There are many kinds of blowjobs--masterful, merciful, hostile, desperate, obsequious, loving, et al. The one featured in Vincent Gallo's The Brown Bunny is the most troubling kind, especially when you consider that the film doesn't truly begin until the already notorious onscreen fellatio occurs, only to end about five minutes after it has finished. As a scene, the blowjob isn't shocking, but it is difficult to watch--and not simply because of the intimacy on display, or the weirdly disjunctive familiarity of the actors.
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The Brown Bunny Movie Review & Film Summary (2004)
The Brown Bunny is a experimental road drama film written, directed, produced, photographed and edited by Vincent Gallo. It was photographed with handheld 16 mm cameras in various locations throughout the United States, including New Hampshire , Massachusetts , Ohio , Missouri , Utah , Nevada , and California. Following its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival , the film garnered a great deal of media attention because of the explicit final scene between Gallo and Sevigny, as well as a feud between Gallo and the film critic Roger Ebert , who stated that The Brown Bunny was the worst film in the history of Cannes,  although he later gave a re-edited version his signature " thumbs up ". Motorcycle racer Bud Clay undertakes a cross-country drive, following a race in New Hampshire, in order to participate in a race in California. All the while he is haunted by memories of his former lover, Daisy. On his journey he meets three women, but Bud seems to be a lost soul, and he is unable to form an emotional connection with any of them. He first meets Violet at a gas station in New Hampshire and convinces her to join him on his trip. They stop at her home in order to get her clothes, but he drives off as soon as she enters the house.
The former downtown it girl and Sassy magazine intern rose to wider fame thanks to 's Kids , picked up an Oscar nomination in for Boys Don't Cry , gained status as a queen of indie cinema, and then took a part in 's Brown Bunny. The film required her to perform "unsimulated" fellatio on director, costar, and former boyfriend Vincent Gallo and the world absolutely lost it. Before the film's premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, there were false reports that her then-representatives at William Morris Agency dropped her. The agency still represents her. It was a different time.
Chloe Sevigny has received strong backlash towards her recent film ' The Brown Bunny ', after critics attacked her over an oral sex scene. The actress is upset by the critical response to the scene between her and Vincent Gallo , defending it as "romantic" and "beautiful", as opposed to gratuitous. The star explained her reactions to the reviews from Cannes Film Festival , by discussing how natural and intimate the scene is. Furthermore, she expressed dismay to the controversy it sparked, arguing: "I'm really angry at the way everyone's trivialising it. It's a really intense romantic scene, really beautiful. It's not gratuitous, it's deep. I do it in everyday life. Everybody's done it, or had it done to them.