I’m working on plotting a sequel to my first novel at the moment. Perhaps there’ll be some inspiration in this list of films from the BFI.
Jane Campion’s In The Cut was the inspiration for my villain in my first novel, A Savage Art.
It’s about to be published! Yay! I shall write a little about how the film inspired me to create my villain later. Unusually for me, I discovered the film first – but I enjoyed both the film and the book by Susanna Moore.
The BFI blog post suggests that with the easy availability of pornography online, erotic thrillers have fallen out of fashion – although they say there’s a strong case to bring them back – not least because they’re enjoyable. And although women characters have often been brutalised and punished for their sexuality and independence in these films, there’s also plenty of opportunity for us to subvert that – which I think Jane Campion attemped with some success in In The Cut.
A Savage Art would make a great film, I think.
Well, I can dream!
And just look at those actresses – Angie Dickinson, Kathleen Turner, Charlotte Rampling, Nicole Kidman…
Who could play my own Kate Savage?
If anyone can recommend any other erotic thrillers – books or films – please do let me know in the comments.