Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Movies About Bent People

I just watched Quid Pro Quo last night. The movie explores the world of facticious disability disorder which includes people who are compulsively sexually attracted to disabled people, pretend to be disabled and/or want to be disabled. They are called devotees, pretenders and wannabes. I never knew those types of people existed.

I love to watch these types of movies -- movies about bent people or with bent people in them. Below I list some I have enjoyed for those of you with the same interest in unusual people.

2008 Choke -- a black comedy about people with sex addiction.

2007 Lars and the Real Girl -- Ryan Gosling plays Lars, a sweet, socially inept man with psychosis who believes he is in a relationship with a sex doll.

2007 The Brave One -- in this dramatic thriller Jodie Foster plays a woman suffering postramatic stress disorder after being brutally beaten and her husband is beaten to death. She turns to vigilantism.

2007 Sybil -- a docudrama dipicting the life of Shirley Ardell Mason who suffers from multiple personality disorder. A remake of the 1976 Sybil.

2004 The Woodsman -- Kevin Bacon plays a convicted child molestor trying to reintegrate into society.

2004 Dirty Filthy Love -- Michael Sheen portrays a man suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder and and Tourette syndrom.

2003 Monster -- a biographical-crime-drama-thriller about Aileen Wuornos, a prostitute who turns into a serial killer. Aileen Wuornos is played by Charlie Theron who wins a best actor acadamy award.

2001 A Beautiful Mind -- based on the life of John Forbes, a Nobel Laureate in Economics who suffers from schizophrenia.

1999 The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc -- Milla Jovovich plays a Joan of Arc, a 15th centruy war heroine who suffers from schizophrenia.

1994 Color of Night -- An erotic myster thriller staring Bruce Willis as a phychoanalyst who leads a group therapy session including people who suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder, nymphomania, kleptomania, sado maschochism, stuttering, and gender identity disorder.

1993 Mr. Jones -- Richard Gere plays a man suffering from bipolar disorder.

1992 The Crying Game -- Jay Davidson plays a transwoman.