There are things in this life that a fella feels secure in assuming he ain't ever gonna have to be faced with. When a man makes it his life's work for to wax hilariously about The Motion Films, and decides that it is to be "proper" motion films, i.e., not porn, that he will observe in such a manner, maybe it ain't all that bizarre for to assume there are things he ain't gonna see.
He probably ain't gonna see close-up, unsimulated penetration shots in the middle of an already unbearable rape scene. He ain't gonna see a man pleasuring his erect sex-limb during that self same episode. Chances are he isn't gonna be faced with a lengthy, unsimulated, close-up blow-job a couple minutes later, and if by some miracle he does, he can safely assume there won't be no lengthy, close-up, unsimulated penetration of the arse-bum immediately after.
Allow The Duke to state for the record that I can no longer assume this to be the case. Far as I'm concerned, there's every chance Batman Begins is gonna have a scene where Bale whips out his member and pleasures Liam Neeson up the hole for a time, unsimulated, and in close-up.
Baise-Moi is a proper film. It has a story, it has production values, it's been screened, and banned, in plenty legitimate cinemas. It has actors who can act and a director who knows exactly what she's doing, and is fucking brilliant at doing so, I might add.
It also has a gut-wrenching rape scene, featuring unsimulated close-up buggery. It has a scene where a prostitute gives a bald fella a lengthy, unsimulated close-up blow-job, before he does her in the arse-bum, unsimulated, in close-up.
All that demented shit takes place in the first 15 minutes or so. Following this hilarity, what occurs is that one of the rape victims and the prostitute end up meeting in a train station and setting off on a cross-country sex and violence extravaganza.
Real sex and fake violence seems to be the order of the day. I'm not sure if these folks really did get their heads stomped in with stilettos. I don't know what the actor's equity would make of shoving a gun up someone's arse, unsimulated and in close-up, and then pulling the trigger so his guts fly out his face.
I'd say they'd be striking from now till doomsday if Ron Howard tried that shit with Steve Martin.