As you can probably tell from the title, I didn’t like Sleeping Beauty, at all. I don’t know who Jane Campion is, but I’m worried about her if she’s recommending people see this mess.
In Sleeping Beauty Emily Browning plays Lucy: a college student, barista, officer worker, prostitute that is looking for more work as a server at fetish parties. This job would also sometimes offer her the opportunity to take sedatives and let old guys rub on her while she’s sleeping.
I’m not making any of that up, that’s really what this film is about. Lucy is already a prostitute, is in college, and works two legal jobs, but can’t afford to pay her rent. That is, until she gets a job as a sort of living corpse prostitute.
She takes the sedative to sleep, then the guys go in the room while she’s sleeping and do what they want to her. The only house rule is no penetration.