What may have read as wilfully offensive in Martin Amis's novel translates as a grubbily
unwatchable black comedy in this bravely- acted British mess.
Its rough rectangles of acrylic paint have been grubbily
slathered across a carpet laid out, as a carpet should be, horizontally, over a wall-mounted rectangular steel framework.
Harrison Ford (pictured) stars as a cop hunting android fugitives through a future city both awe-inspiring in its scale and grubbily
The women may swear like troopers but this film is much less sordid than many of its contemporaries, marooned somewhere between a traditional Ealing comedy and the grubbily
brash style of Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.
So, there should have been millions watching Bedroom Secrets, a banal but grubbily
titillating look at the sexual habits of eight pathetic suburban couples, all linked by their desire to restore a spark to the bedroom, courtesy of the Ann Summers range of sexy lingerie and sex toys.
To the general embarrassment of having someone you don't know thrusting her polyester lace-gartered thigh in your direction is added the agony of how not to appear po-faced, while not being too grubbily
Meanwhile Chuck and her friends are worried her aunt's sleazy lover - the grubbily
suspicious Dwight Dixon - knows that Chuck isn't dead, and that her secret and Ned's life-giving magical touch will soon be a secret no longer.
The prompting invariably comes from a grubbily
dressed man standing too close to me when I'm reading the Racing Post.
"You play rugger," he explains, "but there's no tackling, so ladies can play too." He sniggers grubbily
Senior Labour MP Fraser Kemp said: "The Tories are grubbily
scrambling around for any cash they can get."