I introduced Killer Joe in the last post, asserting that there are many great things about this movie. Apart from the adorable Juno Temple, another one is about a minute-long bottomless scene from Gina Gershon, which I believe is her first since 1995’s beatiful piece of avante-garde art, Showgirls. In this film, right at the beginning, we’re treated to Gina Gershon answering the door in nothing but a paper-thin sweater. She spends the rest of the minute walking around like this, until persuaded by a rather distressed Emile Hirsch to, sadly, go get dressed.
Yes, ’tis truly a grand thing to behold when in the same movie, you see not one, but two fuzzy beavers. But sadly, I could not call myself a true wannabe internet journalist if I didn’t report on the fact that it has been confirmed that the jungle we’re seeing on Gina Gershon’s crotch is, in fact, a merkin. In an interview with The Onion’s not-satire paper, the AV Club, Gina Gershon confessed that she’s not quite as rugged down there to properly portray the white trash queen, Sharla, so she suggested the use of a pubic wig for her bottomless scenes.
As a pay-off, we’ve got Gina Gershon’s rock-hard pokies sticking out of her sweater for the entire scene, so I guess it all works out in the end. I can’t overstate how great this movie is, though. I know I drone on about this in the last post, but seriously guys, it really blew my mind how well done Killer Joe was compared to a lot of the tripe from the past decade. Very much worth the watch. Clip and caps from this scene are taken from the blu-ray and posted below.