In the event you someway missed the viral trailer, Wilde confirmed in a recent Vogue interview that Don’t Fear Darling will probably be “actually horny, in a grown-up manner,” like a lot of Adrian Lyne’s numerous psychosexual thrillers. “I stored saying, ‘Why isn’t there any good intercourse in movie anymore?’” I can’t, in good religion, suggest that you simply watch 9½ Weeks or Indecent Proposal (to say nothing of Deep Water), nevertheless it could be value revisiting Deadly Attraction for those who’re a really devoted cinephile.
The Stepford Wives (1975)
If Don’t Fear Darling owes a debt to any film, it’s The Stepford Wives; skip the 2004 movie, and revisit the 1975 adaptation of Ira Levin’s novel as a substitute. Katharine Ross stars as liberal Manhattan photographer Joanna Eberhart, whose husband Walter (Peter Masterson) convinces her to maneuver to Stepford, Connecticut—just for her to understand that her fellow housewives are the victims of a darkish, patriarchal conspiracy. There are shades of Levin’s earlier novel, Rosemary’s Child, in Alice’s claustrophobia in Victory, too.