It was just announced as a member of the 2011 Cannes Film Festival competition and now you can watch its trailer. Here is our first look at “Sleeping Beauty” from director Julia Leigh. The film stars “Sucker Punch”‘s Emily Browning as Lucy in, according to IMDb, “a haunting erotic fairytale about Lucy, a young University student drawn into a mysterious hidden world of beauty and desire.” When I read that synopsis, I like to say the first part like Homer Simpson — “Oooo, haunting erotic fairytale!”
According to Movieline, who first spotted the trailer, Browning plays “a young prostitute whose specialty is taking a bunch of sleeping pills and allowing johns to have their way with her.” Hey: everyone needs that one thing that they’re better at than anyone else. Even if that one thing is roofieing yourself into oblivion to make yourself a better hooker. So don’t judge.
I’m totally unfamiliar with Julia Leigh, but the trailer is absolutely beautiful. Really looking forward to reading the reviews of this one at Cannes next month. Here’s the video.