26 February 2013 | diane-618-921632
Had the privilege of being asked to attend the premier of 'Sex, lies and degradation' (or Jake 2) at the weekend and I am pleased to say that although it was gritty and consisted of dark themes the overall message was clear. The film offers the audience a taste of how close issues of domestic violence, rape, murder and the seedy world of drugs are to Joe public, in that it could be happening right next door. You might say that these themes have all been done before! However, it is the cast largely made up of young people that convinces the audience that although these perfectly nice people were sitting among us at the premier the audience saw them as totally different people on screen. This it has to be said is testament to convincing actors. We were pr- warned that the sound would not be as it should based on the acoustics of the venue, but that aside the film itself written by Wade Radford and Directed by Jason Impey was made on a shoe string budget and shows what hard work and dedication can achieve. It is testament to the determination of the cast and crew for making a film that, granted isn't to every ones taste but forces us as individuals to be more aware of what goes on under our noses in every day life. Well done to all and I can't wait for the next one.
Diane Merner BA Hons Lit. Literature and Arts critic for Milton Keynes.com