Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Welcome to New York– the DSK Rape Story, Not Taylor Swift Song, Finally Opening (Watch Trailer Here)


Taylor Swift sings “Welcome to New York.” But she will want her song off the air the week of March 27th. That’s when Abel Ferrara’s “Welcome to New York” opens here and on VOD. A great performance by Jacqueline Bisset as the put upon wife of a Dominique Strauss-Kahn character is featured. Gerard Depardieu is way over the top in an X rated orgy seguene that starts the film and lasts about 20 minutes– this was the version I saw in Cannes last year. Who knows what they’ve changed? The film is now rated R, as in relief from the X version. The movie has little do with with the actual DSK case and doesn’t really make sense, but at least it causes a sensation. It’s timed to the publicity for Kahn’s ex-wife’s book– Anne Sinclair’s memoir about growing up with a lot of art around her. Be advised: you’ll see more of Depardieu than you ever wanted. You can hum Taylor’s song to yourself or sing out loud.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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