The Perfection will test your capacity for misdirection, implied sexual violence, and copious amounts of vomit.
The horror film, which debuted on Netflix last week, stars Allison Williams as Charlotte, a former cello prodigy who reunites with her mentor (Steven Weber) and sets her sights on new rising star Lizzie (Logan Browning).
The film nudges you into thinking Charlotte is trying to make Lizzie disappear out of jealousy, culminating in a scene in which the two travel by bus through the Chinese countryside–and Lizzie becomes violently ill. Trapped on a bus. With no windows to roll down. And lots of bodily fluids that want to come out. Also, maggots and roaches.
Williams told People that the scene was inspired by director Richard Shepard’s own experience of getting sick on a bus in Mexico. There’s also a scene in which Lizzie, desperate and hallucinating, cuts off her own hand.
I think I got sick from watching The Perfection… this film is very contagious @netflix
— Tyana Alexandra 🌧 (@tyanaalex) May 25, 2019
woke up early to watch the perfection before work this morning… literally bout to call in sick lmao that was fucked UPPPP
— mia not goth (@miasommar) May 27, 2019
Not everyone was sickened by the content. Some just wanted to shout out the film’s bigger themes.
✅ TWIST UPON TWIST
✅ FANTASTIC STORY TELLING
✅ THE REVENGE PLOT WE DESERVE
✅ DID I MENTION SO POWERFULLY GAY
— liptonlikethetea (@liptonlikethet) May 25, 2019
— Raneem △⃒⃘ (@aquarius0x) May 26, 2019
— godless gyal (@yoStaceyy) May 24, 2019
— . (@spiffyplum) May 26, 2019
Mrs: Let's watch #ThePerfection
Me: What's it about?
Mrs: Idk, some cello thing
(1 hour, 35 minutes later) pic.twitter.com/v9wqJ72cqO
— JC (@jaub81) May 26, 2019
— Tramon (@Tramon_WBAL) May 25, 2019
— The Pod and the Pendulum Podcast (@podandpendulum) May 25, 2019
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