Cinema: Rushes: Mar. 8, 1982


The ostensible plot of Butterfly has to do with incest in the boondocks. Or rather the possibility of same, since things are finally worked so that no taboos are actually violated. But all of that is much too complicated and silly to go into with a straight face. The real suspense of the film derives from the troubles that Leading Lady Pia Zadora keeps having with her wardrobe. Sometimes it seems to have a will of its own and just starts sliding off her. On other occasions, when there is some feebly logical reason for her to shed it (taking...

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