I'm not sure how I feel about Black Snake Moan. I'm not sure how I feel about the new Black Snake Moan trailer. And, I'm definitely not so sure how I feel about a plot that revolves around an old black man who chains a malnourished, beaten-up, sex-crazed white girl to his (furniture? floor? door?) in an attempt to ... save her, I think (and hope). However, I am sure how I feel about writer-director Craig Brewer (Hustle and Flow) -- the man has one heck of a creative eye, not to mention he's arguably one of the most talented up-and-coming filmmakers out there right now.
When we first brought you news of the new Black Snake Moan trailer, it was apparently a leaked version, and subsequently pulled. Now, it's back -- and on the official Black Snake Moan MySpace page -- along with a few other tasty treats like pics, screensavers and what appears to be some sort of quiz, appropriately titled "Are You A Nymph?" And if you thought Christina Ricci was often a bit nutty when it came to her role choices, well you have no idea what you're in store for with Black Snake Moan. The girl is out there. Sex, drugs, bruises, chains and Samuel Jackson dressed to look like the next star of Dateline's To Catch a Predator -- count me in, folks.
Early buzz indicates this will definitely be one to watch over the long, cold, festival-happy winter. I can't see the film being heavily marketed (especially during commercial breaks on Lifetime and Nick Jr.), so you're going to have to get your fix and make your decision based off what you see on sites like Cinematical ... and JoBlo, since they're the ones who pointed me toward the trailer. Thanks, dudes! Pic hits theaters on February 25.