Feb 5, 2011

Alexandra's Project


Spoiler Alert. Discusses key plot elements within.

If there is one universal character trait of the opposite sex that I absolutely loathe, it is their instinctive talent for conspiring. I believe this cryptic female weapon is also the reason why many women hate one another as they are always suspicious as to the true intentions of fellow members of the same sex. In the 2003 film Alexandra's Project, I was exposed to one woman's well-thought-out sadistic conspiracy against her own husband. The film was directed by Dutch-Aussie auteur Rolf de Heer, a director whose film Bad Boy Bubby both repulsed and engrossed me. It was clear to me after watching 10 minutes of Bad Boy Bubby that Rolf De Heer is one of few modern filmmakers with a very original and distinct vision, so original that I cannot think of many filmmakers with comparable work. Like Bad Boy Bubby, Alexandra's Project shows the complete psychological deterioration of a man as he is both physically and mentally beguiled by a wicked woman. 


In the beginning of Alexandra's Project, we are introduced to Birthday boy Steve and his seemingly perfect nuclear family. Steve's wife Alex seems a bit mouse-like and timid but she does not give any evidence that she is a psychopathic wench. It is also apparent that the household and everything within it are from the fruitful fatherly labor of Steve. When he goes to work, Steve is exhilarated to find out that he being promoted, on top of receiving a nice birthday party from his co-workers. Little does Steve realize that his wife is putting the finishing touches on her life destroying birthday present to him. When Steve comes home, he is distressed to find the locks on his security system have been changed (but the door is left open) and that his family is nowhere to be found. Steven eventually notices a birthday wrapped VHS tape which he immediately opens and inquisitively begins to watch on the lone TV sitting in front of him. The tape begins with his wife Alex and two kids wishing him happy birthday. Early on during the video, Alex soon tells her kids to leave so that she can give her husband a less than graceful striptease that is never finished. Leaving Steve most likely only partially aroused (similar to their marriage), Alex begins giving her pitiless present of psychological warfare. 


After going on a bitchy tirade about feeling like an objectified woman (some college Feminist studies class probably warped her mind), Alex pretends to blow her brains out with an unloaded handgun. By this point Steve is noticeably disturbed by Alexandra's erratic estrogen-driven behavior. Alex then begins to provocatively fondle her own breasts, eventually feebly attempting to pierce a needle through them. With her nipples hard, it becomes obvious that Alex is aroused by the sadistic behavior that she has emotionally tortured her husband with.Alex  then makes up an extravagant lie that she has breast cancer and most likely only has a 50-50 chance of surviving the ordeal. Eventually, the cutthroat cunt reveals that she is leaving Steve with their children (who love their father dearly), making sure that he will never see them again. This is quite revealing of the self-worship that is womanhood. Despite acknowledging that both Steve and his children love each other a great detail, Alex is willing to destroying her children's lives just to quench her soulless thirst for petty vengeance. Despite the fact that Steve has devoted his entire life to his family, not mention the fact he her provided them with luxuries that the majority of woman in the world wish they had, Alex ruins her loyal husband's (and her their children's lives) life just because she feels objectified and assumes Steve has cheated on her. Alex's irrational behavior is typical of the female slave-morality. Due to the fact she is afraid of her husband talking over her, Alex allowed all her hatred to boil up until she is able to gain enough gall to go beyond his back and plot a sadistic conspiracy to destroy him.


 

Despite complaining about feeling like a personal fuck-toy for her husband, Alex was able to save up enough money to escape from Steve by prostituting herself while he was working. One of Alex's pussy patrons is the next door neighbor, a hairy and overweight man (who Steve dislikes) that screws Steve's wife canine copulation style on the birthday present video. Alex's self-degradation to escape degradation is a great example of slave-morality inspired female logic. Maybe if Alex had been born over a century ago when women actually had to somewhat hard work (when home appliance technology did not exist like it does today) around the house and watch 10 kids, she would not suffer from bipolar female neuroticism that plagues women of the western world today. Without modern technology (accessible video cameras and prison-like security systems), Alex would have never been able to carryout her somewhat elaborate project against her husband. Where Mike Haneke only accomplished banality with Benny's Video, a film about a boy losing touch with reality via the virtual reality of his video camera, Rolf de Heer cleverly delivered a film that shows that one's life can be ruined and family destroyed merely by watching a home video. After watching Alexandra's Project, even the least misogynistic of males will find themselves (at least temporarily) infuriated at the 'fairer' sex. 


-Ty E

7 comments:

jervaise brooke hamster said...

Helen Buday was in Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome (1985), i cant believe shes gonna` be 50 years old next year, now she looks a lot like Mary McDonnell (the resemblence is striking actually). By the way, the geezer looks like Bill Shatner.

jervaise brooke hamster said...

I see 2 million silly 13 year-old girls went to see "The Roommate" over the week-end, fucking pathetic, although i`d very much like to shove my knob up every one of their delicious little arse-holes.

JESCIE said...

you finally saw it! as you know I was quite impressed...and yes benny's video was a buncha rubbish.

Greg said...

I just saw this film on Sundance a few days ago and, while a good film, was bothered by it. I totally agree with your review. There were other avenues of choice for her. It seems that Steve's worst sin was one of neglect and for that this friggin' bitch does this to him? She further punishes the children by depriving them of their loving father? I assume that Steve can invest his raise in a very competent private detective to find his children. I know I would.

Anonymous said...

One flaw in the script: She swears she has taken every photo of the two children from his house and office, so he will never remember what they looked like. BUT AREN'T THE KIDS' FACES ON THE START OF THE VIDEO ITSELF?

Alicia Kostelecky said...

I wish I felt bad for him, but he was using her as a maid and a convenient vagina. Yes, there were clearly other avenues she could have traveled, but what if he left her so damaged this seemed logical?

Anonymous said...

I was so angry with her the whole time. She freakin goes on and on about being used as a sex toy by her husband but at the same time whores for money when hes not home instead of getting a small job that could have been equally hidden from him. She takes the children away but really, how is she gonna support two kids?...shes been a housewife for more than a few years, what job is gonna take her?...yeah she might have saved up some money but thats gonna last a few months when the real bills and shit start comming in. And shes also punishing her children because she feels slighted.