Girls on the side

Welcoming the fresh meat.

Welcoming the fresh meat.

Added my notes on Hostel: Part II (2007) over at Alex on Film. I think this series is a bit unfairly tarred with the “torture porn” brush. They aren’t as bad as all that, and they have a contemporary political angle that works pretty well (the 1% as corporate-killer elite). I don’t think this one does as much as it could with the gender switch, perhaps because they just didn’t want to go there. By the strictures of American puritanism, torture is OK but porn is bad. Murder can be seen as a rite of passage for teen audiences, but sex is morally corrupting.

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