Swamp Sweat

Is "naughty" still in the pop vocabulary? Can today's moviegoers be--not shocked, we're too savvy and jaded for that--titillated by the spectacle of wicked creatures taking vengeful pleasures? If so, Wild Things may find an audience beyond the one lining up to see Neve Campbell translate her small-screen Sturm und Angst into surly beatnik chic.

We're in Florida--the Atlantic Coast, Gulf Coast and Okefenokee interior seemingly smushed into one town--where the natives are bathed in swamp sweat, among other unguents. Dreamboat high school guidance counselor Matt Dillon is accused of rape by a student, rich-bitch Denise Richards. Did he do it?...

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