Hard Candy: Infamous Castration Scene
- Published on Jul 6, 2008
- Ellen Page turns the tables on Patrick Wilson in this controversy-courting feature debut from David Slade, part exploitation thriller, part morality tale
14-year-old Hayley (Page) finally agrees to meet a much older man in a coffee shop after exchanging risqué messages with him for three weeks in an internet chat-room. From the moment Jeff (Wilson), a clean-cut thirty-something fashion photographer, comes in, Hayley has her eye on him, and after further flirtation she invites herself over to his place. There she mixes them both some screwdrivers, proposes a photo shoot, and begins stripping down to her underwear. Jeff's vision blurs... and he wakes up bound to a chair, with Hayley ransacking the house for evidence of his previous encounters with underage girls (including one who has gone missing), and ominously brandishing a surgical scalpel for what she calls "a bit of preventive maintenance".
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