This review is HIGHLY EXPLICIT, and contains all manner of PERVERSE, BUT SEXUALLY ACCURATE language. Those who are easily offended, or only here for the Disney movie reviews please come back another day.
Lucy Broadhurst (Lisbeth Hummel), accompanied by her Aunt Virginia (Elizabeth Kaza), is on her way to receive a mighty inheritance left to her by her late father Phillip - a wealthy business man who left his entire estate to his beautiful daughter. And while it's great that Lucy is inheriting an enormous home and money beyond her wildest dreams, there is a catch. Lucy may only be given the estate if she marries a man named Mathurin - the overseer of the family horse-breeding business. Which is far from great. Mathurin (Pierre Benedetti) was never baptized and was horribly disfigured because of this - he's hairy, creepy, and reclusive...hardly the catch that Lucy would hope to tie the knot with. But she's willing to give it a try for the fortune. But there is literally more to Mathurin than meets the eye...
Mathurin has a creepy, hairy secret!
So here you have the plot. Where is the sexually explicit language you ask? Well, allow me to illustrate why this movie repulsed me beyond reason.
Our movie opens to a solid three-minute sequence of horse breeding. And we see EVERYTHING. Close ups of horse penis, close ups of pulsing horse vagina, insertion...and completion. All close up, intimate, and in your face. Starting off the movie this way is off putting, and it doesn't get better from there. After the horses have their fun, we are treated to 30+ minutes of painfully boring chitchat that I couldn't focus on, Once this chatter subsides, we then enter one of Lucy's dreams where she is sexually ravaged by a hairy beast with a massive erect penis that - for lack of a better word - oozes semen. At the end of her dream she is literally coated in semen. She wakes up from her dream, finds that she is excited by her sexual romp with this beast, and falls back asleep so she can enjoy more dreamland sexual mischief with this beast. And all of this is still interspersed with more horse breeding footage and dreadfully boring bouts of dialogue. That's it, the whole movie. Yuck.
This is the most low key photo I could find of Lucy and the Beast.
So let's just start off with how boring this movie was. It is in French so you do have to pay attention to subtitles, but the dialogue and characters are so painfully dull...nothing draws you in or entices you. There's no excitement except for the lurid sex scenes...which are repulsive and obscene! I can see getting away with the animal sex, I don't know how that stuff is regulated but the stuff that happened between the Lucy character and the beast...oh Lord have mercy! It was highly explicit, detailed, and you get very familiar with Lucy and the Beast's anatomy. It was just too much for me. If you're in to French erotica movies, this might be a fun watch for you but I just can't get behind it. Literally or figuratively. It's dull and far too moist for my taste. And to make matters worse - this is a rendition of the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast! Thank you creepy writer/director Walerian Borowczyk for ruining one of my favorite fantasy stories. You're a real jerk.