Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Black Swan’ Script is Sex-Filled

Warning: This post contains spoilers.

Script Shadow was reviewing the script for Black Swan, the new movie written/directed by Darren Aronofsky (The Wrestler), and some interesting things came up. Not that the whole script doesn't sound interesting, it's just that this bit…stood out. Black Swan is about two ballerinas who develop a relationship during a competition. A lesbian version of Brokeback Mountain? You tell me; the review opens with this:

…in this movie, Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis have sex…And not just nice sweet innocent sex either. We're talking ecstasy-induced hungry aggressive angry sex.

Nice. The review went on to say:

…she begins noticing another girl around town and at the ballet company who looks exactly like her. But not just "exactly." We're talking identical. Yet every time Nina tries to get close, the girl turns away or hides her face. Finally, Nina meets this mysterious doppelganger after rehearsal. Her name is Lily. And while she definitely looks like Nina, she's by no means an identical replica. Was it Nina's imagination perhaps?

People are going to freak out over this. But me, I say big deal! So they do it. Remember The Wrestler? How is Marisa Tomei giving Mickey Rourke a topless lap dance and Rourke having an affair in a dressing room any worse than Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis having sex with each other? All I know is that this won't affect my opinion about the movie. A sex scene could either kill this or make it even more personal. First this movie was cancelled by Universal. Until Portman became interested in it and the Wrestler awards were thrown at everyone involved. But now Fox Searchlight is rumored to pick it up and shooting may begin in New York City in the fall. Bring it on.

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