Crimes of Passion

Synopsis: The thirty year-old hard-worker Bobby Grady is married with two children to the frigid Amy Grady and their marriage is in crisis. Bobby is invited to work the night shift at a fashion design studio whose owner believes his talented and introspective designer Joanna Crane is selling his designs to competitors. Bobby accepts the job to make money and please Amy with a bathtub and follows Joanna after hours. He discovers she has a double life, working as a fifty-dollar hooker called China Blue in the red light district and practicing kinky sex with her clients to satisfy their fantasies. Bobby becomes obsessed by China Blue and when the true thief is found, he has sex with her and they have a crush on each other. Meanwhile the insane preacher Rev. Peter Shayne (Anthony Perkins) decides to save Joanna's soul and stalks her everywhere.
Director(s): Ken Russell
Production: New World
  3 wins & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
107 min

Adam and eve

just had sex, right?

And god says to adam,

"where's eve?"

So adam says, "she's down

at the stream washing off. "

And god says, "damn, now i'll never

get that smell out of those fish!"

You really think

that's funny, don't you?

I bet every man here

thinks that's funny.

Ease up, huh?

All of you.

Women. Christ.

Gettin' to be

a real pain in the ass.

I don't know what's wrong with the way it used

to be when you just did what you were told.

F*** you, hopper.

I do, every night,

me and my jar of vaseline.

I could f*** any woman i want. I

don't even have to make her come.

Reallyi'd rather get f***ed by a

vibrator than your cock any day.

It's honest, loving,

and i don't have to make

breakfast for it in the morning.

You remind me of my ex-wife.

She had an answer for everything.

Like whenever people would ask her

what i did, she'd say, "he struggles. "

You guys. You all think

you're the victim.

Hey, wait a minute. I think

we're takin' a bum rap here.

I happen to be

a very giving lover.

Yeah, you're giving, all right.

You gave half the city the clap.

All right. Enough.

Mr. Grady, you've been

awfully quiet.

I know it's your first

night with the group,

but, uh, is there

anything you'd like to say?

No, i, uh-

i just came as a guest. My buddy

hopper over here brought me.

I know, but surely you must have

something to say about all this.

I mean, you are

planning to stay with us?

Mewhy me?

I'm- i'm happy.

Been married to the same woman

for 11 years.

Been together ever since

high school. We have two kids.

Cut the crap. You wouldn't be here

if something wasn't buggin' you.

I told you. I'm here with

hopper. I have a great marriage.

I don't understand

all these...

hang-ups with you people.

I've never cheated on my wife in the

whole ten years we've been married.

I thought it was 11.

I've never met a man yet

who'd admit he was a lousy lay.

What's that supposed to mean? You

think everything has to do with sex?

Admit it. You're a lousy lay,

and she's learned to accept it.

Like we all had to.

Sing it.

Wait a minute. Now, you think i'm a

lousy lay. Is that what you're saying?

You got it.

I am not the one who complains

how tired i am every night.

Getting her to make love is like

asking her to run the boston marathon,

and then those times that we

actually do go through with it,

i don't know whether

to embrace her or embalm her.

So don't tell me

that i'm a lousy lay-

what am i saying?

What the hell am i doing here?

Well, thank you,

ladies and gentlemen.

I'm grateful

from the bottom of my heart.

It is truly an honor

to be named miss liberty 1984.

I have dreamed of this moment

all my life,

and i promise i shall

carry the name...

with dignity and with pride.

I will always serve

my country...

and be a shining beacon of hope

to nations the world over,

spreadin' the true spirit

of freedom and liberty...

that is america.

Oh, we're very proud

of you, miss liberty.

What do you plan to do

with your scholarship money?

Well, i plan

to study music, sir.

Music, do you saywhat kind

of instrument do you play?

I play the flute, sir,

in honor of our forefathers...

who died at concord

and lexington.

Would you like to see how

miss liberty plays the flute?

Oh, yes. Yes, very much.


i unzip the case.

And then i take out

the instrument very carefully.

I'm very gentle. And then i

run my little hand all over it.

Up and down...

and up and down.

And then I-

i fondle it so softly,

so softly.

Mmm, i love

the look of it.

Oh, i love

the feel of it.

So smooth and firm.

Oh, i like to wrap my fingers

around it and tenderly caress it.

Then i like

to lift it to my mouth...

and wrap my lips around it.

And then i just wait

for that sweet, sweet music...

to come pourin' out.

Oh! F***ing incredible! Oh!

Ohhh! Ow!

F***ing incredible!


Oh, f***ing



I knew it would be.

You knew it would be,

too, didn't you, huh?

We know each other so well.

You know what i mean?

What'd you say your name was?

China blue.

Nah, i mean your real name.

Miss liberty.

Well, that was some game

of yours, miss liberty.

You wanted romance.

Look, uh, my name is carl, and

i just split up with my wife.

It's gettin' late, babe.

Time to move.

Well, can i

see you again?

I work the street.

Keep an eye out.

It's just that it's been so long

since i got a hard-on just...

lookin' at someone.

We were married

12 years.

She just walked out

on me. Just like that.

I don't know what it was i did wrong.

I know what you mean.

My ex beat it out the door

when he was tired of beatin' me.

Is that true?

Does it matter?

Yeah. Well.

I'll see ya around,

china blue.

Oh, put the cash

on the dresser.

Hey! F***!

"Dear god, the heathen are

come into thine inheritance;

"thy holy chapel

have they defiled;

"they have laid jerusalem

on heaps.

Their blood have they shed

like water around jerusalem. "

Like- like- like-

this guy's crazy.

Like they f*** and they piss and they

sh*t like the f***ing scum that they are.

Dear god,

that was not me.

That was

the spirit of lucifer.

Forgive me, lord.

Forgive me.

"How long, lord?

Shalt thou be angry forever?

Shall they jealously

burn like fire?"

Shall we keep on f***ing and

pissing in each other's faces?

Forgive me, lord.

That was-


that was not me.

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Barry Sandler

Barry Sandler (born February 23, 1947 in Buffalo, New York) is an American screenwriter and film producer. His career has spanned several decades, with the 1980s being his most prolific. The openly gay Sandler is perhaps best known for writing the 1982 film Making Love, the first mainstream Hollywood film to deal seriously with issues of homosexuality and coming out. Sandler discussed Making Love in the 1995 documentary film The Celluloid Closet. In addition to his successful writing career, Sandler also teaches screenwriting at the University of Central Florida and serves as one Artistic Director to Outfest, a gay and lesbian film festival in Los Angeles. He is the recipient of the GLAAD Media Award and the Outfest 2002 Gay Pioneer Award for Courage and Artistry, and was named by The Advocate as one of the most influential gay artists in America. more…

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