By Lauren Carroll Harris

Lauren Carroll Harris is a writer and artist, published in Bright Wall/Dark Room, Guardian Australia and Indiewire, and the author of Not at a Cinema Near You: Australia's Film Distribution Problem (Platform Papers, 2013).

  1. [Pete and Alice are having sex] Pete: “I want you!” Alice: [whispers in his ear] “You'll never have me.”

    - Lost Highway

    Of all the terrifyingly true things David Lynch has said, this rings the loudest bells for me: “Sex is a doorway to something so powerful and mystical, but movies usually depict it in a completely flat way…” He’s dead right. Despite the ubiquity of sexual imagery and objectified women,

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