the brush but then  nothing on the canvas 

Delicate little embroidered pubes on that doll

A PENTANGLE

I love her cauldron on a hotplate

Loonette the clown clock stretching time but with some witchcraft and light nudity 

I love how the man is like I’ll abandon this lovely woman I’m talking to and walk over to a woman on a park bench making prolonged eye contact

I have to be her for halloween. I almost said christmas. Lord. Pearls over sweaters have gotta come back. 

Miss you’re not even wearing socks in those boots

A deer! Innocence! She’s picking flowers. And then she pisses in a jar??? 

The  juxtaposition of her naturey shit and then  just a plastic can of gasoline or whatever. 

Girl was working those nipple tassels 

That fucking huge glass of wine

You could tell they did several takes because her right thigh already had mouth marks on it when she started her table dance

Let me uncork and smell this piss. Ah yes, I recognize witch piss 

Was the witch bottle made by a witch??? Brilliant question 

Dude that’s no way to throw back a drink, you have to let the air flow back into the bottle

A cell phone???????? Is that the first time we’ve seen one? Ah, a newer car. Is this  the first time we’re seeing modern shit???????

Like omg, everything before this was very firmly 60s-70s but NOW. the unraveling? 

Trish tries on her lipstick. It’s a sickly pink purple color. Trish is wearing Elaine’s makeup. She’s gonna wear her WIG. LORD. 

Elaine crumples when confronted by another woman. 



Nerd Corner:

Hella quotes from the AV Club article (cited below)

Should we call films feminist? What does it do when we label something as feminist? 

There is no singular feminism, there are many feminisms 

Anna Biller’s intentions for the film (about a woman being destroyed by patriarchal pressures)

The Pre-Code Era in Hollywood Film

Sexploitation films (and how this is not what Anna Biller was at all influenced by or referencing)



Discussion:

Notice the set dressing and costuming and lighting before the sexualization of the characters

The cell phone is like breaking a spell – then you get the modern car – it begins the unraveling

When Trisha is confronting Elaine she screams bitch whore skank and not like “murderer.”



Tropes:

Brick Joke!

Have You Tried NOT Being a Monster?



Works Cited:

Billers, Anna. (2018, February 15). Let’s Stop Calling Movies Feminist. Anna Biller’s Blog. http://annabillersblog.blogspot.com/2018/02/lets-stop-calling-movies-feminist.html

 

Rife, Katie. (2017, March 17). Director Anna Biller on the radical pleasures and subversive politics of The Love Witch. The AV Club. https://www.avclub.com/director-anna-biller-on-the-radical-pleasures-and-subve-1798259618 

 

Mullen, M. David. (2016, November 1). The Magic of Hard Lighting for The Love Witch. American Cinematographer. https://ascmag.com/articles/the-magic-of-hard-lighting-for-the-love-witch