Boasting more tangled plots and bodies than an octopus has tentacles, South Korean auteur Park Chan-wook's "The Handmaiden" is a bodice-ripper
about a pickpocket who poses as a maid to swindle a sequestered heiress.
While not exactly a bodice-ripper
, it is interesting stuff.
In addition to its unsympathetic, obnoxious characters, Twisted seems to be confused as to whether it is a bodice-ripper
or pre-teen romance.
it's like, my god, this looks like a bodice-ripper
(laughs), and so different countries have just gotten completely different things out of it.
The form can no longer be dismissed as 'a bodice-ripper
with a bibliography'.
Admittedly, his statement was not exactly a bodice-ripper
in the first place, but he made no attempt to inject the slightest uplift or urgency into what he had to say.
The Washington Post found the love story ``more in keeping with a bodice-ripper
than an epic journey.''
OK, so the Highway Code is not as exciting as a Jackie Collins novel, but is a bodice-ripper
ever going to save your life?