Just before I head off to Memphis, film critic Guy Lodge at In Contention viewed Fish Tank at the Edinburgh Film Festival today and he very much enjoyed the film. However, based on his comments about 'the scene' between Katie Jarvis and Michael Fassbender, it prompted me to email him to ask for details since I can't seem to find them anywhere else. I'm not one for spoilers, but because I'm so interested in how Andrea Arnold presented this moment, which we know happens, it's HOW it happens, and how in depth the scene is that appears to be of interest to many of us Fassy fans. While some of us are open to whatever is presented, respectfully, others may have serious issues with what goes down at the pivotal moment because of the girl's age, and, because Michael too is involved.
Because of what I will reveal below is spoiler in nature, you will need to highlight the area immediately after the arrow.
===> *** The film does have an extended scene of consenting, penetrative sexual intercourse between Fassbender's and Jarvis's characters. It depicts the act from beginning to end, but while it's atmospherically vivid, it's not graphically explicit. (Dim lighting, tasteful cutting, etc.) However, while not visually offensive, the fact that Jarvis's character is underage will be of concern to some viewers. ***
Okey-dokey now. Comments?