That phrase came to mind when I first looked at the stills from Ricci's soon to be released new film Black Snake Moan. Craig Brewer's follow-up to Hustle and Flow tells the story of a God-fearing bluesman (Samuel Jackson) who takes a wild, tattooed, and nearly naked Christina Ricci into his home and chains her to a radiator--supposedly to cure her of her sins. Eek! The photos are disturbing, to say the least.
A former child star, Ricci has appeared in forty-seven films, many of them good ones, including the cult hits The Ice Storm, Buffalo 66, Pecker, and The Opposite of Sex. She played Charlize Theron's manipulative lesbian lover in Monster and had guest stints in numerous television programs, including the hit show Grey's Anatomy. She'll be seen next in Penelope, a modern day fairytale produced by Reese Witherspoon. Hopefully, the talented Ricci, whose career is clearly a work-in-progress, will be allowed to put on some clothes. [Posted by Marcy.]
View the Black Snake Moan photo gallery.
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- Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi
- The Host, Bong Joon-Ho
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- The Namesake, Mina Nair
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- Trade, Marco Kreuzpaintner