20: Eyes Wide Shut

This week, we dream our way through Stanley Kubrick’s final film, Eyes Wide Shut. How much of this film is real? What does real even mean? Is anything here supposed to be sexy?

Content warning: nudity, graphic sex, sex work, drugs, nonconsensual sex, violence against women

Unanswered Questions:

  • Was Mandy one woman or two?
  • To what extent is Ziegler telling the truth?
  • Is Kubrick condemning conservative sexuality, or celebrating it? Both? Neither?
  • Does the film responsible in its reference to HIV?

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