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Written by Chris Mayo   
Sunday, 04 May 2008

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Directed by: Matthew Saliba
Written by: Matthew Saliba
Produced by: Matthew Saliba, Mario Carangi
Cinematography by: Mario Carangi
Editing by: Santo Lucia
Special Effects by: Luca Pompilio
Cast: Matthew Saliba, Danay Cragaris, Leela Marcelino
Year: 2007
Country: Canada
Language: N/A
Color: Color
Runtime: 12 minutes

Studio: Sinema Saliba

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For his third directorial undertaking, Matthew Saliba takes us on a different visual path than his previous film’s The Manipulator and the Subservient, and Pandora’s Paradox.  We still partake in his sadism and masochism ensconced world, but this time the story is told entirely unspoken.  Through a series of beautifully photographed images accompanied by a soundtrack including music from Zombi, Marilyn Manson, Rammstein and even Lou Reed, we are taken on a short journey into cinematic servitude with his take on the rape revenge film She Was Asking for It.

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A young man (Matthew Saliba) is enticed by a woman at a bar, and leaves with her in the hopes of sexual fulfillment.  This coaxing ultimately leads The Guy (as named by the credits) in a situation where he plays the submissive role in a BDSM game of humiliation at the hands of two women.  Chained up and unable to defend himself, The Guy is then forced into various acts of degradation, including being violated by the two women with bright red strap-ons.  In typical rape-revenge fashion The Guy then becomes determined to find the two women and make them pay.

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What sets She Was Asking for It aside from other rape revenge films is not only the visual style but the fact that this time a man is not the perpetrator, but the victim.  Fundamentally we never see a man violated or tortured, so She Was Asking for It levels the playing field.  While this short film contains three main characters, the photography and sound design are as much a part of the storyline as they are.  If you’ve seen a Saliba film then you’ve noticed the homage to Argento’s work and this is no exception.  Much of the photography contains meticulously lit scenes of reds and blues.  The inclusion of music from the chosen bands mentioned earlier definitely augments the intense mood Saliba has accomplished.  The end result is another embellishment added to Matthew Saliba’s subversive vision.

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She Was Asking for It -- Click here to enlarge image -- www.severed-cinema.com

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She Was Asking for It -- Click here to enlarge image -- www.severed-cinema.com

She Was Asking for It -- Click here to enlarge image -- www.severed-cinema.com

She Was Asking for It -- Click here to enlarge image -- www.severed-cinema.com

She Was Asking for It -- Click here to enlarge image -- www.severed-cinema.com

She Was Asking for It -- Click here to enlarge image -- www.severed-cinema.com

She Was Asking for It -- Click here to enlarge image -- www.severed-cinema.com

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