The AFI Film Festival sadly came to a close last night. Fortunately, they finished on a high. Though on the face of it Black Swan may not seem like the most racy of subject matters (the trifles of a ballerina and her dance company), we implore you not to judge this film by its inadequately written blurb. Now, if you were paying attention on 25th August 2009, you will remember we told you that in the film Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman engage in a rather raunchy sex scene.
Well, you won't be kept in gnawing suspense for much longer, because on 11th February 2011, Black Swan will finally be released in the UK. Although as every single cinema ticket in the country was sold by 26th August 2009, the day after we broke the news, you'll just have to wait until it comes out on DVD. Or take yourself off to Chinatown and look for a man standing on the corner of Gerrard Street with a large, black duffel bag. His name is Mr. Chu. Tell him Georgie sent you.
Evidently, Mila and Natalie are still finding it difficult to keep their hands off one another. We can't say we blame them. As testimony to this, Mila has recently told of the hardships she faced while filming the sex scene. In an interview with Virgin Media, she moaned, "It is slightly uncomfortable to have to be intimate with a good friend." Our heart bleeds. On the brighter side, she also explained the mechanics of the scene. "We shot everything both ways. Sometimes I would be the sweet one and Natalie would be the mean one, and then we'd flip it. At the end of the day it was all up to Darren." That's Darren Aronofsky, the director. We're sure he was experimenting solely for the purposes of artistic creativity.