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The thirty year-old hard-worker Bobby Grady is married with two children to the frigid Amy Grady and their marriage is in crisis. Bobby is invited to work the night shift at a fashion design studio whose owner believes his talented and introspective designer Joanna Crane is selling his designs to competitors. Bobby accepts the job to make money and please Amy with a bathtub and follows Joanna after hours. He discovers she has a double life, working as a fifty-dollar hooker called China Blue in the red light district and practicing kinky sex with her clients to satisfy their fantasies. Bobby becomes obsessed by China Blue and when the true thief is found, he has sex with her and they have a crush on each other. Meanwhile the insane preacher Rev. Peter Shayne (Anthony Perkins) decides to save Joanna's soul and stalks her everywhere. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Kathleen Turner had recently been rejected for the lead in 9½ Weeks (1986) when she signed on to do this picture in March 1984. (9½ Weeks was made before Crimes of Passion, despite being released almost 2 years later.) See more »
[to China Blue]
Kill me, you worthless cunt! I'm all the men who ever hurt you, and made you feel like shit! Who stole your self-respect and turned you into China Blue. Kill me! Release the rage! Get it out! Get even!
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Director Ken Russell shows that it is not possible to separate sex and religion !!!!
It is no secret that since the beginning of civilization sex and
religion have always been able to maintain a unique "love hate"
relationship with each other. The story of Adam and Eve is also viewed
in the same context. Wherever there is religion, sex is likely to be
found and vice versa. No religion has been able to free itself from the
influence of sex. This has always been a trend and it would continue to
be so in near future too. "Crimes of Passion" might turn out to be mild
for many viewers according to today's standards but it was viewed as an
absolutely shocking controversial film upon its initial release in
1984. Words would fail to describe actress Kathleen Turner's impeccable
performances as 'China Blue'- an expensive hooker who is also leading a
double life. Apart from some kinky sex scenes, China blue's character
allows viewers to get a glimpse of tough lives faced by hookers. The
religious side is presented by actor Anthony Perkins as a crazy priest
whose only obsession seems to rescue china blue from damnation at all
costs. He is able to succeed to a very large extent but a sudden event
completely changes the course of action. Director Ken Russell has been
honest with his depiction of people with dual identities. They have
been presented as they are in real life without any embellishment.
'Crimes of Passion' has a lot of hilarious lines which denounce
hypocrisy, falsehood and dishonesty. They are absolutely essential for
viewers' comprehension in order to give them better ideas about a
marriage which is on the verge of collapse due to lack of sex and how
mean are societies to create and promote fallen women like "China Blue"
for their selfish interests ?
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