The Little Death

Synopsis: The Little Death is a truly original comedy about sex, love, relationships and taboo. In a multi story narrative, we peer behind the closed doors of a seemingly normal suburban street. A woman with a dangerous fantasy and her partners struggle to please her. A man who begins an affair with his own wife without her knowing anything about it. A couple struggling to keep things together after a sexual experiment spins out of control. A woman who can only find pleasure in her husband's pain. A call centre operator caught in the middle of a dirty and chaotic phone call. And the distractingly charming new neighbour who connects them all. The little Death explores why do we want what we want? How far will we go to get it? What are the consequences of that fleeting moment of sexual ecstasy?
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Josh Lawson
Production: Magnolia Pictures
  2 wins & 10 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
96 min

- It tickles.

- Want me to stop?

Yeah, can you just come up

here and f*ck me, please?


No, no, no.

Not right after. Come on.

- Oh, I'm sorry, I won't.

- Don't you dare!

Take this off.

I brushed my teeth, I brushed

my teeth, I brushed my... Mmm.

- Have you set the alarm?

- Mm-hm.

- Paul?


- Can we talk for a sec?

- Of course, honey. What?

I want to tell you something

but I'm embarrassed.

Say it.

Well, I need you... I need you

not to judge me. OK?

It's important

that you don't judge me.

- Promise me you won't.

- Hey, sweetheart, what?

I want you to rape me.

- That's it?

- Yes.

That's what you were

embarrassed about?


- OK.

- Really?

Of course.

You're a ten, babe.

You're a fucking

ten out of ten.

You're 20 out of ten. To me.

You're five stars.

Yeah? Come here.

Feel better?

Uh... No. Paul.

Honey, not...

Not 'rate' me.

Rape me.

- What?

- I want you to rape me.

- You want what?

- You to rape me.

- You want me to rape you?

- Yes.

- What are you talking about?

- It's a fantasy of mine.

What, getting raped?

Yeah, it's like

your foot thing.

Um, it's a bit different,

I think, hon.

- How?

" How?

How is sucking your toes

different from me raping you?

Oh, come on,

you know what I mean.

It's something

I've always wanted to try.

I just thought it might be

a nice thing

for us to talk about.

- You know, just to be honest.

- Yeah.

- I'm going to...

No? What?

- Not now, not now.

- No? When?

- Um, I don't want to know.

- OK, tomorrow, or...?

No, no, I don't want to know,


I'm working late on Friday

if you want

to knock it on the head...

You're not listening.

I don't want to know.

I don't want to know when.

I don't want to know where.

I don't even want to know...

for sure...

- Yeah?

- ..that it's you.


Yeah, I don't know

how to take that, babe.

Honey, it's a

really common fantasy.

Yeah, I'm not 100% sure

it is, hon.

It is actually and you said

you wouldn't judge me.

No, I didn't.

I absolutely did not.

How did you expect I'd react,


You just told me

you had a fantasy

that doesn't involve me!

No, what? Yes, it does!

You said you want to be raped

but not by me.

No! Oh, no, no, no, darling,

that's not what I meant.

Oh, my God,

you are so fucking beautiful.

No, I want to be raped by you.

No, you don't.

Yes, you are the only man in

the world I want to rape me.

I love you

but because I love you

and because you're the only

man I want to be with,

I want you to have sex

with me.

Oh, Pauly, I adore you.

I just want for one little

second, like, to fear

what might be like

if it was somebody else.

- Does that make sense?

- Not really.

OK, go to sleep, we'll talk

about it another time.


- That's good, Daniel.

- It's Dan.

Forgive me, that's good, Dan.

Let's explore blowjobs.

There is no wrong way.

- Her blowjobs...

- Say it... to Evie.

Your blowjobs...

...aren't... very...


They're not...

They're not that bad.

They are.

Well, you remember the last

time you went down on me, Dan?

- 'Cause I don't.

- OK. OK.

- Regularity's not the issue.

- Let's just... take a breath.

When was the last time

you had sex?

- Um...

- Like, um...

- It was, um, it was...

It was last month

before your fun run.

Was it?

OK. What seems to be missing

here is communication.

But you're both struggling

with that.

So as an experiment tonight...

...don't be Evie and Dan.


be two different people

who aren't afraid to say

what they want.

Are you familiar

with role play?

Miss Redding,

sorry to keep you waiting.

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Josh Lawson

Joshua Lawson (born 22 July 1981) is an Australian actor best known for his role as Doug Gugghenheim in Showtime sitcom House of Lies. more…

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