Homesex movieA Star Is Born (2018) Movie Sex & Nudity

A Star Is Born (2018) Movie Sex & Nudity

A man gets a steroid injection in the buttocks. We see his butt from the side.
A drag queen’s fake breasts are shown briefly, and they’re referenced again later on in the film.
Man and woman are naked in a bathtub. Woman’s nipple is briefly shown. Man’s nipple is seen for an extended period.
A brief sex scene in bed while she wrapped her legs around the man’s waist and some thrusting is visible too. This is right after the scene with them nude in the bathtub.
For a very brief moment a woman is seen completely naked. She is standing in a tub and a door is closed in front of her. It’s barely half a second, if that, but she is in fact completely nude.
Lady Gaga is seen fully nude briefly. Her breasts, nipples and hairless genitals are visible.

A man and a woman begin to undress each other in bed. She covers her breasts with her hands, they kiss, and he begins to thrust. When the scene ends it shows them after sex in bed. The man is seen topless for an extended period.


Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


The word-of-mouth trend of a star is born among Chinese and Western audiences is different.

After the film was released overseas, the box office and word-of-mouth became popular all the way. The comprehensive media evaluation reached 88 points, 14 media gave full marks, and the freshness of rotten tomatoes was 90%. It is basically one of the films with the best word-of-mouth in 2018.

However, after the release of resources in China, the reputation on social networks is relatively flat. The Douban score is currently stopped at 7.2 points, and 37.5% of the audience only give Samsung a “OK”.

In fact, there is also a film with a bipolar reputation in the eyes of Chinese and Western audiences recently released in China. Although the word-of-mouth differentiation caused by the regional and cultural background of the two films is not similar, they both encounter the problem of “imaginary world”. “Picking gold” fantasized about a Cinderella story under the traditional Chinese background, which was particularly novel in the eyes of Westerners. But in the eyes of the Chinese, there is no feeling.

What about a star is born?

We have encountered three differences between expectation and reality.

First of all, there are differences in expectations for the “star making story”.

Many Chinese fans heard the title and the role of Lady Gaga. They imagined that the talented female singer thunder Jiajia and slay rode on the top of the world and sang the God making picture of Super Bowl. As a result, the most exciting dream stage in the film was just the picture of her timidly closing her eyes and singing on the stage for the first time. After that, there was almost no picture to provide adrenaline supply.

Instead, the film focuses a lot on Bradley Cooper – about his hearing impairment, his alcoholism, his emotional problems, his past, his death, and Lady Gaga’s drifting away from him. This is not so much a star is born as a record of an artist’s past, suffocating and bending.

Such an arrangement obviously can’t satisfy Chinese fans. Therefore, it is not surprising that the reputation of the Chinese audience is mediocre.

But when we turn our attention to the western media, the focus of their praise is precisely on the authenticity of the story of “star birth”. Take the comment of time as an example, “it’s wonderful to see a first-time filmmaker who’s more interested in effective storytelling than in impressing us; telling a story effectively is hard enough.”.

In other words, many Chinese audiences expect a formal, romantic, and even a bit flashy to the scene of the birth of a tearful star. After watching it, many people complained why there was no grand concert scene, which was not exciting at all.

But what Western audiences expect is a plain and moving story about the star as an ordinary person. They hope that the film is realistic. Bradley Cooper’s shooting method is also very realistic, and many parts talk like a lengthy documentary without cutting exquisite materials. But it is precisely these clumsy works that provide a sense of reality for the film. Lady Gaga’s fame is not an earth shattering great artist. Like countless dream girls, coincidence and talent are very reasonable. There is no emotional rendering of gongs and drums when Bradley Cooper plays a role in the film. A few pictures are simply taken.

One wants romance and the other wants reality. When he finally sees a documentary film, naturally, the former disdains it and the latter praises it.

On the second level, there are differences in the focus of story telling.

As mentioned earlier, a lot of the focus of the film is on the fall of the rock star played by Bradley Cooper. Even beat the rise of ally played by Lady Gaga.

Similarly, in the Chinese audience, many people look forward to the rise of Lady Gaga and don’t want to see those negative and falling things. A friend of mine told me that he wanted to fast forward when he saw the decline of Bradley Cooper.

However, the moving part of this edition of a star is born is to show that people are helpless and out of control in the fate of “alternation of generations”. Bradley Cooper represents an era, an era of folk and rock. Lady Gaga represents another era, a popular and modern era. The story of the two in the music world is the cruel story that the latter wave gradually replaces the former wave. As Hamasaki once sang in the song when he was in the middle of heaven, “I have witnessed the end of an era, but how can I think that it is my turn next”.

This cruel fate course was transformed into a love story with a lot of temperature by Bradley Cooper, making it less difficult to accept. But in fact, what is hidden in the story is that when a person is no longer young and loses his status, he can only roll into the torrent of the times and be washed away.

Just as La La land has been widely echoed by Western audiences because it describes the blooming of marginal figures in the entertainment industry under oppression, the story of entertainment industry figures swept away by the waves of the Times described in a star is born is even more distressing. This involves not only the resonance between film and Hollywood practitioners, but also the resonance of young audiences who love entertainment culture and middle-aged audiences who are easy to associate with their own situation. No wonder so many people in foreign countries cry in cinemas – how easy it is to think of the sadness in the industry and the desolate self in the evening.

But not many middle-aged people here may go to a star is born.

The third layer is the observation angle difference of international superstars.

The center of world entertainment and popular culture is in Europe and America. Their mature industrialization system and selection mechanism can continuously produce superstars that affect the world. When we look at them across the ocean, we feel the light of the altar constantly increased by distance and looking up angle.

Therefore, when we look at the star birth story of the first-line singers in the west, we always have the shock scene of seeing a giant ship of the times set sail. As a result, Lady Gaga in the film is a little simple. There are not so many amazing concert performances. She has been rehearsing, dancing, bathing and quarreling, just like an ordinary person.

So our expectations failed again. To see the birth of a star, of course, you have to watch the Western Mirror kaleidoscope fireworks. The film is too plain.

However, it’s interesting to say that the films that tell the famous stories of singers in our own region are actually very simple. For example, many people have heard of “the next stop, the queen of heaven”.

This analogy may be more or less understandable – we always have higher expectations for superstars in more advanced pop culture centers. However, in the eyes of European and American audiences, “a star is born”, that is, another film, “the next day’s Queen”, if it is splashed, it is not true.

In fact, the idol culture in East Asia is very fond of creating gods or raising children. In the entertainment industry in Europe and America, stars are still ordinary people. It’s no big deal to raise horses and grow vegetables every day. It’s no big deal to be quiet (Lady Gaga’s INS is these every day). It’s no big deal to express some political views. Of course, the stars here can’t touch politics. In order to receive high-end advertising, they can’t seem to be too ordinary. Gradually, the social platform has become plastic, resulting in the whole people can only stare at an export “love life” and work hard. In fact, it’s very boring.

This difference in the perspective of observing stars as “divine idols” and “talented mortals” has also led to the regional differentiation of the reputation of a star is born.

At the end of the article, I would like to quote a passage from Lady Gaga to Bradley Cooper on the podium of the American Film Art Award.

“You sometimes call me Gaga, but you and I both know that you privately call me Stefani (Lady Gaga’s real name). For a long time, I have been avoiding her. I put on my superhero cloak and claimed to be Lady Gaga. You let me dive into the bottom of my heart and meet her again. You made me Stefani again.”

Lady Gaga burst into tears when she said this. It also makes me understand why I cherish her in this film so much. In this film, she took off the layer of Lady Gaga armor she had put on since her debut, but showed her emotional side as a talented ordinary person, so fresh and real, with so many imperfect emotions, but it was a living person.

From this point of view, perhaps our expectations of stars as “extraordinary individuals” and “superheroes” always make them overwhelmed and like a cage. Although some people can say coldly that engaging in the entertainment industry and obtaining high remuneration will sacrifice all this. But when we compare the sick scenes of many stars and fans being bound and alienated from each other in East Asian culture and under the eyes of thousands of people, are we really unwilling to think about some more natural ways of performance and communication? God making fan culture fantasizes stars into flawless statues, gives them extremely generous returns, and deprives them of their right to be ordinary people. Can’t stars really be just “talented ordinary people”? Do they really need to be impeccable in all aspects? Is this impeccable really trustworthy?

Maybe they all want to be ally in the film, who can surge real emotions, who doesn’t have to be morally perfect and politically correct everywhere, but only need to prove himself with talent.

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