Cinema: Marinade

LIPSTICK

Directed by LAMONT JOHNSON Screenplay by DAVID RAYFIEl

Lipstick is less a movie than a marinade that the film makers obviously hope will tenderize and make palatable a tough and distinctly untasty subject. The trouble is that all the cunning they put into their saucery is of a low and painfully obvious sort.

They would have us believe that they have a serious cautionary interest in rape, its causes and consequences, but whenever there is a choice between the sober and the merely slick they opt for the easy and popular thing. To play the victim they have chosen that chic curiosity, Margaux...