Hot Sheet: Getting Iggy With It

Our top 10 entertainment and events highlights this week include Kelis, Semi-Precious Weapons, clones, and real damn bears.



4. DVD: Trap for Cinderella
In this brilliantly fun mystery thriller, 20-year-old photographer Micky (played with wonderfully unexpected nuance by Tuppence Middleton) wakes up in a Swiss clinic, suffering from amnesia and full-body burns that required hours of surgery and presumably weeks of hospitalization. The London party gal has survived a house fire while on vacation in France, and though she remembers nothing, she’s whisked away by Julia, her wealthy aunt’s assistant (who is now her guardian), back to her childhood home to recover. Soon she learns that her best friend, a woman who may or may not have been her lover, was killed in the fire. As she begins piecing together the clues to what happened, we see flashbacks to their adult relationship (The Iron Lady’s Alexandra Roach plays Do, the other woman, as a long-suffering but still wide-eyed and trusting lesbian), their childhood liaisons, and more. But the more Micky learns, the more danger she’s in, making this a pretty thrilling, occasionally jaw-dropping, sort of retro noir mystery, which makes sense once you realize it’s based on a classic 1969 novel by Sébastien Japrisot. One big bonus is Kerry Fox as Julia; her role is imbued with queer metaphor, and the actress — who seduced Sophie Ward in the film A Village Affair — likes to brag now that Ward, in real life, has married another woman, that "it was me who turned her into a lesbian. I'm a bad girl.” — Diane Anderson-Minshall

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