“The heroine violently opens herself up to him, writing him a letter with a detailed list of her demands (basically, a scenario for masochistic performances: how he should tie her up, force her to lick his anus, slap and even beat her, and so on).” – It is she who in fact opens..herself up, laying her fantasy bare to him, while he is simply playing a more superficial game of seduction. No wonder he I withdraws in panic from her openness: the direct display of her fantasy radically changes her status in his eyes, transforming a fascinating love object into a repulsive entity he is unable to endure. – Welcome to the Desert of the Real – SLAVOJ ZIZEK on Isabelle Huppert in The Piano Teacher http://ift.tt/1MH6p8i

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