Homesex movieHabitación en Roma (2010) Movie Sex & Nudity

Habitación en Roma (2010) Movie Sex & Nudity

The two actresses are nude for almost the entire film, and the camera revels in showing off their slender, naked, bodies, their breasts, buttocks, and pubic hair (but it could be a merkin).
Very strong lesbian sex scenes throughout, but they last not so long and nothing explicit is shown (no genitalia, only simulated sex)
One actress talks of wanting a vibrator. (A male servant jokingly volunteers to bring a boiled cucumber as a substitute, but his offer is declined.)
The two are propositioned for a threesome by a male room servant; this too is declined.


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


The previous study of Mulholland Dr. made me a very “strange” audience. The room in Rome I saw was like looking at a planar 3D pattern (magic eye), like people drinking water.

There are many ways to read room in Rome. Here, only a cultural and historical background is provided as a guide for interested viewers to explore it by themselves.

These backgrounds will not have a decisive impact on the plot, but can increase the fun of watching the film. You will be surprised that important fragments of European culture are concentrated in one room and one night.

Ancient Greece and Rome + Renaissance

In the film, Natasha forgets her mobile phone and turns back to the hotel room. Alba unfolds an ancient map to find the way. He finds that the hotel is located in Rome during Caesar’s (100 BC – 44 BC)

That Hellenistic Rome is still some time away from Constantine the Great’s exclusive respect for Christianity in 331 ad. at that time, he worshipped many gods. The characters in Greek and Roman mythologies were like mortals with seven emotions and six desires. Their carving texture was lifelike and their expressions were rich, and nudity was the expression of beauty, It is quite different from the later medieval Christian Church’s moral attitude of taking nudity as shame

The actual work of the replica statue of Venus at the head of the bed in the film was not created in the Renaissance, but in ancient Greece about 200 BC. Looking at the Cupid decoration on the ceiling alone, you will think that this room is only a typical love hotel decoration. Looking into these backgrounds, you want to reveal that this one night stand was not under the framework of morality at the beginning, A lot of nudity in the film seems to be justified and return to classical aesthetics

When it comes to returning to classical aesthetics, in addition to the humanities and arts of ancient Greece and Rome, there is also the Renaissance. The Renaissance is a rediscovery of ancient Greece and Rome, trying to return to a world less fully controlled by the Christian Church, “religion can exist, but it belongs to private affairs”.

The Christian Church in the Middle Ages prohibited idolatry. The sculpture skills of ancient Greece and Rome were suddenly interrupted. Even painting was suppressed, and artists could not let go of their performance. But because there were too many illiterates at that time, in order to publicize the doctrine, we had to use painting to describe the biblical stories. But like Greek and Roman mythology, this kind of “pagan” theme has become taboo.

By the 15th century, the ban was gradually lifted. Sandro Botticelli Botticelli (1445-1510), the second generation master of the Renaissance, created “the birth of Venus”, which became an important “pagan” theme painting at that time.

At least part of the ceiling painting in the room in Rome is based on this painting. In the ceiling painting at the end of the film, a man breathes out from his mouth, which is almost the same as the wind god on the left of the original painting of the birth of Venus.

Characters two thousand years apart

There are often two paintings on the chair and on the head of the bed in the film. I’m not sure whether they are copied from past paintings, but the two important figures in the painting do have some basis

Aspasia

“Natasha” heard Alba’s story of defection from the Arab harem, and later identified the picture above the chair as “Agora in Athens”, which was literally translated as “Athens market”. Although it is called “market”, in fact, it also refers to public places of politics, economy and culture. Traditionally, it belongs to the space controlled by men, there is a woman Aspasia in the painting, and Alba’s rickshaw is named after her.

Aspasia is said to have lived between 470 and 400 BC. At the same time as Socrates and Plato, she is called the first lady of Athens (underground). She was born in Miletus (located in today’s Turkey). Her family is rich. She has received education since childhood. Her talent, learning and courage surpass ordinary men. She later settled in Athens. It is said that she made a living as a senior geisha. She didn’t know the local political leader Pericles long ago. This gentleman divorces her from her original mate. He is willing to risk public gossip. They live together and have a son, but they are never married. However, Pericles attached great importance to her opinions, and even some speeches were written by her. It is generally believed that Aspasia is a legendary woman in ancient Greece. Alba pays tribute to the female tradition in her name.

Alberti

The painting at the head of the bed describes the situation described by the Renaissance Almighty master Leon Battista Alberti (1404 – 1472) in the mechidi family. Alberti is as versatile as Wei Wenxi. He can both paint and build. In addition to leaving tangible works, he also left many written works, such as de pictura on painting (1435) and de re aedificatia on Architecture (1452). Therefore, his motto can often be found on the Internet, like “Natasha” casually telling artists to always know what they are expressing.

“Natasha” and Alba looked back and forth at the bathroom door. At first, I thought it was a hint of the pull between rationality and sensibility. But Aspasia here represents the intelligence of ancient women, not sensibility; If the painting on the chair is regarded as the perceptual art of ancient Greece and the Renaissance represented by the bedside painting, its essence is not to return to ancient Greece and Rome. How can we pull the two?

The only difference between the two paintings is that Aspasia is female and Alberti is male. If there is really a so-called pull, it may be the gender choice of “Natasha”.

Multilingualism

Interesting historical developments can be seen from the language used in the film

With the expansion of the Roman Empire, the Latin used by the Romans was distributed to Italy, France and Spain. Later, the barbarians invaded and the Western Roman Empire perished, resulting in the languages of various places. Although there are differences, they can be collectively referred to as the Roman language family. The languages spoken by Alba and Max in the film belong to the same language family

The northern capital of Western Europe was to be the settlement of the Germanic people. They were also nourished by Latin and developed the Germanic language family. However, this is not the language of “Natasha”. The Russians adopted the Slavic language family and developed based on Latin and Greek in the early stage

Finally, the melting pot of European languages takes place in English. England has been invaded by several foreigners, and has successively integrated Germanic and Roman languages. Therefore, the common language in the film is English. It makes sense in the director’s historical background setting (if there is any setting), rather than purely out of the consideration of the English market

In addition to these three major language families, there are several smaller language families in Europe, which can find development relations. However, the Basque Basque language used by lovers in Alba’s hometown in the film is a well-known historical mystery. It is distributed at the junction of France and Spain and near the Atlantic Ocean. It does not belong to Indo European language family and does not know where it comes from

Alba said it was an ancient language that she couldn’t learn. This arrangement seemed to imply that they had problems in communication and was an obstacle to the relationship between the two sides

*Back to Latin itself, it is called the language of death. No one regards it as a daily circulating language except for a specific purpose. However, it is a tool for reading ancient European written records, and it is still listed as a teaching item in middle and higher education in the West. Modern senior intellectuals need to learn Latin well, so that the language can remain elite even though it is dead

Christian Church

Since the film talks about ancient Greece, Rome and the Renaissance, it is impossible to completely avoid the influence of the Christian Church. The two can see a church dome in the east from the hotel terrace, which is sant’agnese in agone. In literature, it represents “the conflict between religious spiritual love and human flesh desire. Passion and holy love are like two sides of a coin.”

If there is really a pull between reason and sensibility, it should happen at this moment

Other references

I suggest that the audience should match the director’s previous work Lucia and lust paradise. These two films, like a series of works, touch on strange sex and have the same effect on the use and significance of nudity

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