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Damsels in Distress

At the campus Suicide Prevention Center (where the part of the sign with the middle word sometimes goes missing), they hand out doughnuts under a cheery banner that says, “Come On, It’s Not That Bad!”


As I am generally loathe to hurt the always marginal market for arthouse films, let me start out by saying that the French film Elles contains lots and lots of sex, enough to get it an NC-17 rating that I doubt anyone contested. The sex is performed by a pair of college girls who are working their way though schools as prostitutes, and is as explicit as can be without crossing the line into porn.

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